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You Need To Know Where You Are In Order To Get Where You're Going

planningIf Transparency is all about understanding where we are, tracking our planned progress against actual progress, to ensure that we are on track to succeed, then one of the best tools to help with that is, in my opinion, Earned Value Management (EVM).

Why Don't We Recognise People More?

applauseThere’s a saying ‘What we recognise gets repeated’ which implies that recognition is one way to create the culture we want, by recognising the behaviours that we want repeated. I also believe that recognition is one of the key lubricants in creating successful organisations and developing winning culture.

Does The End Justify The Means

Tyrant 2Success can be defined in many different ways, sometimes we have clear goals and it can look like success is very easy to define. Either the project was delivered successfully on time or it wasn’t.

Conflicting Goals

conflicting goalsAs leaders it is our responsibility to provide clear direction to our teams.

When we do this, we need to ensure that the direction we set is in line with that of our company, or what our own masters are looking for us to do.

If we do not do this, then we can find that our teams are getting different messages, one from us and one from our company or sponsors, which can result in conflicting goals.

FASTER Way to Being a Better Leader in 2014

FasterIn 2014 if you want to become a better leader then take the FASTER Approach, not only will you be more successful but you will earn much more respect from your team :)

Setting Goals

fast goalAt this time of year we start to think about our goals for the next year, even if it’s just our New Years Resolutions, these are still goals that we set for ourselves.

When it comes to achieving goals it is always best if we take a FAST approach.

Why Persistence Is an Important Quality For Leaders

persistencePersistence is a great quality and one that we should all look to nurture. The ability to hold on or to get back up after we have been knocked down is essential for us to achieve any real success, because there will be failures along the way and it’s how we deal with these failures that will determine the outcome of any endeavour that we undertake.

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