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Opening General Session: What Successful People Do Differently
We all have goals we fail to reach, but as Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson, author of Nine Things Successful People Do Differently and frequent Harvard Business Review contributor, has found, most of us have no idea why we fail to reach them. Heidi will take you on a step-by-step journey to successfully reach any goal and avoid the common pitfalls of execution. She’ll share simple strategies, based on scientific research and proven effectiveness, for how to maximize commitment, resist distraction, make effective plans, seize opportunities to act, and persist in the face of setbacks or challenges.
- Set goals that will allow you to persist even in the face of adversity
- Illustrate how goals work and how to avoid common setbacks of execution
- Synthesize simple strategies that will serve as the building blocks to reaching your goals
- Heidi Grant Halvorson, Associate Director, Columbia Business School's Motivation Science Center; Author; Speaker