Back To School…Back To Basics…Return To Your Goals

August 28, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Goal Setting vs. Goal Achievement Seminar

September 10, 2014 — 6:00 – 8:00 PM

The IIDEA Center, NYC

The joy is not in setting goals but in ACHIEVING THEM! In this interactive seminar you will learn consistent methods to successfully achieve all types of goals. Whether short term or long term, small or large, personal or professional, you will receive simple easy to apply tools to help you achieve just about any goal you can think of.

REGISTER HERE!

During the session you will explore:

  • How to manage Tasks, Projects and Priorities.
  • External roadblocks and internal issues that have hindered your success in the past.
  • Why your daily ToDo list is not helping you achieve your goals.
  • The difference between People Pleasing and Task Management.
  • The #1 key to developing better SMART goals.
  • How to create “actionable” plans you can easily follow through on.
  • A web based tool that helps puts you back on track if you get derailed.

Read more

5 Strategies to Get You Closer to a Promotion

Job Promotion

At the beginning of 2014 many of you had your sights set on earning a job promotion. Hopefully throughout the year you actively pursued this goal and today you can say you are well on your way to achieving it. But if you are still on the journey here are 5 strategies to get you closer to the prize!

Prioritize Your Work

Don’t let work pressures derail you. Start your day with a manageable action list that takes into account your schedule and the goals you have set for yourself. On truly busy days create a smaller list. On your freer days create a more aggressive list. Put in the forefront tasks that your boss will think are important and be sure to clue him in when they are complete.

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Goal Setting vs. Goal Achievement…There’s a Difference!

TargetSEPTEMBER 10, 2014
6:00 – 8:00 PM
The IIDEA CENTER, NYC

The joy is not in setting goals but in ACHIEVING THEM! In this interactive seminar you will learn consistent methods to successfully achieve all types of goals. Whether short term or long term, small or large, personal or professional, you will receive simple easy to apply tools to help you achieve just about any goal you can think of.

Register HERE!

During the session you will explore:

  • How to manage Tasks, Projects and Priorities.
  • External roadblocks and internal issues that have hindered your success in the past.
  • Why your daily ToDo list is not helping you achieve your goals.
  • The difference between People Pleasing and Task Management.
  • The #1 key to developing better SMART goals.
  • How to create “actionable” plans you can easily follow through on.
  • A web based tool that helps puts you back on track if you get derailed.

The session introduces techniques for goal setting and goal achievement, while focusing on self knowledge and self management. We look at a component of SMART goals that most workshops and seminars don’t address. This missing link often means the difference between success and failure when it comes to accomplishing what you have set your mind to do.

Finally, we will introduce you to Priority & Impact. The two competing forces pulling on you whenever you try to achieve your goals. This session helps you to make these forces work for you instead of against you!

Session participants receive:

  1. Effective organizational tools and software to increase productivity.
  2. Simplified scheduling tools to ease the burden of managing multiple projects.
  3. Techniques that work for both personal and business goals.

   BONUS!

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PiVI Web App and Custom Dashboard free with your registration!
(REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED)

   For More Information Contact Brian Dunn
   P: (646) 203-1202
brian@itcanbedunn.com

 

4 Critical Second Quarter Review Questions

June 12, 2014 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: Goals, Productivity 

Q2 Review

In January you developed your goals using the SMART system as part of the Goals Development 6 Part Series. Since then you have been actively working on hitting your targets. Now it’s time to look back and complete a Second Quarter/Mid-Year Review. The first step in preparing for this important meeting is to print out your 2014 Goals so they can be easily reviewed.  Once printed, do a self evaluation of your performance to date. (If you have your goals in PiVI there’s a feature on the Goals List page that will export them to Excel.)

In each of the Fortune 500 companies that I’ve worked for there was a prescribed time set aside to look at employee performance for the first half of the year. Managers and their teams were encouraged use this time understand what everyone has been working on and to make any necessary course corrections. Your goal for this meeting with your manager is to get a glimpse of what your final performance rating might be. It’s a chance to make new agreements about exactly which targets and responsibilities you will be evaluated on. I have coached many people who were shocked after receiving a poor end year performance rating. But when we looked back on their mid-year review we found signs that things were not going well back then. If you want to avoid a fourth quarter shocker, here are 4 questions you want to be sure to address in your Second Quarter Review. Read more

5 ways to stay motivated at work

June 5, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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I hate my job!

Either our slowly recovering economy, lack of opportunity or just plain bad luck has kept stuck in jobs they hate. I’ve spoken to many professionals who complain that their job doesn’t tap into their skills, abilities, or interests and is just plain boring. If you feel this way too you’re probably not very motivated at work. But who doesn’t need their job right now; no matter how mundane it is? Though less than you desire, the job you’re currently in is all you have. So you may as well make the best of it.

And the lazy summer months ahead are no help. Who wouldn’t rather be outside enjoying a cool beverage in the sun instead of inside performing some mindless function? Don’t suffer through June, July and August. Try these 5 techniques to keep you motivated through your long work days.

1. Don’t Look For Another Job This Summer.

According to Career Sidekick June, July and August are the worst months to be looking for a new job. You’re better off enjoying the summer and picking up your job search in September. Read more

Goal Setting vs. Goal Achievement….There’s a difference!

May 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Bars in Sky

Experience satisfaction and peace of mind by crossing completed goals off your list one by one. Learn how to consistently and successfully attack short term or long term, small or large, personal or professional goals using simple and easy to apply tools to help get you to where you want to be. In this fun interactive workshop you will identify external roadblocks and internal issues that have hindered your success in the past.

Register HERE

During the session you will explore:

  • How to manage Tasks, Projects and Priorities.
  • Why your daily ToDo list is not helping you achieve your goals.
  • The difference between people pleasing and task management.
  • The 1 key to developing better SMART goals.
  • How to create “actionable” action plans that you can easily follow through on.
  • Strategies for getting back on track if you get derailed.

The session introduces techniques for goal setting and goal achievement, while focusing on self knowledge and self management. We look at a component of SMART goals that most workshops and seminars don’t address. This missing link often means the difference between success and failure when it comes to actually accomplishing what you have set your mind to do.

Finally, we will introduce you to Priority & Impact. The two competing forces pulling on you whenever you try to achieve your goals. This session helps you understand how these forces can work for or against you.

Session participants learn:

  1. How to use organizational tools and software to increase productivity.
  2. Simplified scheduling tools to ease the burden of managing multiple projects.
  3. Techniques that work for both personal and business goals.

BONUS!

PiVI Web App and Custom Dashboard free with your registration. Get details at the event.

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REGISTER HERE

REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED

Take this job and shove it!

May 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Emergency_exit_slideHe didn’t wake up with a goal to quit his job that day.

August 9, 2010 Steven Slater started his day like any other. He put on his uniform, drove to the airport and prepped for another day as a Jet Blue flight attendant. But this day would be like no other. Somewhere on his round trip between Pittsburgh, PA and New York, JFK he had enough. In one of the more memorable job quitting events ever displayed, Jim popped open the emergency door, grabbed his bag along with a couple of beers, hopped on the safety slide and told the airline where they could fly that plane. Before anyone could figure out what happened, he was home napping in his bed. All this stemmed from yet another rude and abusive passenger. (Read full story here)

Four years ago Mr. Slater didn’t wake up look, into the mirror and say to himself; “Today I’m gonna do it! This will be my last day in this crummy job!” Read more

Don’t let Monday morning sabotage your productivity

May 6, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Blue Monday

This is a conversation I recently overheard in the company cafeteria one Friday afternoon.

Old Timer: “Glad it’s Friday! Did you know that some people get angry on Fridays?”
Youngster: “Really?”
Old Timer: “Yeah, guess they’re not excited about being off work. Me? I’m always glad it’s Friday!”
Youngster: “I hear you about Friday. Wanna know my favorite day?”
Old Timer: “Um hmm.”
Youngster: “Monday!”
Old Timer: “Monday!?!?”
Youngster: “Yep Monday. Because if I wake up on Monday and I have a job? I’m a happy man!”
Old Timer: “Ok, you got that one.”

What a refreshing take on “Blue Monday“.  Monday represents opportunity, not drudgery, for this young man. He chooses not to get stuck on the “negative”. Their conversation brought to mind two other areas where people typically get stuck.

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The 1 Thing you need to know to make progress on your Goals.

BiorythmHave you ever started working on a project and become quickly distracted? Or have you ever started working on a project and become energized to the point that you were able to get most of it done in a short amount of time? Have you felt at times that you could complete an entire project in one sitting? Are there certain times of the day that you have lots of energy while other times you feel drained?

All of these questions relate to optimal productivity times. These are times  during the day when you are most productive, most creative and most energized. (You can also map your productivity times to highs and lows in your week.)

I’m an early bird. Read more

NCAA March Madness Basketball. Could this be the ultimate in goal setting?

April 8, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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NCAA 2As I sat at home last night watching two of the top college basketball teams in the country vie for the national title, I couldn’t help but think about the journey these young men traveled to get to this game and what this tournament says about striving for your goals.

The college basketball season starts in November and runs through February – about 18 weeks. Each team can expect to play 40 regular season games – tournaments not included. Remove holidays, school closing, etc. and these college athletes can expect to play 3 games per week. Now add in practice.

There are 212 NCAA Division I Colleges. From this pool, 68 were chosen to participate in the 2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Each team carries a roster of about 15 players. That means, on day one of the tournament, there are 1,020 student athletes confident they will make it to the championship game.

This year, one team with sixteen players rose victorious. Read more

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