The Not-So Silly Practice Of Goal Setting

The hard thing about doing nothing is you never know when you’re done. Sounds silly, doesn’t it?  Yet that’s very close to the way a lot of people live their lives.  They have no particular direction for their life or their career.  They’re just putting in time and hope it all works out.  Well it’s not going to work out.  …

You Can’t Expect To Manage If You Don’t Intend To Listen

The higher people go in management and the more authority they wield, the less they are “forced” to listen to others.  Indeed, the less they listen.  In a survey by the research firm Watson Wyatt Worldwide, they found that only 19% of managers say they listen to and take into account the comments of their employees before they make policies.  …