Happy New Year! Those resolutions already broken? Worse yet, you didn't take the time to make any? Or, your company has a vision statement but no set of specific, actionable goals or milestones? Are the ones you laid out a couple years ago pretty stale and only loosely tracked?   

A friend of mine pointed me in the direction of the following infographic from The Education Database Online. The statistics are pretty powerful motivators for taking the time to define goals and write them down. Whether it is for yourself or your company, it matters. A lot! 

Setting Goals Infographic
Graphic created by OnlineEducation.net.

Bob Johnson, Founding Chairman of the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, strikes you as an unassuming, humble executive. He is. Earlier this month, after hearing him tell the story of how the memorial and museum were developed, it was abundantly clear to me and fellow Wisdom Community audience members that he's also an exceptional, and I really mean exceptional, servant leader. Beginning in 1995, Bob led an incredibly diverse team to defy all sorts of odds to define and develop a somber, beautiful, moving, and thought-provoking experience for those who take the opportunity to visit the site. 

The Memorial opened on the 5th anniversary of the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City. The Museum opened a year later. A summary of this history is found here
Bob Johnson speaking on October 4 to a group of Wisdom Community leaders in Oklahoma City.