Posts for Tag: tosachat

management & measurement

Monday’s Twitter #TOSAchat centered on goals. Participants were asked to select either personal or professional goal(s). One of the follow-up questions centered on tracking that goal. 

You can’t manage what you don’t measure. 

Makes sense. And, I admit that I have a horrible track record of measuring and assessing personal goals. So, I’ve decided to start a weekly check-in for my personal goals. Of course, I’ll be using my tried and true pocket notebooks. 

I like using the pocket notebooks because it has a layer of privacy and also because I am oldAF. Just kidding, but I do sometimes feel old! The last four years, I have used a similar system for my TOSA work. 

That analog system works well for me because I can quickly go back to my bulleted lists. I can quickly track progress, and readjust if needed. And, it never needs charging or system updates! 


I’ve been thinking about last week’s LEAD3 Symposium. Last Thursday, Friday, and Saturday were filled with learning, both in the sessions on the 2nd and 3rd floor of the Park Central Hotel.

Learning also happened in first floor lounge, as well as the lobby. The Park Central Hotel in San Francisco (formerly the Westin) is a big place. And, I’ve got lots of big thoughts...trying to distill those into a few, concise takeaways. 

Tonight’s #tosachat made me realize that I need to prioritize these takeaways. Maybe the 4D method will help...