Friday, 1 January 2010

New Year Resolutions

Happy New Year.

If you are the one of many people who have made a new year resolution, then good luck. The problem, it seems, is that most resolutions are doomed to failure. The way to succeed, according to Richard Wiseman a psychologist at the University of Hertfordshire is that: "people who kept their resolutions tended to have broken their goal into smaller steps and rewarded themselves when they achieved one of these. They also told their friends about their goals, focused on the benefits of success and kept a diary of their progress".

So why mention this here? Well, I think there are lessons here for assessment. A system of assessment that breaks goals into smaller steps, that has a positive focus, involves friends discussing goals, is success driven and logs progress would seem to be a sensible thing. A YesAssessment does all of this, take a look at our soft skills assessment tools and if you have made any resolutions this new year what better way of achieving them than to follow the advice of a 'Wiseman'?

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