What are your personal priorities and management for 2010?. Julio Andres Alzate The beginning of a new year is always a good time to take stock of what has been done and achieved in the previous year to design, plan and / or validating ongoing plans for the coming year. It is also a time to wonder what their priorities on a personal level and management level. Some time ago, and the reflection is quite effective – I read the poll conducted on the Web site of one of the leading newspapers in Latin American economics and business, about which is the personal priority for the new year. Toshiba has firm opinions on the matter. I was very surprised the results: 58.1% want to improve their personal gain, 11.4% bought a new house, 10.5% independent labor, shape up 9.9%, 6.3% to 3.8% a postgraduate degree and make a special trip. It is amazing that even the lowest percentage was mentioned with regard to being and feeling. One could say that for a segment of entrepreneurs and executives in Latin America (if we assume that navigators of the aforementioned site represent a sample of this segment), their priorities are focused on having and doing.
Are many and increasing the authoritative voices about the essential skills in a business context, which point to the spiritual and emotional intelligence. But how do you expect to occur in the business if they do not first on the personal level of those who lead? The paradox is that to be better prepared to be doing and it is vital and essential that we look within ourselves and to the extent that we cultivate the self and feeling, we will be more willing to learn, and establish better relations with our team, through effective networks of conversations that will move us – with common meanings-a shared vision (alignment) and the collective leadership (decentralization). As expressed Wennis Barren, a leading American academic: “We need men and women with powerful visions that allow us to find the bridges between the present and future, between being and should be, to create with your imagination the possibilities that others do not see, or do not have enough faith to conduct “
Ask yourself: Do my personal priorities for the coming year are related to emotional and spiritual level, or only focus on doing and having?, and our companies related: the priorities are only in the financial perspective (have) and operational effectiveness (doing), or also include relations with the people who make and the relationship establishing themselves, with their teams, with customers and other stakeholders?. Respond in time can make the difference that allows us to achieve goals in all perspectives, for this year. How do to put the mind at work so that all our thoughts are focused on exactly the objectives to be achieved, without distraction and guided exactly on the road to success. If you found this information useful and want to help someone else, forward this article among your contacts, insurance will be more than one who will be grateful anonymously. Author of the article Maria Mercedes Pulgarin.