Happy New Year everyone!
I've been reading a number of great blawg entries about New Year's resolutions. Tom Mighell over at Between Lawyers writes about New Year's Tech Resolutions (a great list, I might add). Michelle Golden in her Golden Practices with some great insight about "saying no" in 2006. Tom Kane at LegalMarketingBlog telling all firms to make sure they have a web site. And no list would be complete without mentioning Matt Homann's many posts on New Year's resolutions in his terrific the [non]billable hour. You need to read his entire December 2005 archive to catch all his sage counsel. There are so many more. And virtually all have great advice.
I am going to suggest but one resolution. Read Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan. Tom Peters recommended it here and I read it over the holidays. Outstanding book. The subtitle of the book says everything. Thinking great thoughts without ensuring they are effectively implemented is a recipe for failure. Its a quick read. Resolve to read the book. Resolve to follow the wisdom of the authors. If you do, you'll look back on 2006 as a great year.