Dec 27, 201210:46 AMThe Gray Area
with Donna Gray
Resolutions and goals for 2013
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The new year is on the horizon. It’s time to reflect on the past 12 months to see what worked and what didn’t, and it’s possible to look at reinventing the way your company operates so you can find greater success in the coming year.
Experts suggest that we should write down all the thoughts we have regarding what could be accomplished no matter how far-fetched, outrageous, unique, creative, and formidable. These experts also tell us to consider one’s current business model. Is it working in this economic marketplace? Does the company need to be re-energized? Is it time to reinvent the business with different products and/or services? What kinds of new skills and/or knowledge are necessary to keep a company up to date?
I’ve heard from management gurus that smart managers understand the value of goal-setting in steering a business to success. I’m reminded of the great Yogi Berra quote: “If you don’t know where you’re going, chances are you’ll wind up somewhere else.”
Some business counselors suggest setting goals five years into the future, but as business owners we also have to be concerned about right now! So based on the theory that in order to get ahead we need to tend to right now, here are some resolutions that some area businesspeople are sharing that may help all of us in making good personal/business resolutions for the coming year: