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 that, while nearly 50% of Americans are likely to make resolutions, 35% of them don’t keep them for longer than a few days. 

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

  1. Less BlackBerry reading; more blackberry eating
  2. Avoid 2010 meaning that 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.

4 Responses to 2010 New Year’s Resolutions

  1. Julie T. says:

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

    Julie T.

  2. Gary Cokins says:


    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.


  3. Ron says:

    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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