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How To Create SMART Goals

In Setting Goals on May 12, 2015 at 6:20 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.

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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