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Part 2: Are your goals under attack?

Updated: Nov 20, 2020

Last week, I wrote about the importance of building a MOAT around our goals (you can read Part 1 here if you missed it). This concept stems from the frustrating tension for Managers who have a clear destination. If you have clarity around what you want to improve, for example, or how you want to grow your team, you face this tension often. The frustration comes from being committed to achieving results and constantly feeling like you have no choice but to take a detour.


This is Part 2 of that conversation. I want to help you figure out how to put a MOAT into practice in your own life. You'll remember that MOAT is an acronym for protecting our most important goals, right?. It looks like this:

 

M

Manage Expectations

Managing expectations has two parts. First, we pre-negotiate and then we re-negotiate.


O

Own Your Calendar

Owning your calendar is about deciding in advance not just what you will do, but when you will do it. Decide how you intend to spend your time.


A

Accept Small Disasters