How is your professional health? It’s a question I posed Oct. 25 (https://cynthiapricecommunique.wordpress.com/2009/10/25/) and suggested that we could each benefit from developing a professional health dashboard.
And so at this time of year when resolutions run rampant, I’m publicly committing to my dashboard. Research shows that those who talk about their intentions are much more likely to succeed because they get support. Other tips that help you keep resolutions include outlining your plan and tracking your results. Both of which you are doing if you develop a dashboard.
I’m going to track my progress monthly and quarterly. I’m not going to focus on December 2010. I want to get through January first. My dashboard measurements include tracking the number of professional books I read (goal is 6 for the year) and meeting a colleague or peer for a networking lunch monthly (1/month).
So now that I’ve put it out there, I hope you will help support me in these efforts. If you’ve got book recommendations forward them to me. If you’re in the area, let’s meet for lunch (no, I’m not treating, sorry!). I’d like to know what accomplishments you’ve reached and what challenges you have. It’s all about learning and growing.
Wishing you a happy and successful 2010!