What Do You Want To Achieve in 2009?

A new year is often a time when people take stock and set some resolutions for the year ahead.  Most of these resolutions never materialise so it might seem that there is little point in setting out what you want to achieve in 2009.  Yet in truth, if you are someone who:

  • Knows what they want
  • Knows why they want it
  • Knows what they are willing to do and not do to achieve what they want
  • Takes consistent action towards achieving their goal

you will be setting yourself up for success.  Research by ThinkTQ identified that

  • Only 25% set a specific target for what they want
  • Less than 3% have a specific goal for each major area of their life
  • Less than 55% aim high when it comes to goals
  • Less than 11% write down goals with declared target dates
  • Less than 2% set start and end dates for goals
  • Less than 8% take consistent action towards attaining a goal

So what is it you want to achieve in 2009 as a manager or leader?


About the Author Duncan Brodie

Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 8,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.

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