Business Keynote Presentation: Rules for Results
Why is it that some people achieve the results they want out of life, while others seem to fail or come up short?
Achieving desired results in life, whether personal or professional, requires ongoing identification and monitoring of goal progression. We either plan for success or risk failure on the vague notion that it will all "hopefully work out"—which it seldom does.
The most successful individuals and organizations make it a priority to develop quality, effective goals to maximize the probability of employee outcomes that enhanced workplace skills and confidence. Goal planning bridges one's personal or business strategy to their desired end results. By setting goals we can break the expected end results into specific, measureable, attainable, relevant and timely elements—that's S.M.A.R.T.!
Goal setting can make the difference with all organizations and individuals, whether in personal or professional life. It's human nature to feel enhanced satisfaction and increased self-confidence when we experience progress toward—and meet—our desired objectives. In the workplace, establishing goals can facilitate useful interaction between managers and their independent contributors and frontline staff, as well as among corporate teams, to better align plans, monitor benchmarks and adjust result-getting actions along the way.
Rules for Results is a lively, informative and introspective hour on how to successfully set, plan and achieve desired goals. Participants learn, through short introspective exercises, audience interaction and speaker-led presentation, how to expedite "getting the job done" and achieve meaningful goals.
By the end of this presentation participants will be able to:
List two ways to get what they want.
Explain the three rules for achieving desired results.
List five clarifying questions to ensure desired outcomes.
Set specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, timely results.
Identify two ways people sabotage their results.
Explain three strategies to overcome obstacles to goals.
Apply two strategies for handling circumstances that stand in way.
Identify two strategies for improving personal and team leadership effectiveness.
List five ways to ensure desired results.
Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination.— Fitzhugh Dodson
Cameron was invited to present “Rules for Results” to our group which included hospice volunteers and health care professionals who work in hospice palliative care. The lessons learned from Cameron’s presentation can be applied to self as well as to those in our care. Working in the hospice palliative care environment is challenging, so self-care is important. One strategy for taking care of self is to have something to strive for. As well, in hospice palliative care we encourage people to live well as life should have meaning throughout the dying process. From Cameron’s presentation a take away message was to set your goals and then use the rules to get results. Goals do not have to be lofty; they need to have meaning for the individual. The feedback from the hospice volunteers who attended Cameron’s presentation indicate they found his message, “informative, valuable, and inspiring!” I do not hesitate to endorse Cameron and if you have an opportunity to schedule him to speak to your group I recommend you do so. We were fortunate to have him speak to our group. Gwendolyn D. Cleveland, RN, BScN, MEd, Executive Director, The Bridge Hospice