3 Steps to Setting and Achieving your Goals in 2013

A Recipe to Keep your New Year’s Resolutions

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Hello and a happy and prosperous 2013 to all! For many, January is the month of so-called "resolutions". And yet, I just read that one in four New resolutionsYear’s resolutions are broken in the first week, that is to say 7 days – at most – since they were made. Impressive! That is to say: impressively depressing!

So how can one do better and keep to more New Year’s resolutions in 2013 of course but also for the following years? Here is a small recipe with just three ingredients that will allow you to make the right New Year’s resolutions for you and to stick with them. I have been using it for years so I know it works!

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5 Steps to Leading Others through Change

Help Them to SHIFT™

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Welcome to chapter two of my two-part series on change! Last month, the onset of autumn provided the inspiration to look at how we cope with change, that challenging constant at home and at work.

I shared with you the VEER™ model, a 4-step process to assist you with coping constructively with change so it’s not so draining, either mentally and physically. It was my hope that VEER™ might enable you to manage yourself better through change and even discover how to benefit from it! If you missed VEER™, you can find it here.

Now that you are able to handle change constructively for yourself, how about helping others manage change? If you are a line manager, how about leading your team through change?
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4 Steps to Finally Embracing Change

How to VEER™ Gracefully

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Welcome to fall! Welcome to autumn! In the UK, where I live, the rain is back and it’s getting chillier in the mornings and evenings. It’s a time of change with the leaves turning all shades of yellow and red. So the change of season is inspiring me to talk to you about change.

It seems that, in some companies, change is never-ending. People joke that the only thing they can be certain about is that more change is on the way. And indeed, it looks to me like the pace at which new waves of change hit has increased in the last 10 years.

So I’d like to offer some food for thought so that, if change makes you uncomfortable, you may in fact learn to manage yourself better through change and even discover how to benefit from it!

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