A One Year Focus in Just 3 Words
For 3 years now, I have been setting a 3 word theme. These themes have been helpful in giving me focus and helping me determine if each project, task, and piece of work is in line with and advancing my theme. I usually begin to ponder a possible theme for the following year starting in September. I keep playing with the words until I latch onto the perfect fit.
- In 2009 my theme was: authentic connect engage
- In 2010 my these is: engage mobilize produce.
- In 2011 my theme will be: engage educate enliven.
2011. My intention for 2011 is to keep the theme of engage alive while moving in a stronger direction to educate others for engagement and to enliven the noun of engagement into the verb of engage.
If you have never written a 3 word theme before, I encourage you to engage in writing your 3 word theme to encapsulate what you plan to achieve in the year ahead. I find it can take weeks to get the 3 words that exactly fit my plan.
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David Zinger, M.Ed., works with organizations and individuals to increase engagement. He is a writer, educator, speaker, and consultant who founded the 3100 member Employee Engagement Network. Connect with David today to improve engagement where you work: firstname.lastname@example.org – 204 254 2130 – www.davidzinger.com.