Today I am considering the topic of Goal Setting In Business as this is something that I am asked about frequently and is a skill that many business people do not possess and; as a consequence the process of setting goals and following them through to a conclusion (and then setting new ones) is not well understood.
This is where Self Development meets Business Strategy and in my experience and opinion, Goal Setting is a skill that all business people should seriously consider learning and incorporating into their day to day business activities.
You may ask why? If you already know what you wish to accomplish in your business (and personal life) then why do you actually need to set a goal. The answer lies in the fundamentals operation our brains, which is our control tower and the part of us that directs everything we do – that is both at the Conscious and Non Conscious level of our being. The majority of what we do is fundamentally determined at the Non (Sub) Conscious level …
The sequence in which you brush your teeth
The way you dress
The digestion of your food (try digesting your food consciously and see how far you get!)
The way you fold your arms
The control of everything whilst you sleep
Now, when we go through the Goal Setting business process we essentially program in our desired outcome into that part of us that never stops working.
The sad fact is that …
If you do not know where you are going, any road will get you there!
During latest business trip to India I addressed business school faculty as well as MBA students on the importance of Goal Setting. All the top performers have mentors and coaches and move their circumstances forward through the constant use of goals.
Yes, goal are extremely important in business – if you are not using them personally and professionally, I would suggest you take a close look at how you can – now.
The question of how to make use of emotional intelligence with businesses is one that is being asked by people found all over the world. It is the seperation of Personal And Self Development from business that it looked at which up until recent years was the way to look at things.
Now of course, we are looking at the most successful leaders and managers [see the book Primal Leadership] and noting that it is something more than their academic accomplishments or their straight line IQ neural connection but; their ability to adapt to and connect with other people.
Emotional Intelligence and the associated Social Intelligence is a critical attribute that is to be embraced by leaders as it is the ability of the manager or leader to get other individuals in the team to execute tasks and to be willing to come up with new ideas.
As we continue to live in this technologically advanced world with organisations looking for the competitive edge, it looks as though this focus on [some say] the more ‘woolly aspects of our skillset could well be the component that sets one manager apart from another.
I’ve felt privileged to have the requisite skillset to be able to combine Business Strategy Development and Self Development skills in order to help organisations and individuals to move foward by first understanding and getting in touch with Emotional & Social Intelligence.
Feel free to contact me should you wish to discuss this or any other business development matter.
As Companies and Businesses as well as organisations of all kinds look for the competitive edge, we have seen that the traditional measure of competence i.e. IQ is not the only measure that is being used as means for hiring staff, developing leaders and ensuring that the future …
… workers and leaders [i.e. the school children] have the necessary skills to give any organisation much needed competitive advantages.
I am currently in India rolling out a series of Organisational Effectiveness seminars throughout the country that will give leaders the tools to first, develop their own EQ competencies and then to be in a position to develop others in their organisations.
Of course Emotional Intelligence In The Workplace is receiving much attention today – why ? because ‘straight A’ individuals are being hired and managers are realising that the ability to be in touch with oneself [Emotional Intelligence] and correspondingly be able to influence and reach others [Social Intelligence] are some of the key skills that are needed today.
It is great to see that here in India leaders have seen the need for such competencies and I am glad to be here to use my skills to effectively assist in changing the world through promoting excellence via Emotional Intelligence.
Does your organisation need a little help from a different perspective ??
Get in touch and maybe we can together do something to improve your circumstance.