How to Stay on Track With Your Business Resolutions This Year

For the career-minded, the quest to work smarter, not harder, has led many to make some new year’s resolutions of their own—of the business variety. Over the past two years, the pandemic has caused a reckoning of sorts in corporate America, with employees doing much more soul searching about their jobs, their strategies, and their attitude towards work. Whether scanning the bookstore for the latest bestseller such as “Measure What Matters” or investigating leadership webinars, America’s workforce appears to be binging on self-help strategies.

Regardless of your personal quest, Intelligent Leadership Executive Coaching (ILEC) has produced a short list of tactics that can help you stay on track with your business-related resolutions this year. Here are a few ways to hold yourself accountable.

Going Beyond Goals

If you want to strive for greatness at the office, you need to set some reasonable goals for your professional development. For instance, if you’re in sales and you want that promotion, set a goal to increase your accounts by 20%. Then establish the “why” behind your benchmark. If you want to see yourself succeed, make sure you understand exactly what you hope to get out of achieving your goals.


Once you’ve established your targeted goals and understand the reason behind your effort, you’ll have a better chance of sticking to them if you solicit feedback. Hearing another’s perspective on your actions and efforts will help you with course corrections (more on that in a sec), but this feedback should come from a variety of sources. Choose a trusted office colleague, a family member, a mentor, and even a friend to provide you with your own performance review.

Course Correction

When you share your goals and solicit feedback, you agree to listen to honest assessments of your efforts to date. If you have the luxury of several opinions from varying sources, you put their advice to use by course-correcting. Just make sure you follow through with whatever is determined to help you succeed.

Invest in Yourself

One of the most guaranteed paths to self-improvement and sticking to your business resolutions is to seek the services of a professional business coach. More than a few people might first think of the expense, but what executive coaching really represents is an investment in your professional future. One that, over time, is likely to exceed the cost many times over. A master certified coach with ILEC can help you check every item on this aforementioned list and make certain that you’re sticking to your business resolutions.

Intelligent Leadership Executive Coaching (ILEC) is the world’s No. 1 executive coaching platform dedicated to growing tomorrow’s leaders through organizational transformation. Our master certified ILEC coaches utilize a proven blueprint and philosophy designed to help you become an effective executive leader. If you’re ready to take the all-important first step, let’s discuss your personal mission, vision, and purpose.

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