Topic: resolutions

CNN Asks The Grindstone How To Keep Resolutions Past January

CNN Asks The Grindstone How To Keep Resolutions Past January

The Grindstone was busy at work this weekend as our new Editor At Large, Debra Shigley, stopped by CNN on Sunday to talk about resolutions for 2012. Believe it or not, by the end of this month a third of people will have dropped or failed at their resolutions. What she thinks will help prevent this is to set goals instead of resolutions. “A goal is something that has actionable steps and you want to achieve at the end. Resolutions have more of an ongoing commitment on a day to day process,” she said. You also need to pick a few attainable goals and a few stretch goals and then do check-ins through the year. Debra also suggests getting your family involved. Though this may be a deterrent for some, apparently the Kardashians like to do this. Look for goals that will add passion and fun to your life, she said. Watch the video to get more of Debra’s great tips.
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9 Resolutions That Will Make Your Career Better In 2012

9 Resolutions That Will Make Your Career Better In 2012

It’s hard to believe that 2012 is only a few days away, but it is. So why not start planning how you can make your career better next year now? We talked with Shelly Gorman, Director of Career Management at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business school, about some proactive resolutions whether you are trying to move up higher in your current field or land a new job.  She has spent the last ten years leading a global career management consulting firm, and also assisting over 10,000 individuals in their career management. More »

Poll: What Professional Goals Do You Hope To Accomplish In 2012?

Poll: What Professional Goals Do You Hope To Accomplish In 2012?

The presents have been unwrapped, the cookies have been eaten and Santa has left the building. After weeks of build up, Christmas is over and we only have seven days to prepare for New Years. Thankfully, there are gifts involved in this one. But we might want to take this week and focus on a little bit of self-reflection and planning. So what are you hoping to accomplish in 2012? More »

Bullish: Screw New Year’s Resolutions – Try Designing Your Career

Bullish: Screw New Yearâs Resolutions â Try Designing Your Career

And that’s the thing – most people’s New Year’s Resolutions are related to small habits, and especially to things we won’t do. (No cake! More calf raises! No espresso after 8pm! No vodka before 2pm!) They’re very often related to being virtuous.

I sometimes have to explain the word “virtue” to non-native speakers in my various classes. “It means doing the right thing regularly,” I’ll say – but you wouldn’t use it to describe, say, saving a child from a burning building. You use it to describe going to church. You use it to describe not drinking, smoking, swearing, or fucking. It’s mostly about women. Eh.
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