(67) To training for your team on a tight budget: notice those who have strengths e.g. handling objections and ask them to do a ten minute session at the next team meeting; buy some business books and allocate various chapters to the team and ask for learning to be shared again at the next team meeting. Such 'fixes' can't be as powerful as focused training delivered by a professional but it is better than no development at all.
(68) To perfect custard: follow a decent recipe which should mention a heavy-bottomed pan, slow increase in heat and patience in stirring.
(70) To a more productive day: plan the day the previous day allocating chunks of time to necessary tasks; be proactive as in 'articulate the FY15 strategy in 50 words' rather than be reactive which will simply mean batting e-mail back and forth.
1-5 are here: To a fresh business idea/To your first novel/To a more motivated team/To healthier eating/To build your personal brand.
6-10 are here: To a better negotiation/To a better mood, quickly/To getting the job where you miss a key criterion/To a better curry/To manage jet lag.
11-15 are here: To being a better presenter*/To develop your child's imagination/To be more intelligent/To make a better decision/To improve your finances.
16-25 are here: To ensuring people get back to you promptly/ To better coffee/ To becoming more professional/ To sleeping better/ To becoming wealthy / To getting on top of e-mail/ To worrying less/ To sorting a gym injury/ To getting the right things done/ To helping the planet, easily.
26-30 are here: To a business start-up opportunity/To a more impactful CV/To escaping the cubicle/To promotion/To a better play-list
31-40 are here: To learn more quickly/To understanding The Rules of Life/To repair a relationship/To greater happiness/To better selling/To a better conference/To more confidence/To getting up earlier/To understanding the meaning of life/To giving up sugar in tea and, or coffee.
41-45 are here: To becoming more lucky/To a better cocktail/To writing & publishing your business book/To more business in the pipeline soon/To better world knowledge.
46-50 are here: To keeping fit at work/To spending less at the supermarket/To being more bold/To achieving your own evening when you have young children/To becoming wise on management & leadership
51-55 are here: To a tougher self-managed workout/To accessing the drugs you really need/To great food really quickly at the end of the business day/ To shorter, more productive business meetings/ To a caffeine free healthy drink that actually tastes good.
56-60 are here: To more organised notes/To perfect English tea/To creative, confident children/To being a better interviewee/To longer battery life on your iPhone.
61-65 are here: To an improved memory/To an easier life/To knowing The Secrets of Success/To receiving less e-mail/To understanding modern Germany.
What happened to those great ideas generated at the quarterly off-site last June? Did the flip-charts get typed up? Did the summaries get circulated? Did the actions get attributed? Did the action holders execute? Did the magic of kaizen start to happen?