Happy New Year! ….but now what??!

If we did all the things we were capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.

Thomas A. Edison

Dear all

We hope you had an amazing break with your family and loved ones over this last couple of weeks, and are now back to work fully refreshed and keen to get going?  But what to do now? Carry on where we left off? Start some new initiatives?  Plan the latest conference to rally the troops?

So often in our career it’s easy to get sucked in to the same old task list.  My own experience is that when I have taken some quiet time-out at this time of year, to just sit and think by myself about both what I would like to achieve in the next cycle, 6 months, year and what needs to be achieved (NB the former was always more ambitious than the latter!) and then map this out in some simple steps….the results have been, quite simply, astounding.  This clarity of focus from a leader allows you to……

  • communicate more effectively

  • know what to say “yes” and “no” to

  • spend more time with your people, helping them to get the clarity they need

  • and get your conference message extremely clear!!

    1. Explain what needs to be achieved (where are we now and where do we need to get to?)

    2. Tell them why you believe this is important to you personally and you all as a teamand

    3. Ask them how they might help this be achieved

We wish you well for 2014 and look forward to working with you to support you in your journey to astounding success.  We encourage you to find 2 hours to be by yourself this week and consider what’s important this year….time spent now will repay itself 100-fold throughout the year…believe me, it always does!



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