2010 New Year’s Resolutions

I’ve never been a big fan of New Year’s resolutions as the once-per-year goal settings usually come with unrealistic targets. Without reasonable goals, resolutions take a back seat to day-to-day realities. In fact, a recent Marist poll shows half of Americans make resolutions but only about 1/3 of those who do keep them for longer than a few days.

Despite this, in the spirit of the season, here are my own 10 resolutions:

  1. Less BlackBerry reading; more blackberry eating
  2. Avoid 2010 meaning I traveled to 20 cities on 10 airlines
  3. Leverage twitter without becoming a twit
  4. Never use the phrase XXX2.0, especially Web2.0
  5. Leave time for writing. For fun.  On non-work subjects.
  6. Read the Enterprise Irregulars more regularly
  7. Make sure my blog isn’t Barely Legible Officious Garbage
  8. A moratorium on rubber chicken dinners at conferences
  9. Make sure that telepresence isn’t my permanent presence
  10. And my most important New Year’s resolution: the end of resolutions

Happy New Year.

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5 Responses to 2010 New Year’s Resolutions

  1. Julie T. January 4, 2010 at 5:37 am #

    I had a chuckle at #4. It’s quite overdone these days, isn’t it?

    Julie T.
    http://www.jadcc.com/blog

  2. Gary Cokins January 4, 2010 at 9:31 am #

    Jonathan,

    Great list. Here is one more.

    11. Clarify the confusion that Performance Management is not narrow (just HR’s employee appraisals or a CFO initiative) but is very broad and about enterprise-wide performance improvement.

    Gary

  3. Ron January 4, 2010 at 3:28 pm #

    Number 10 is the best. I made that resolution ~15 years ago and it’s the only one I ever kept.

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