Three Christmas Wishes

December 3rd, 2013  | 

Published in Accountability

Improve Your Performance This Christmas

This holiday season, slow down to reflect on what really matters to you.

Bring your thoughts, feelings and beliefs into focus to fulfill your purpose, improve your performance and bring joy into your life and the lives of others.

These three Christmas wishes will help you achieve more of what you say you want.

Every December, I distribute to the leaders I work with a version of a document first developed by fellow Vistage Chair John Younker nearly 20 years ago.  I’ve added my own perspective to this document and each year I tweak it just a bit to help leaders reflect on the past year and get crystal clear about what they want to accomplish in the year ahead.

You can download for free until December 31, 2013, the entire four-page Reflections & Outlook document.

These three questions are the heart of this document:

  1. What business objective(s) do I want to achieve in the next 12 months?
  2. What personal goal(s) do I want to accomplish in the next 12 months?
  3. What leadership habit(s) do I want to add, remove or improve in the next 12 months?

These three questions are your three Christmas wishes.

In the holiday spirit of giving, you may wish to share with your colleagues, friends and loved ones this shorter personal planning template I call the 7 Fs that you can download for free.

Answer the questions you find in both documents honestly.  Then live them out enthusiastically and execute against them diligently.

This Christmas, take the time to get real about what matters most to you.

Doing so could change your life.

About the Author: Greg Bustin is an executive coach, consultant and speaker who has delivered more than 500 keynotes and workshops on five continents. Greg advises leaders at some of the world’s most admired companies, and his views about leadership have been published in The Wall Street Journal, Chief Executive, Fast Company, Forbes, Inc., Investor’s Business Daily, Leader to Leader, and other major publications. He’s written five leadership books. His newest book, How Leaders Decide: A Timeless Guide to Making Tough Choices (Sourcebooks), examines decision-making in history’s greatest triumphs and tragedies. How Leaders Decide

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