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Don’t just set SMART goals, set the RIGHT goals

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Goal setting is powerful. Research shows you are likely to perform at a higher level if you set SMART goals.

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How To Successfully Achieve Your Goals This Year

Tanveer Naseer

That’s why when it comes to defining goals for those you lead, you need to answer the question – why does it matter?

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Website Goals that Set Your Business Apart

Women on Business

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Why Goals Aren’t Enough

Kevin Eikenberry

If you have read very much of my writing, you’ve read that I believe that too much emphasis can be placed on goal setting. This isn’t because setting goals isn’t important, but because too many people exert effort to set goals, then relax as if the job is done. This is like going to the starting […].

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6 Challenges You Will Face as a Woman Pursuing Your Career Goals

Women on Business

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Ten Questions to Ask After Setting Your Goals

Kevin Eikenberry

Lots of people set goals. We don’t set goals as the outcome. We set goals to get goals. Far fewer achieve them.

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How to Set the Right Goals and Make Them Work for You

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Are you starting to lose focus on your goals? The problem is that annual goal-setting doesn’t work. If so, you’re not alone.

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Establishing Goals that Balance Stretch and Reality

Women on Business

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How top leaders find their next developmental goals


They are already magically capable of finding those goals that will push them beyond where they are now. I’ve learned a lot from them.

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Leadership Freak

Conant for contributing this insightful post on bringing goals to life. Many leaders understand the importance of designing a strategy and setting goals. But bringing those goals to life can be challenging. I invited several top leaders, authors, and bloggers to share their wisdom with Leadership Freak readers.

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7 Tips For Setting Goals

Eric Jacobson

Awhile back, I wrote about goals and the importance of having a plan in place to reach your goals. Write your goals down.

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4 Non-traditional New Year Goals that Can Transform Your Career

Women on Business

Personal Development Career Development goals; resolutions; new year Networking new year goalsWe've Moved! Update your Reader Now. link].

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A Better Way to START your SMART GOAL process

Let's Grow Leaders

I did, and found myself backward mapping my entrepreneurial journey and found the START before SMART goal process. goals. Listen to it.

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Goal Setting vs. Goal Sitting

Chris Brady

So how can we set goals that won't disappear faster than a politician's promise? Goals must be specific 2. Why not every day?

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A Lesson On How Successful People Achieve Their Goals

Tanveer Naseer

You should be out there going after more of your goals and dreams”. Buffett then gave Mike a stern look and told him that he got it wrong.

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There’s More To Goal Setting Than Making Them SMART

Tanveer Naseer

I agree these are critically important to strengthening goals. They don’t tell you how an individual or team arrived at the goal.

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Why You’re Not Achieving Your Goals

Leading Blog

It’s about how you can achieve your goals more fully and faster by expanding your limited view of reality. In reaching your goals we also need to watch our language because it influences the way we see things (and the way others see us too). However, it is much more than the title might let on. You Give Everything Its Meaning.

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A Big Goal Is Not The Same As a Vision

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Goals are important. Goals quantify and define the steps you must take. A goal ends. A Goal. and How much? rather than Why?

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Provide Autonomy in Goal-Setting

Michael Lee Stallard

#62 Provide Autonomy in Goal-Setting. The post Provide Autonomy in Goal-Setting appeared first on Michael Lee Stallard.

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How to Keep Your Team Goals on Track

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Are team members dependent on each other in order to accomplish certain goals? Do any of the goals depend on a team effort?

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Let’s Get Smarter About Goal-Setting

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development The rhythm that we established as school children lives on in many of us. Back to school’ [.].

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Frontline Festival: Leaders Share Goal Setting Strategies for their Teams (and Themselves)

Let's Grow Leaders

This month’s festival is all about goal setting (especially with your team) for the new year. Follow Jon. Follow Shelley. Follow William.

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Establishing Goals: Achieving Greatness One Step at a Time

General Leadership

“Do not merely set goals for your organization…. Establish a culture which owns the success of the team.” Fast forward three months.

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The Real Harm of Goal Obsession!

Marshall Goldsmith

So much has been written about ways to achieve goals. There is a fine line, though, between setting and achieving goals and goal obsession.

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4 Goals You Should Add to Your To-Do List After Attending a Conference

Women on Business

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Improved Goal Thermometer

Tony Mayo

I frequently encourage my top executive coaching clients to set specific measurable goals and to chart their progress visually. Enter your own title, goal amount [.]. For Executives Technology Tips Excel Tools Goal SettingFor example, my free trailing twelve month Excel template is very popular. Download it by clicking here.

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The Optimum Number of Annual Goals

Michael Lee Stallard

#61 Set “Top Five” Annual Goals. Both individually and as a team, set no more than five challenging but achievable annual goals.

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The Exponential Leadership Goal for 2016

Leadership Freak

The exponential leadership goal: Real leaders “develop leaders who develop … … Continue reading → Leading Personal Growth Taking others higher Growth Leadership Development Organizational DevelopmentSometimes leaders do all three. Often they don’t. Successful leadership pivots on developing leaders.

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Visionary Leadership: the Critical Difference Between Vision and Goals

C-Level Strategies

I continue to meet leaders that confuse the concept of having a vision with setting goals. Visionary Leadership. What do you think?~.

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Remarkable TV: A Magic Secret to Goal Achievement

Kevin Eikenberry

There is one simple secret to help you ensure that the goals you’re setting are goals that you’re achieving. The key to reaching our goals […]. The post Remarkable TV: A Magic Secret to Goal Achievement appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

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The Power of One Minute Goal Setting

Great Leadership By Dan

You learned it in Leadership 101: goal setting is the most powerful motivational tool in a leader’s toolkit. But is your goal setting up-to-date? Read a guest post from management and leadership guru Ken Blanchard, author of the One Minute Manager over at Management and Leadership: The Power of One Minute Goal Setting.

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Ditch Lofty Outcome Goals and “Hit the Glove!”

Leading Blog

We may feel exhilarated when we set a big goal, but that soon gives way to anxiety. While we all want to get better, lofty goals don’t always help. There is a way to set goals and achieve them. He did it by getting his pitchers to scale back their goals from lofty to bite-sized, from outcome to process. How It Translates.

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Character and Goals

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Self Leadership Do your goals dictate your character or does your character dictate your goals? Self Leadership Character Character-based Leadership compromise goals integrity visionIntegrity may just be the point at which your character dictates your behavior. Often I’m [.].

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L2L: 7 Questions You Should Ask When Stetting Team Goals

Linked 2 Leadership

Infographic: 7 Questions You Should Ask When Setting Team Goals Infographic Brought to you by Külli Koort at Weekdone.comFiled under: EntrepreLeadership, Leading & Developing Other Leaders, Team Building Leadership Tagged: leadership, […].

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Ready, Set, GOals!

Women on Business

People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going. Earl Nightingale. What could you have delegated, but didn’t?

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Five New Habits to Help You Reach Your Goals Faster

Kevin Eikenberry

If we already knew how to achieve a goal, and had done it before, it wouldn’t be much of a goal, would it? Yet too often we treat goal achievement like the rest of the work. We put the time in to set the goals, and then [.]. Achievement Leadership Learning goal acheievement organizational habits

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Dreams, Goals and Plans

Ron Edmondson

Goals. Action steps written to systematically complete goals. 10 Goals/Dreams Yet To Be Fulfilled. Dream. Plans.

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A Goal Without A Plan Is Just A Wish

Eric Jacobson

Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Goals

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Helping People Achieve Their Goals

Marshall Goldsmith

In this article, we focus primarily on behavioral goals, such as becoming a better listener or more effective at involving team members in decisions. Much of the published research in the field of goal setting involves health-related goals … by Marshall Goldsmith and Kelly Goldsmith. Leaders need to develop other leaders.

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Quality: Setting Right Goals


Most improvement initiatives are heavily focused on internal goals – increasing productivity/efficiency, eliminating waste, reducing defects/costs and so on. Processes around these goals are written and implemented. People are trained, tools are implemented, energies are directed and everyone starts working hard to meet these goals.