Goals Insight - Insights E-zine

December 2009

Volume VII, Number 12

In this E-Zine:
  A Few Notes From Cheryl
  Feature Article
  Upcoming Workshops and Teleclasses
  About Cheryl and Goals InSight

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Cheryl Mann, MBA, CPCC
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Goals InSight
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A Few Notes From Cheryl

End-of-Year Team Celebration:   Many of you have already scheduled your end-of-year session with us to help your team celebrate this year’s accomplishments and/or plan for a high-performing 2010.   We have just a couple of spaces remaining this month, so be sure to contact us ASAP to explore the options for your team’s success in ‘09!

Upcoming January Teleclass:  “Jump Start Your Team to Success in 2010”:   Since we launched the new “Jump Start” program for teams with large needs and small budgets, many have asked for more details about the program.   Of course we’re always happy to talk with you individually about your team’s specific needs. In addition, we will launch our 2010 teleclass series in January with “Jump Start Your Team to Success in 2010” – a primer to learn more about the elements most teams need for success, including further details about our Jump Start program. Stay tuned for details on this class! In the meantime, information about Jump Start is HERE.

Feature Article:   This time of year can be what we choose it to be – calm or hurried, reflective or over productive. I hope you enjoy this month’s feature article: 

“Taking Time for Year-End Reflection” and carve out time in December to reflect upon your learnings from this year!

Warmest regards,


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Feature Article:  Taking Time for Year-End Reflection

It’s that time of year again, a time of “completion” and year end in both our personal and work lives.   It’s also that time of year when there is a lot of hustle and bustle, consumerism and consumption in the world, which sometimes takes us away from what’s really important in our personal lives and our organizations.

This year has been unprecedented in many ways, for those of us affected personally and organizationally by the economy and/or for those of us whose friends and family have been affected. I would like to think that we’ve all been personally affected in a positive way – that in one way or another, we have all come to realize more clarity about what’s really important at work and at home. I would imagine there are many learnings for all of us from the past year.

If you haven’t already, I invite you to schedule time this month to reflect upon any of the ideas below that resonate with you. In addition to answering these questions for yourself, you might consider discussing these ideas with your team members at work and/or with your “team” at home (friends and family) – it’s amazing what we can learn about the people we spend the most time with, when we make the time to ask meaningful questions. As we know in the team development world, learning more about each other deepens relationships which ultimately builds more camaraderie and contributes to greater results.

2009 has been a year like no other. Now that the year is nearing to an end…

  1. What are you most grateful for?
  1. What have you learned to be grateful for this year that you might not have been aware of previously?
  1. What have you learned about yourself this year?
  1. How has this year changed how you “show up” at work and at home each day, and in your various roles (e.g. Leader, Team Member, Spouse, Partner, Parent, Child, etc.)?
  1. What are you most proud of about this past year that you would like to celebrate? Will you make sure you take time to celebrate those accomplishments?
  1. What are you least proud of about this past year? What will you do differently as a result next year?
  1. What is the difference that you want to make this coming year with your team? Your organization? Your community? The world?

As we bring this year to a close, I want to thank you for being a part of our community at Goals InSight.   We continue to feel honored to do this work with you that supports you in making the impact you want to have in your organizations, communities and world. Thank you for allowing us to participate and help serve as your guides along the way on your journeys.

Best wishes for a reflective and meaningful December. All the best to you and yours!

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Upcoming Workshops

Who Moved My Stress?  Transform Stress/Pressure Into Peace and Productivity!"

Project Management Institute – Silicon Valley
Thursday, December 10, 2009

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Sunnyvale, CA

Do any of the following describe you?

  • Your project team achieves results, but often at the expense of team members burning out from long hours and stressful, pressure-filled work environments
  • Your team simply can’t perform anywhere near their capacity due to the continual daily stress and pressure
  • You are in transition between projects or jobs, and are feeling the stress and pressure of searching for your next position
  • You want to maintain a positive attitude but find it challenging in today’s environment

If any of these sound familiar, this session is for you!   See full details Click Here!


Team Building Events and Off-Site Meetings:

Could your team use some help to be more cohesive?
Is it time to enhance your team's relationships and productivity?

Some teams know that something isn't working, but they don't know exactly what that is or how to improve it. Some organizations hold team building seminars and employee retreats because they know it's time to enhance their teams' productivity and relationships. Do either of those statements describe you/your team? If so, and if you haven't already contacted us to discuss your needs, feel free to give us a call to see if we can help you.

We offer a variety of programs to enhance the performance of your teams as well as improve the ways in which your teams interact, so we invite you to visit our Team Building, Training and Seminar page. This is a great way to show appreciation for your team and enhance their productivity, thereby improving the bottom line for your organization!

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About Goals InSight

Goals InSight helps organizations achieve their desired results in the following ways - click on any of the links for details:

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