The ability to set and achieve goals is an exact way to quantify success and failure against expectations.

Business leaders face these challenges around goal-setting on a larger scale, with many more chances for goals to fail if they are poorly planned. 

Since meetings are where company goals are covered, these discussions become important tools for setting clear objectives for your employees, and they are the best setting to create a universally goal-oriented culture within your organization.

To help us explain the focus and discipline needed for effective goal-setting in the Meeting Leadership Podcast #043, we brought in special guest Martin Parnell. He is an international keynote speaker, author, and world-record holder. 

He lends us his expertise on setting and achieving goals consistently, and introduces the Beyond SMART Goals system that many successful leaders use every day.

Martin-Parnell

Martin Parnell 

Through his "Quests for Kids" initiative, Martin Parnell has completed 10 quests, which include running 250 marathons in one year and setting five Guinness World Records in endurance events, as well as summiting Mount Kilimanjaro in 21 hours. By the end of 2014, he had raised over $1.3m for the humanitarian organization Right To Play, giving over 27,000 children a better chance at life.

Martin's book 'Marathon Quest' was published by Rocky Mountain Books, and CBC Radio listed him as one of Alberta's top five authors in 2014. His second book, 'Running to the Edge' was released in November 2016. The final book of The Marathon Trilogy, titled 'The Secret Marathon-Empowering women and girls in Afghanistan through sport' was released in October of 2018.

Through keynotes and workshops, Martin shares his message: Finish the Race Attitude – setting goals and overcoming obstacles to unlock your potential.  He is married to Sue, and has three children and three grandchildren.

You Can get in touch with Martin Parnell at http://www.martinparnell.com/home/.
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