Archive for January, 2010

  • Succeeding at Far Off Goals – Last in a series

    Succeeding at Far Off Goals – Last in a series

    Today in the last of a series on reaching long-term goals, I offer age-old wisdom from Stephen Covey along with a simple, specific tactic. First, the tactic: create two-week goals.  Take the big long-term goal that you have, and ask yourself this simple question: “What […]

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  • Kobe Bryant – Mea Culpa

    Kobe Bryant – Mea Culpa

    RFL Readers: I received two private emails from people who were upset with my choice of Kobe Bryant as a role model for leadership. They were not arguing with Kobe’s work ethic and his turning to a coach to improve his skills. They instead said […]

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  • Hitting the Hard to Reach Goals – Part 3

    Hitting the Hard to Reach Goals – Part 3

    THE most important thing to do once you have a clear goal in place is to identify the key driver. By “driver” I mean the key strategy or activity that more than anything else will lead you to your goal. The goal is something you […]

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  • Succeeding at Far Off Goals – Part 2

    Succeeding at Far Off Goals – Part 2

    [audio:http://www.danmulhern.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Succeeding-at-Far-Off-Goals-Part-21.mp3] Today, leadership from Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan. Yes, superstars. Yes, athletes. And yes, yes, they are relevant for you and me, everyday leaders. Kobe and MJ exemplify the third and fourth keys in this mini-series of thoughts for those who have a big […]

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  • Will We Ever Get There – Leading When Success Seems Far Away at Best

    Will We Ever Get There – Leading When Success Seems Far Away at Best

    Okay, so I’m done encouraging you to set goals. I’m moving on to a new and nearly universal leadership question: What are the key leadership strategies to succeed when the goals you are striving to reach will take a long time, and when there are […]

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  • People's fascinating views of goal-setting

    People's fascinating views of goal-setting

    What are you doing about goal-setting? Take the 3-question survey on goal-setting: attitudes and best practices.  And see the results. Click here to take survey

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  • Goal Setting Resources

    Goal Setting Resources

    Rene asked me in a post if I had any recommendations for time management resources/books. Here are my thoughts, Rene. I welcome others to chime in. First, I think time management and goal setting are lifelong pursuits. I do it differently year-to-year, trying to hone […]

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  • Help Me Spread a Positive Virus

    Help Me Spread a Positive Virus

    Friends, I first want to wish you a great 2010. A year in which you set sights that are worthy of the gifts and abilities and dreams you possess. A year in which you take the plunge and engage to make a difference in your […]

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