Leadership Tip

How to monitor your goals

Having goals is a good thing. But the current trend of self-monitoring, whether through time trackers or fitness trackers, means we are constantly evaluating ourselves: the sales we make, the hours we work, the miles we run. Over-monitoring can get tiring and cause us to lose sight of what really matters. Avoid this trap by taking a more humane approach:

  1. Assess yourself. If you are constantly measuring what you are doing and feeling uneasy about things you actually want to do, it’s time to loosen up.
     
  2. Reevaluate the why. Think about whether you are monitoring habits because they work for you or because it is what you think you should do.
     
  3. Disappoint people. Do not get overwhelmed by all the things people expect you to do and be. Let some of them go.
     
  4. Be brave. Stop looking at your self-worth as a scorecard.

The above leadership tip...
was sent in response to a question from a participant on our 10/10 leadership development and mentoring programme and adapted from The Perils of Overmonitoring Your Behaviour and Goals by Elizabeth Grace Saunders. Whether you're a first time manager or an experienced leader, straightforward, practical advice on best practice is hard to find. Until now. To find out how you, your team or your organisation can benefit, please join us on our next complimentary webinar or contact us.

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