As we move into the new year, I want you to resist making New Year’s Resolutions. They are whimsical, short-lived illusions that often result in failure instead of real results. What we need to do is to develop a plan of action to improve our chance of success. We will write out realistic goals with a timeline. The key is written goals.
In the last few weeks, I have asked you to do some preliminary work to prepare for planning out your 2022 plan of action. I have asked you to identify what’s important, what milestones that will occur next year, what challenges you might face, and then to prioritize your actions.
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Hi, this is Stephen McLain of the finance leader podcast. This is bonus episode number 3320 21 is coming to an end in a few days and 2022 will be here before you know it. It has been quite a year again, it was filled with both challenges and opportunities. But they seem to be always at the extremes. There's nothing that is pre 2020 normal, there is no normal anymore. We are adapting and continuing to adapt. That's what leaders do. We learn to be flexible and adapt, to analyze and to overcome. We lead when it gets tough. We continue to set a great example for others to follow. I do believe that we have all had the opportunity to develop our crisis handling skills, and this will continue to help us into the future. I have a question. Are you ready for 2022? What will you face in the new year, more challenges probably, and definitely more opportunity. As we move into the new year, I want you to resist making new year's resolutions. They are whimsical, short lived illusions that often result in failure instead of real results. What we need to do is to develop a plan of action to improve our chance of success. We will write out realistic goals with a timeline. The key is written goals. In the last few weeks, I have asked you to do some preliminary work to prepare for planning out your 2022 plan of action. I have asked you to identify what's important, what milestones that will occur next year, what challenges you might face and then to prioritize your actions. This preliminary work will help you as you develop your 2022 plan. One last thing I want to do in this final episode of 2021 is to share with you my top five episodes from this past year. So if you did not have a chance to listen when they were released, you can go back now. The first one is episode 54. And that was an interview with talent management executive Kevin Richie. Kevin talked about leadership, team culture, recruiting and hiring new members setting expectations and a few more team leadership topics. This was a great interview. Please listen to this one if you missed it. Number two was episode 59 perfecting your presentation skills. This episode was about how you can better deliver your presentations. The third episode was episode 53. Conducting a more effective team meeting and the fourth episode 58. Building a professional Foundation, which includes building your basic career portfolio to establish yourself as a professional, like a professional certification and an advanced degree. And finally, Episode 56 This was an interview with David five coat a retired Army Colonel David specifically talked about leading change and changing the culture. David commanded the US Army Ranger School when the army started allowing women to complete the course. Please listen to these episodes. If you missed them the first time you will not be disappointed. Please have a Happy New Year and please be safe. I can't wait to get to work with you in the next year. Thank you