Goal setting: good or bad?

The advice “stop focusing on goals” was popularized in books like How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life by Scott Adams and Four Seconds: All the Time You Need to Replace Counter-Productive Habits with Ones That Really Work by Peter Bregman. The authors’ premise is … [Read more…]

A reader asks: “how do I motivate myself when my employer treats me as a document writer and not a real BA?”

Even though many BAs continue to be frustrated by a limiting role, the answer hasn’t changed from the time I wrote this article for Modern Analyst with 4 actions that can help you elevate your role: 1. Make sure you understand the type of contribution your role is supposed to provide 2. Don’t wait for permission to … [Read more…]