Do You Make These Mistakes When Setting Goals?

    Mistake 1

  • Using vague or non-specific terms like efficient, effective and quality, to name just a few.
  • Mistake 2

  • Creating a list of activities, rather than results orientated goals.
  • Mistake 3

  • Not defining what will be different when the goal is achieved.
  • Mistake 4

  • Not linking them to the overall vision and mission of the organisation.
  • Mistake 5

  • Not setting a deadline.
  • Mistake 6

  • Not allocating responsibility for each goal.

Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements helps accountants and health professionals to achieve success and realize their professional potential through being highly effective leaders and managers. For more information and to sign up for his free audio e-course click here

About the Author Duncan Brodie

Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 8,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.

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Dan says 29 September 2010

If you’d like a tool for setting your goals, you can use this web application:

You can use it to manage your goals, projects and tasks, set next actions and contexts, use checklists, schedules and a calendar.
A Vision Wall (inspiring images attached to your goals) is available too.
Works also on mobile, and syncs with Evernote.

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