Each year I challenge myself and my staff with an email related to resolutions that I’d like to share.
Sent: Wed 09/12/2009 3:45 PM
To: National Team
Subject: Your 2010 Resolution
It will soon be that time of the year; time to make your New Year resolution(s).
With this in mind, I want to set us each a task. I want you to consider
sharing two resolutions with the team. This is completely voluntary but
one way to succeed in your resolution-making is announcing it so that
we – as your colleagues and friends – can support you in obtaining it.
To make a resolution that matters, don’t look forward. Look back.
Imagine yourself a centenarian and pretend you are able to travel back
in time to meet your younger self. Pretend you are able to help
yourself by conveying a few truths about how to be a better
professional and lead a better life. What advice would the wise “old
you” have for your younger self?
Take a few seconds and answer this question on two levels: personal and
professional. Jot down a few words that capture what the old you would
be saying to the younger you. And with that, what is one thing
professionally and one thing personally you’d like to resolve to do as
of January 1st, 2010. These do not have to be earth-shattering or
deep. We shan’t hold you to them but will support you in getting them done.
… so Happy New Year’s Xangans … and it’s now your turn … what do you resolve?…