Don’t talk about 2012 mistakes to define your 2013 goals… Enhance your successes!

It is probably time for you to sit down and talk a little with your boss about your 2013 goals. Fine, this is a great opportunity to think back about your successes and to enhance them. Oh wait, it is not happening like that? So read this famous quote and bring it to your manager for your next meeting…

We learn from our mistakes, we develop from our successes.

Too many managers start to define the next goals from mistakes in order to avoid them. Of course it is necessary. But not sufficient. There is no drive in it.

Please, define your own goals, be intrapreneur, start from your successes in order to reach bigger ones. Mistakes will only help you to define your tactic. Not your strategy, not your vision. Challenge your manager to co-define this vision. ‘Storytell’ him the story of your successes. Ask him his own story about you. Together you will reach beter results.

Build a vision based on your successes. Go, appreciative inquire your strenghts! Go!


I am Business & People Interactions Architect. HR and Social Business independent consultant. Future driven and flexible thinker, acting today for Tomorrow. Adoption of collaborative technologies, New World of Work, Employee Engagement, Gamification, Appreciative Inquiry, Conversation Management, HR marketing and Visual Harvesting are my main domains. Partner at Jamstorming. Social Business architect at Sei Mani.

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