What Laura Vanderkam has to offer in her talk is as profound as it is simple. She sees the lack of time most of us so painfully experience not as a byproduct of a hectic modern lifestyle or growing demands in the workplace, but instead, as rooted in a lack of willpower to set priorities and make tough decisions.
Tomas Tunguz, a former Google Employee on how to avoid burnout. His message is simple:
You can not have it all. You need to prioritize and ask yourself: “Which are the most important things I need to do well”. So don’t set too many goals – set the right goals.
To deliver a truly great presentation you have to be enthusiastic about your subject matter and confident in your knowledge of it. You also have to engage your audience and interact with them. You have to be assertive, yet flexible and responsive.
A common life goal for many of us is how can we get everything done while at the same time enjoying some freedom and sanity. Yet we still want some structure and a way to prioritise our actions, with a clear image of the big picture. Because that makes you feel even better and gives you some control. For me, Goalscape makes this easy.
I recently stumbled across a goal-setting process called OKR which stands for Objectives and Key Results. I wish I had done so earlier. OKRs are used on a daily basis by successful megaplayers like Intel, Google, LinkedIn and many others. The beauty lies in its simplicity and common sense. There is a lot to OKR, our key takeaways are:
This review previously appeared on GetApp. “There is no other app out there that allows you to budget your time and set priorities in an easy to comprehend way under a time crunch like Goalscape does. However, that is only the BEGINNING of the story.
Goalscape grew out of our ambitions to win the Olympics. As well as proving successful in top level sports, Goalscape has become an outstanding goal-setting solution for any performance and learning activity. New Year, new goals, new Goalscape: We now offer a new unlimited plan and free plan. Check out our new pricing!
We are delighted to announce that on July 14, 2015 we received formal approval of our application for a patent on the Goalscape goal map format and software, under Patent No. US 9,082,316 B2. Read here, what our patent includes.
Goalscape Enterprise is the ideal solution for organizations that want to use the Goalscape Connect collaboration features with the highest possible data security. It also includes some additional benefits, like a Gantt chart view and more flexible sharing rights.
OK Goalsetters, here is my follow-up post outlining a simple process for defining a high level strategy plan for achieving your goals, using Goalscape to display the goal structure, priorities and progress. The above example is from top level sport: the principles though apply to any ambitious undertaking.
Information overload is a big problem in competitive sports. Goalscape is my visual index to knowledge, data, history and essential performance related ingredients. As an Olympic athlete; I gravitate toward a clean visual structure. It is my primary learning style for understanding, remembering and communicating complex information.
What high performance teams need is a visual map to show the entire structure of the challenge: every goal and subgoal. They want to fly over the landscape of goals and get the view from 30,000 feet: seeing all the goals at once and the connections between them.
Here is Marcus’ video explaining the new features in the latest Updates package:
– Integration with other tools: project management and mindmapping tools like MS Project and MindManager
– Enhanced Reporting
Here is an interesting story from Rick Perkins about how he is using Goalscape to manage his latest charity project.
Goalscaping For Charity: Raising £2,000 for Action Medical Research by Cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groat’s.
Now Marcus Baur has made a short video that shows how you can use Goalscape to build rich, engaging presentations (with less effort!) – and use the same model to plan the follow-up actions.
When it comes to defining and achieving goals, Goalscape is far superior to mindmapping. While mindmaps are quite good at showing dependencies, they have no concept of upward progress. With Goalscape however, as you enter your progress in lower level goals it automatically reflects upwards all the way to the main goal.
We have issued this second set of updates this month because we have finished some extra features and enhancements early! The two really big items are the new ‘Presentation Mode’ and much smarter Attachments handling. Here are a couple of short videos that summarise the key changes and demonstrate how the new features work.
…is surely not your motto, otherwise you would not have ended up on a website about goal-setting. But according to David Logan from the University of Southern California for 2% of the US population “Life Sucks!” is their daily mantra. Watch this great TED Talk by David Logan, and check out Zappos – a company truly immersed in a stage 4 culture.
Goal setting is probably the most significant factor in improving performance in nearly every area of life. Goals are not only great motivators; they provide a focus for your efforts and help you make decisions along the way. This article deals with the practical side of goal setting and planning.
Goalscape is as powerful as it is simple. Why? Because unlike standard project management tools it has an uncompromising focus on the question: “What is it all for?” Peter Senge answers this question more eloquently than I ever could. Listen to this recent interview he gave to “Soundview Executive Books”.
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