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SMART goals are dead. Long live FAST goals.

It’s 1954. Peter Drucker publishes his book “The Practice of Management” and becomes a household, no, business-household-name. His concept of “SMART” (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timely) goal setting is an instant hit. It prevails for decades. Until recently, when apparently SMART has gone out of fashion and FAST is the way to go. Really? It’s...



Less … is more. How the pursuit of less helps weekly goal setting.

Weekly goal setting by successful people and successful organisations. How do they do it? Why is it that successful doesn’t become very succesful automatically? Greg McKeown explains this with the “clarity parardox”. The clarity paradox The clarity paradox is a vicious circle with 4 phases that goes like this: 1: When we really have clarity...