How do you measure success?

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Measuring Success With all of the usual talk that goes on at this time of year about resolutions, losing weight, getting fit etc., I have been pondering the simple phrase of “measuring success.” As evaluators, we spend a LOT of time talking, thinking, and writing about measurement. We certainly want to measure the success of the programs and interventions we evaluate. But how do we measure our own success? Is it by how many “likes” we have on our Facebook page? Or do we judge ourselves by how many twitter followers we have? Do we judge our professional success by the number of clients we have? Do we judge our success by the yearly revenue our business generated or by the size of our biggest contract? I would posit that we can’t ultimately judge our success by any of … [Read more...]