Goals & Resolutions That Matter

With the start of the new year, you might have made some New Year’s resolutions. The usuals of managing time, getting organized and creating a strategy for your team. That end-of-the-year push to achieve and wrap up those last-minute goals and the plans for moving into 2023.

But more importantly, why didn’t you continue your resolutions in the past years? 

The key to goal achievement is knowing where you want to go and having a precise plan. A goal can be achieved by following a simple proven strategy. Start by clearly defining your purpose.

Utilize something different this year and create resolutions that matter! It is resolving how you will live and lead in the new year by making more meaningful resolutions.

You are using a goal-setting process, what you plan to do and achieve. Focus on how you will lead and create goals that inspire growth and progress.

SMART goals are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-bound.

If you would like to dig deeper into the smart goal process and how to guide template example, and IIABA Right Start Series Workbook Part One understanding your agency operating style click this link.

As you move forward, keep your goals in mind. Outstanding leadership is the foundation of who you are. When you think of exceptional leaders, what comes to mind? You are not likely to picture leaders who lack integrity, no matter how much they accomplish. Your commitments and ambitions are about your character. What you stand for, and how you are seen in the world.

Values to Resolutions

Values are what matter most to you. Your values guide your attitudes and actions. What you do as a leader reveals what you care about, and actions speak louder than words. Start the year by reaffirming your values, writing them out, and recording your resolutions.

Values to Principles

Your choices match your values, and life is excellent – you are satisfied and content. When what you say you care about does not align, you may feel disengaged or dissatisfied. People are unlikely to trust you. When you are clear on your most significant values, consider focusing on these in the new year.

Principles are your values in action

Values are measures of what is important to you; your principles are rules, and the beliefs you stand for serve as your moral compass on how you act.

Principles connected with values:

  • Honesty.
  • Respect.
  • Well-being.
  • Commitments

As the new year begins, please review your values and principles statements.

The key to creating a solid base is focusing on how you will lead. 

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) and Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles: CEOs have made significant strides in tying ESG to profitability, with 70% of U.S. CEOs acknowledging that ESG improves financial performance. 

Four reasons why prioritizing corporate citizenship investment is critical to profitable enterprises’ long-term success.

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Continue working on your personal leadership growth and seek help or advice from those who have successfully gone before you. Make your goals your priority. You are productive when making progress toward your goal. Everything else is just activity.

Expect challenges that are part of it, and only some things will work out as you expected. When this happens, identify what went wrong, make the necessary changes, and keep moving forward. Failure only occurs when you give up. Stay focused. Eliminate activities that don’t force you toward your objective. Every journey is a series of steps that ultimately getting you where you want to be.

Cited Resources

Make A Fresh Start in 2023 Through Resolutions That Matter


2023 Test Companies’ Commitment to Social Responsibility


IIABA Right Start Series Workbook Part one Understanding Your Agency Operating Style:  https://www.independentagent.com/diversity/Pages/Right Start/Mentorship/RSTS Workbook Part One.pdf

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