BHAG stands for big hairy audacious goal. If you are familiar with Jim Collins, author of good to great, he has mentioned this in his books and articles. A BHAG is a clear and compelling goal that seems daunting but is achievable and exciting enough that it brings you and your team to a unifying point.
Many people including organizations have been planning and finalizing their goals for 2018 so this is a good time to place a stamp on your BHAG. An example of a BHAG would be Bill and Melinda Gates foundation mission to eradicate polio. They have since been able to eradicate 99% of polio in the world with a few incidents now only found in Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
I’ve been open about my struggle with diabetes and I’m finally at a place where eliminating diabetes has become my 2018 BHAG. It’s a scary daunting task, but the thought of not living well for my family is even scarier. A BHAG brings focus and keeps you very conscious of the actions you are taking and the decision you are making.
Do you have a BHAG for 2018?