Achieving Goals

Goldsmith, Marshall
December 2007
Leadership Excellence Essentials;Dec2007, Vol. 24 Issue 12, p15
The author explains the reasons why people lose the motivation to achieve their goals. He reveals the frequent mistake in leadership development (LD). He believes goal-setters have the tendency to underestimate distractions and competing goals. He considers increasing leadership effectiveness as a factor to financial success.


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