Making 2005 a year of excellence means we have to think differently about the "ole New Year's Resolutions." Just fixing a problem doesn't insure that excellence will result. Sometimes it is just a higher level of mediocrity that is created.
In order to make 2005 a year of excellence, it requires a different approach. This is the focus of my latest Real Life Leadership column in the Asheville Citizen-Times.
What we must do is create a vision for the impact we want to have. This vision needs to be in keeping with our values, can be achieved during the next twelve months, and is one that motivates us to make the necessary investment in time, energy and thought.
I'm in the midst of this myself this week, and I'm identifying some subtle changes in my priorities that will make a big difference down the road.
If you need to know more, email me.
UPDATE: Becasue links to many of my AC-T columns have changed. Here is the column from 12/27/04 that is linked above.