While everyone is compiling their resolutions and focusing on all the things to do in 2009, Robyn Greenspan, editor-in-chief of ExecuNet has put together his "to don’t" list — behaviors and actions he will hopefully stay away from in the new year. Here's Robyn's list: 

So, in 2009 I will NOT:

  • Set unrealistic or unfair expectations of myself. Say, "yes" to everything without first assessing the emotional, professional, personal, karmic ROI.
  • Neglect to quickly give credit to the team.
  • Solely focus on short-term benefits unless it is a pathway to accomplishing long-term goals.
  • Get complacent.
  • Count on anything before it is a reality.
  • Forget to network because it often benefits someone other than myself.
  • Stop critically thinking, but refrain from always shooting holes in others’ ideas.
  • Always eat the goodies in the ExecuNet kitchen without bringing some to share too.
  • Lose sight of the fact that I can replace my job but not my family.
  • Stress!

Here's a link to the ExecuNet blog of Monday, December 29, 2008.