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. But how do you know what are the right goals to set? Goals are milestones that mark the way on your journey. If you set the wrong goals, you will get sidetracked.

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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. The post Why Goals Aren’t Enough appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

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How To Successfully Achieve Your Goals This Year

Tanveer Naseer

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of being invited to be the in-studio guest expert on CBC Radio to discuss why people have a hard time keeping their New Year’s Resolutions and what we should be doing to be successful in achieving our goals.

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Three Ways a ‘Noble Goal’ Makes You a Significantly Better Leader

Great Leadership By Dan

This need and inspiration is called our “noble goal.” In its simplest form, our noble goal is our personal response to the question: What context, atmosphere, or environment do I want to create for myself and others? When leaders center on a noble goal, the positive shift is contagious.

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The Exponential Leadership Goal for 2016

Leadership Freak

If you aspire to leadership because you want to tell people what to do, make lots of money, or be in the spotlight, get out now. Successful leadership pivots on developing leaders. The exponential leadership goal: Real leaders “develop leaders who develop … … Continue reading → Leading Personal Growth Taking others higher Growth Leadership Development Organizational Development

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Goal Setting Sucks!

Kevin Eikenberry

The post Goal Setting Sucks! appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Personal & Professional Development Goal setting goal achievement teleseminarThat is pretty strong language for me; but that is how many people feel about it.

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Your 2016 relationship goals


Doug Conant, from Leadership Resolutions for 2016. Now (as the year begins) is a good time to take stock of all of your relationships – not just the ones associated with work, but also those in your personal life (because your personal relationships also impact your leadership. Make a goal to reach out to the silent ones that you may not normally notice or whose voices are drowned out in a sea of activity. What goals would they want you to set for your relationship?

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Leadership Freak

I invited several top leaders, authors, and bloggers to share their wisdom with Leadership Freak readers. 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. To practice leadership that works — ask these 5 … … Continue reading → Goals Leading Leadership Development

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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. You can’t plan an entire year and know in advance all the goals you will need to achieve. Always keep your vision in mind while choosing goals.

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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. Because they are eager and motivated to work on themselves, they discover their development goals by staying aware! can find their next developmental goals by being more mindful.

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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. Today, I remembered reading these additional goal-setting tips from two-time U.S. Set intermediate goals that complement a long-term goal. Write your goals down.

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There’s More To Goal Setting Than Making Them SMART

Tanveer Naseer

When I talk to clients about effective goal setting someone invariably mentions that good goals are SMART goals – specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time bound. I agree these are critically important to strengthening goals. Are the goals time bound?

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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. I was recently asked to give a workshop for the National Speakers Association on SMART goals to help entrepreneurs launch their businesses. goals. Goals Process.

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Goal Failure: Mission (Almost) Accomplished

RapidStart Leadership

What happens when you set a goal and fail to achieve it? In January of this year I set a personal goal. Does goal failure make me a failure? The goal was to complete the Mile Run Trail Challenge Half Marathon on April 1 st in under two and a half hours.

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Goal Setting vs. Goal Sitting

Chris Brady

Perhaps the best course of action (and I can hardly believe I'm writing the words) is to line up with everyone else and set some 2011 goals for ourselves. So how can we set goals that won't disappear faster than a politician's promise? Goals must be specific 2.

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A Lesson On How Successful People Achieve Their Goals

Tanveer Naseer

But if we truly want to feel successful in what we do, there’s another question we should be asking ourselves: are we focusing on those goals that really matter? You should be out there going after more of your goals and dreams”.

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A Secret To Success at Leadership Or Any Goal

Lead Change Blog

Leadership Development clarity confusion energy Focus results Vision When I was a child, a mentor told me the story of two boys on their way home after a heavy rain. They’d just received new shoes.

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Leadership: Running for the Goal

Deep Imprints

Coaching Leadership goals For the last 7 weeks, I have been doing a couch to 5k. This week I am up to walking 5 min, “running” 25 minutes, and walking 5 min again.

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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. Leadership Development Alignment business challenge Admit it: You get antsy in the spring, realizing that summer is just around the corner.

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Provide Autonomy in Goal-Setting

Michael Lee Stallard

#62 Provide Autonomy in Goal-Setting. As much as possible, let your direct reports establish their Top Five annual goals after communicating that their goals need to align with your Top Five. The post Provide Autonomy in Goal-Setting appeared first on Michael Lee Stallard.

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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). How to design your life and leadership through design thinking. Stop wishing, start doing, and take command of your life. * * * Like us on Facebook for additional leadership and personal development ideas. * * *.

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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, […]. EntrepreLeadership Leading & Developing Other Leaders Team Building Leadership leadership teamwork

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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. If you go beyond five annual goals, it will diminish focus and effective execution by tending to overwhelm those responsible for implementation.

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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. How many of us will compromise just a bit of our character, our who-we-are, to reach an objective? Contrast Internet marketing and our upcoming US Presidential election.

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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. Learn more about the Remarkable Leadership workshop here. The key to reaching our goals […]. The post Remarkable TV: A Magic Secret to Goal Achievement appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Leadership & Supervisory Skills goal achievement Goal setting Success

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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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How to Reach the Ultimate Goal of Leadership

Leadership Freak

Getting things done is the lesser goal of leadership. The ultimate goal of leadership is nothing less than transformation. The biggest roadblock to transformation, within organizations, is the false belief that information is… Continue reading → Leading

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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 habitsIn other words, we’d have already achieved it.

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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. goal setting goals ken blanchard one minute goal setting

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How to Make sure you Achieve your 2014 Leadership Goals

Great Leadership By Dan

This post first appeared in SmartBlog on Leadership : It’s that time of year when many of us, with the best of intentions will write a leadership development plan , or establish goals for the upcoming year. Unfortunately, most of us will fail to achieve those goals. We often set very high level, nebulous leadership goals like “be more strategic”, or “be a better leader”, without having a way to measure our progress towards achieving that goal.

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The Ability To Inspire People Towards a Common Goal

Lead Change Blog

A successful and productive team works together to achieve the same goal; this is also often the reason as to why the team is successful – because each individual is working towards achieving the same target. Leadership Development Collaborate Community team Teamwork

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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. Jon Verbeck of suggests that you set five shorter term quarterly goals with the correct specific numeric targets. As Mike Tveite says: “ I achieved my goal but not my aim.”

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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. An important part of this development process includes helping people set–and achieve–meaningful goals for personal change.

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Remarkable TV: How to Make Goals Work for You

Kevin Eikenberry

You’ll never reach your goals if you don’t do THIS first… Yep, I said it, the G word – Goals. Goal is supposed to be a good four letter word, but many of us have negative connections to it. •We The post Remarkable TV: How to Make Goals Work for You appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. We don’t set them and feel guilty about it. •Or Or we were never really taught how […].

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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. At the beginning of spring training, Rick would ask his pitchers, “What’s your goal?” But that lofty-goal approach can trigger fear and worry instead.

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The Goal of Great Communication

Kevin Eikenberry

Here is one of my favorite quotations from him about communication. &# The goal of effective communication should be for listeners to say, ‘Me, too!’ Communication Influence Leadership Quotations Jim RohnThe late great Jim Rohn, was more than just a great speaker, he was a modern day philosopher. ’ versus ‘So what?’&# ’&# – Jim Rohn, speaker and author Questions to Ponder [.].

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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. This happens often because of the “internal orientation” of goals. Internal goals are about continuity of pursuit to remain efficient.

Establishing Goals: Achieving Greatness One Step at a Time

General Leadership

“Do not merely set goals for your organization…. The post Establishing Goals: Achieving Greatness One Step at a Time appeared first on General Leadership. Curator Posts establishing goals greatness inspection Leadership stricklin Thunderbirds USAF

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What is the Ultimate Goal of Leadership?

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton What is the ultimate goal of leadership? Of course, leadership is about all of those things and more. Here are four very different ways of thinking about the purpose of leadership. Context Ethical Thinking 7 Lenses engagement ethical leadership Leadership Service what is ethical leadership This is an interesting question that seems simple enough at first, and then begins to get tricky as we think more about it.

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What do frogs have to do with leadership and goals? Here’s your final step to being a better leader …

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Why do you have so much resistance to setting “soft skill” goals? If I were to ask you “Do you have your goals to be a better leader (or communicator) clearly defined, written down and measurable?” Leadership Development achieve goals best leadership practices communication Decisions soft skills

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