Leadership: Setting Clear Goals

Setting goals is easy, right?  All you have to do is make sure they are SMART

Specific
Measurable
Achievable
Results orientated
Time limited

While SMART goals are an excellent start point, sometimes they are not just enough.

The key to setting goals is to define the results once the goal is achieved.  What will people inside and outside the organisation:

See
Hear
Feel
Notice
Detect

A simple technique is to get a piece of paper and draw a line down the middle.  Label one side now and the other side future.  Then write down 10 adjectives that describe the organisation now and when the goal is achieved in the future.

About the Author Duncan Brodie

Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 7,000 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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