The Danger of Goal Setting
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The overarching theme of today’s episode of the Potential Leader Lab is how we mistakenly weaponize goals due to our fundamental misunderstanding of the realities they create and the behaviors they generate.

In a world obsessed with setting and reaching arbitrary goals, it’s a controversial stance. We explore the emotional price you pay for setting big, audacious goals and how, in an increasingly unpredictable world, focusing on processes can help you reach real success much more effectively than setting goals that actually work against our own self-interest..

Perry believes the world deserves better leadership; that in every human interaction there is the opportunity to either build others up or tear them down; and that leadership is the choice we make in those moments.

These beliefs led Perry to create the Potential Leader Lab. He wanted to offer those who share his beliefs the space and safety to explore transformative ideas, experiment with new behaviors, and evolve into the leaders they were meant to be and that the world needs.

This is a framework he has used again and again with his Vistage peer advisory groups and companies like Turn-Key Tunneling, Convergint, Haughn &  Associates, I Am Boundless, Ketchum & Walton, LSP Technologies, and Ahlum & Arbor.

Perry lives and works on the shores of Buckeye Lake in Ohio, in the mountains of northwest Georgia, and on the beach in Anna Maria, Florida with his amazingly creative wife Lisa. They have 2 rescue dogs and are intermittently visited by their 3 wonderful children throughout the year. Perry & Lisa are living life in crescendo and focused on exploring, experimenting, and evolving their vision of a life they have no desire to retire from.

Copyright 2023 Perry Maughmer

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