10 Questions To Help You Set Achievable Goals
10 Questions To Help You Set Achievable Goals

It can be difficult to set goals and keep to them, especially if you have set them before and not achieved them. It can quickly become frustrating and discouraging. This article contains 10 power questions that will help you look at what you really want in life and then you…

New Year Resolutions – How to Make Them Really Work!
New Year Resolutions – How to Make Them Really Work!

With another year gone and a New Year just about to begin, it is time to start thinking about those New Year resolutions. The problem, though, with New Year resolutions is that over 90% of people who set resolutions do not follow through with them. In fact, a large percentage…

Delegation Demystified – A Powerful Resource For Successful Leaders, Part II
Delegation Demystified – A Powerful Resource For Successful Leaders, Part II

Last week we opened our discussion of how practicing the art of delegation can help you become a more successful leader. This week we’ll dig a little deeper and learn when and to whom you should delegate. When to Delegate? The ability to delegate is a powerful resource to have….

Leadership – Instinctive or Learned
Leadership – Instinctive or Learned

Observable characteristics of individuals with well-developed leadership traits, like being a good communicator, motivator, mentor or coach are and can be developed. Being decisive, determined and effective are qualities and skills that can be learned. Everyone is born with the same potential for achievement, leadership and success; how we develop…

Goals Are More Important Than You May Think
Goals Are More Important Than You May Think

In the book 48 Days To The Work You Love, author Dan Miller gives advice on setting goals. He suggests setting goals because, quoting Miller, “If you don’t have a written plan for your life, it may feel like you’re driving a car without having your hands on the wheel.”…

Be Careful When You Set Goals
Be Careful When You Set Goals

Common sense and research show that setting goals, targets, outputs or key performance areas is a necessary and effective way of focussing people’s attention and driving their performance and motivation. We put our trust in stretch objectives, challenging KPAs and BHAGS – Big Hairy Audacious Goals. But like all prescribed…

Breaking Free From an Addiction – Part Two
Breaking Free From an Addiction – Part Two

One of the hardest (and most recurring) obstacles to breaking free from an addiction is cravings. Learning how to successfully deal with cravings is an essential part of the Maintenance phase of the Transtheoretical Model of change. In this phase, we have implemented our plan to change our behaviour (action…

Prescription Drug Addiction is a Growing Concern
Prescription Drug Addiction is a Growing Concern

These days it seems that we are constantly hearing about someone else either in rehab, or dead from prescription drug addiction or abuse. It has gotten so bad that over the last few years we have lost several up and coming, young Hollywood stars. It seems that prescription drugs such…

Effective Goal Setting in 5 Easy Steps
Effective Goal Setting in 5 Easy Steps

Goal setting is one of the most powerful tools you can use when you want to make changes in your life or when you want to get something accomplished. Effective goal setting is essential to make the whole process work. I am going to give you a step-by-step approach you…

Practicality Can Help in the Recovery of Addiction
Practicality Can Help in the Recovery of Addiction

As a licensed clinical social worker trained in psychology and addictions, I have treated many clients over the past 17 years using various techniques. I have found that hard, dedicated work yields good results. While relapse is often a reality in recovery of any addiction, keeping oneself engaged in continued…