The Osborne Group - Wednesday, January 04, 2012
For several years, my family had a holiday tradition of making a list of things that were eventful in the past year, then sharing our lists with each other. We included mostly little things like the best book you read, or the most interesting person you met. Maybe it’s because of this tradition that I like to look back on business highlights – What was the best business decision I made (and the corollary – the worst decision)? What was the most interesting work? Who was the most interesting person that I met? What was the best business advice I heard? Who was I glad that I reconnected with after many years?
This is a good way of refocusing for the coming year. I’m not a “New Year’s Resolution” person, but I do believe that it’s important to take time to reflect on what we’ve learned and to use this to make better choices and decisions in the new year.