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Goals Gone Wild

The dark side of goal setting. Are your goals holding you back?

Darth Vader has a lot of goals and ambitions.

“Goals Gone Wild” was the title of a paper I read in the Harvard Business Review and I knew I need to read more. I wasn’t disappointed. In this paper by Lisa D. Ordóñez (Dean of the Rady School of Management at UC San Diego) and collages, the authors argue goal setting’s benefits have been overstated while the potential harms have…

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