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Creating SMART Goals

In Eric Jacobson Leadership, Goal Setting, Leadership on December 23, 2016 at 9:46 am

Too often, businesses don’t have clearly defined goals and even less often specific plans to reach those goals.

When you set a goal for your business, be sure it is SMART:

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Attainable
  • Relevant
  • Time-related

Share that goal with your employees, so they understand all of the five attributes of the goal.

And then for your plan (sometimes called “program”), keep these tips in mind:

  • Realistically assess the obstacles and resources involved and then create a strategy for navigating that reality.  For me this year, that meant adjusting my race schedule this summer to accommodate a nagging hamstring injury.
  • Plan for more than just willpower.  Instead, plan by taking into consideration your business environment, your employees’ schedules and workload, and everyone’s accountability so that all these factors will work together to support you to achieve your goal.

The Five Elements For Goal Setting

In Eric Jacobson Leadership, Eric Jacobson On Leadership, Goal Setting, Setting Goals on June 3, 2016 at 11:15 am

“The more specific you can be about your goal, the greater your level of success will be,” explain authors Tom Pandola and James W. Bird, in their book, Light A Fire Under Your Business.

“This is because once we have visualized something that doesn’t yet exist, it causes our subconscious mind to make the decisions necessary to make that visualized goal a reality.”

The authors explain that all goals must have these five elements:

  1. Goals must clarify a specific action or outcome.
  2. Goals must be measureable by being able to quantify the benefits of achieving them.
  3. Goals should be achievable with the resources available (or at least you should know that the necessary resources are in reserve and can be acquired).
  4. Goals must also be realistic for achieving based on your particular situation.
  5. Goals must also include the time period in which you want to achieve them. With a date or time period specified for completion, planning can be established in order for evaluating the progress toward goal achievement, something that can be measured and quantified.

How To Set Goals

In Goal Setting, Setting Goals on October 19, 2015 at 5:26 am

If you had trouble maintaining your New Year’s resolutions, it may be time to start thinking about how you’ll set your goals for 2016. Here are seven tips for goal setting from two-time U.S. Olympian Alan Culpepper (from the November 2013 issue of Competitor magazine).

Here are his seven tips for setting goals, whether are your workplace or away-from-work goals:

  1. Be clear and specific about what it is you are trying to accomplish.
  2. Set intermediate goals that complement a long-term goal.
  3. Shoot high, but recognize the importance of a natural progression.
  4. Write your goals down.
  5. Review your goals periodically.
  6. Remind yourself often why you are working on your goal.
  7. And, remember even if you don’t hit your goal, there is satisfaction the process.

7 Tips For Setting Goals

In Eric Jacobson Leadership, Goal Setting, Setting Goals on March 19, 2015 at 5:08 pm

If you’ve had a lapse in maintaining your New Year’s resolutions, it may be time to set a new goal for yourself.  Here are seven tips for goal setting from two-time U.S. Olympian Alan Culpepper (from the November 2013 issue of Competitor magazine).

Here are his seven tips for setting goals, whether are your workplace or away-from-work goals:

  1. Be clear and specific about what it is you are trying to accomplish.
  2. Set intermediate goals that complement a long-term goal.
  3. Shoot high, but recognize the importance of a natural progression.
  4. Write your goals down.
  5. Review your goals periodically.
  6. Remind yourself often why you are working on your goal.
  7. And, remember even if you don’t hit your goal, there is satisfaction the process.

Tips For Setting Goals

In Eric Jacobson On Leadership, Goal Setting, Setting Goals on September 7, 2014 at 8:59 am

Some of the best advice I’ve ever found about goal-setting is from two-time U.S. Olympian Alan Culpepper, as published the November 2013 issue of Competitor magazine.

Here are his seven tips for setting goals, whether are your workplace or away-from-work goals:

  1. Be clear and specific about what it is you are trying to accomplish.
  2. Set intermediate goals that complement a long-term goal.
  3. Shoot high, but recognize the importance of a natural progression.
  4. Write your goals down.
  5. Review your goals periodically.
  6. Remind yourself often why you are working on your goal.
  7. And, remember even if you don’t hit your goal, there is satisfaction the process.

Seven Tips For Setting Goals

In Eric Jacobson On Leadership, Goal Setting on April 11, 2014 at 5:29 am

 

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If you are a leader who has had a lapse in maintaining your New Year’s resolutions, it may be time to set a new goal for yourself.  Here are seven tips for goal setting from two-time U.S. Olympian Alan Culpepper (from the November 2013 issue of Competitor magazine).

Here are his seven tips for setting goals, whether are your workplace or away-from-work goals:

  1. Be clear and specific about what it is you are trying to accomplish.
  2. Set intermediate goals that complement a long-term goal.
  3. Shoot high, but recognize the importance of a natural progression.
  4. Write your goals down.
  5. Review your goals periodically.
  6. Remind yourself often why you are working on your goal.
  7. And, remember even if you don’t hit your goal, there is satisfaction the process.

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