The Seven Secrets of Success (so they say)

When I was setting up my own business 15 years ago, I read a lot of self-help books. My favourite was Stephen Covey’s ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People’. They are still a blueprint, if you like, of the Secrets of Success in business life- indeed in life, generally.

To paraphrase Stephen Covey, you are doing pretty well if you:  prioritise your activities, think creatively, are pro-active (not reactive), listen hard before you speak, think win-win, never stop learning and have clear goals.

The hardest of these is to have clear goals. You would be surprised how many leading companies do not have a clear vision of what success would look like.

Do you have a clear goal in your career? How can you know where you’re going if you wouldn’t be able to tell if you’ve arrived? So what’s your main goal today, this week, this year?