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Manager's Message - January 2017

"I know. I'm lazy. But I made myself a New Years’ resolution that I would write myself something really special. Which means I have 'til December, right?" - Catherine O’Hara

Happy New Year! January 1st and New Years’ Resolutions always go hand in hand. If you are one of those people that make personal New Years’ resolutions, I hope your resolutions are more like the following quote than the one above:

"Make New Year's goals. Dig within, and discover what you would like to have happen in your life this year. This helps you do your part. It is an affirmation that you're interested in fully living life in the year to come." -  Melody Beattie

Within the corporate world, New Years’ resolutions often come in the form of corporate goals. And as is the case with good personal resolutions, appropriate corporate goals should focus on the health of the organization.

On January 11th, STEC Staff will come together for the third time to review the progress made toward achieving the goals set for 2016, and to set new goals for 2017. Following a brief opening, the attendees will breakout by Division to review their respective 2016 Division Goals and develop 2017 Division Goals. In establishing 2017 Goals, the Staff will follow the "SMART" goal setting methodology. The acronym stands for the following:

S - Specific

M - Measurable and meaningful

A - Attainable (but a stretch)

R - Realistic

T - Time-bound

Final Division Goals and over-arching Corporate Goals will then be developed for presentation to the STEC Board Committees at their meetings on January 25th. Following Board approval, 2017 Goals will be distributed to all STEC employees.

I encourage each of you to play an active role in developing goals for the next year – whether those goals are for your personal or professional development, or for your respective department or division. My hope for each of us is that when December 31, 2017 rolls around, we will be able to:

"Celebrate what you want to see more of." - Tom Peters

In closing, I want to thank each STEC employee for their contribution to the successes of the past year. Working together, let’s make 2017 the best year yet!

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