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Why S.M.A.R.T. Goals Are Dumb in 2023

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In 1976, Steve Wozniak suggested to Hewlett Packard (his employer at the time) the idea of creating a personal computer. He was rejected, so he and his friend Steve Jobs got to work themselves on their dream of individual creativity for each user.

Martin Luther King had a dream that someday we would all be equal.

When Michael Phelps was 7 years old, he had a dream that there were no limits on what he could achieve.

Did these world-class performers meet all of the criteria of S.M.A.R.T. goals (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, timely)? No. They dreamt big and worked every day like that dream was possible, even through massive setbacks and failures.

Here are a couple of reasons why YOU should dream big too:

1.)  Broad to Narrow:

When you dream big, are more optimistic, and shoot for the stars. You are more aware of opportunities that present themselves. This broad awareness may lead you to be more confident and throw your hat...

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Podcast Episode #97: "Taking Swift Action to Elicit Real Change" - an Interview with Denise Reed Lamoreaux

action change role model Sep 29, 2021

Taking Swift Action to Elicit Real Change

In case you missed my LIVE interview with the amazing Denise Reed Lamoreaux (Chief Diversity Officer at ATOS), here are a few of the wisdom gems she shared:

  • Remove those tentative statements by omitting words of doubt such as “I think”, rather say “this is the solution”
  • Be specific in your word choice by saying, “Friday is the deadline”, rather than, “I need it ASAP”
  • Provide people with resources after a meeting to go back to, this helps with retaining information
  • Ask people who don’t think like you to give you feedback, you need this to make improvements
  • If you want to be known as a role model, you have to be bold, take that next step in action
  • Communicate with power. Every time you remain silent, that means that this situation could happen again.

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Podcast Episode #46: "Key Strategies to Advance Young Women in Politics (and How We All Benefit)" - An Interview with Giovanna Mingarelli

Key Strategies to Advance Young Women in Politics (and How We All Benefit)

What an honor to have interviewed @giovannamingarelli who is full steam ahead in creating a global movement for women in the technology and politics space. Here are the key take-aways, but I'd like to invite you to listen to the entire 30 minute interview.

Giovanna Mingarelli is the CEO and Co-Founder of two international companies, M&C Consulting and MC2, and plays the dual role of technology entrepreneur and thought leader. For 15 years Ms. Mingarelli has worked in the field of political and digital communications and has served in the office of a former Prime Minister of Canada. Ms. Mingarelli is a member of the Government of Canada Treasury Board Secretariat External Advisory Board for Talent Cloud, developing the future of work for Canada’s Public Service. She has been a Parliamentary witness and a keynote speaker relating to the advancement of young women in politics and digital democracy...

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How NOT to Set Dumb Goals

(Scroll to the bottom to view the video.)

In 1976, Steve Wozniak suggested to Hewlett Packard (his employer at the time) the idea of creating a personal computer. He was rejected, so he and his friend Steve Jobs got to work themselves on their dream of individual creativity for each user.

Martin Luther King had a dream that someday we would all be equal.

When Michael Phelps was 7 years old, he had a dream that there were no limits on what he could achieve.

Did these world-class performers meet all of the criteria of S.M.A.R.T. goals (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, timely)? No. They dreamt big and worked every day like that dream was possible, even through massive setbacks and failures.

Here are a couple of reasons why YOU should dream big too:

1.)  Broad to Narrow:

When you dream big, are more optimistic, and shoot for the stars. You are more aware of opportunities that present themselves. This broad awareness may lead you to be more confident and throw your hat...

Continue Reading...

3 Reasons Why You Should Dream Big (and Not S.M.A.R.T.)

(Scroll to the bottom to view the video.)

In 1976, Steve Wozniak suggested to Hewlett Packard (his employer at the time) the idea of creating a personal computer. He was rejected, so he and his friend Steve Jobs got to work themselves on their dream of individual creativity for each user.

Martin Luther King had a dream that someday we would all be equal.

When Michael Phelps was 7 years old, he had a dream that there were no limits on what he could achieve.

Did these world-class performers meet all of the criteria of S.M.A.R.T. goals (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, timely)? No. They dreamt big and worked every day like that dream was possible, even through massive setbacks and failures.

Here are a couple of reasons why YOU should dream big too:

1.)  Broad to Narrow:
When you dream big, are more optimistic, and shoot for the stars, you are more aware of opportunities that present themselves. This broad awareness may lead you to be more confident and throw your hat...

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