Makarios Consulting Blog

Make Your Priorities a Priority

There are many forms of self-sabotage when it comes to reaching your goals, whether those are goals for your life or goals for your job. For example, one of our friends has a sign on her desk that says “I don’t procrastinate … I reschedule!” While procrastination is a very obvious form of self-sabotage, prioritization … Continue reading Make Your Priorities a Priority

Don’t Confuse Work with Accountability

If two or more people are working on a project, who is accountable for ensuring that tasks are accomplished and goals are met? (Hint: the answer is not “everyone”!) We have often found in our consulting that people confuse “working on a project” with “being accountable for the project.” For instance, a client may say … Continue reading Don’t Confuse Work with Accountability

Leadership Courage Part 4: Setting a Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal

Businesses around the world are indebted to James Collins and Jerry Porras for giving us the concept of the “BHAG” – a “big, hairy, audacious goal.” BHAGs have been instrumental in challenging and changing businesses for the better for years. BHAGs are stretch goals: specific in nature, long-term in timeframe, and transformative in outcome. It … Continue reading Leadership Courage Part 4: Setting a Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal