Stretch Goals: How to Motivate and Challenge Your Team

Let's Grow Leaders

All around the world teams are being handed stretch goals that feel more like a delusion than a challenge. The post Stretch Goals: How to Motivate and Challenge Your Team appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. It’s that time of year.

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5 Steps to Develop Team Goals

Skip Prichard

This is an excerpt from When Bad Teams Happen to Good People by Valerie Patrick. Effective team leaders can identify the right results and can achieve them. Team leaders who see how people and results are related will benefit in the long term. Test the Quality of the Goal.

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Free Goal Planning Toolkit!

Survive Your Promotion

Tips for New Managers on Navigating the Transition from Individual Contributor to Team Leader Skip to content Home About the Book About Katy Recommended Reading ← Motivation Aligning Team Goals with Organizational Objectives → FREE Goal Planning Toolkit! Posted on December 30, 2009 by Katy To help you start off 2010 right I am offering a four part goal planning toolkit completely FREE! 15 Responses to FREE Goal Planning Toolkit!

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Write Down a Great Plan for Your Team

Lead Change Blog

Strategic planning is one of the main elements of successful leadership. A great leader has organizational skills that enable them to predict all the things their business can do and narrow down big goals to achievable milestones. But how do you write a great plan for your team? It’s easy when you do it for yourself – you just write the goals and steps towards them, and you understand why and how you need to accomplish. What do you need to include in this plan?

5 Powerful Team Leadership Lessons From Musicians

Great Results Team Building

Leaning on the support of those who can see your mission and cultivate your goals is an essential part of being a leader. Leadership requires a person to have a clear end goal. Leaders learn that there needs to be rules and regulations while working towards their goals.

Creating and Leading High Performing Teams

Lead Change Blog

A team is a small number of people who are committed to working together to achieve the desired goal. Working together includes talking, sharing ideas, debating issues, collaborating, making decisions, establishing goals, providing feedback, and celebrating success. Teams, like personal relationships, go through stages. Teams don’t become great performers overnight. What’s the ideal number of team members? Top teams have three things.

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Which of These 3 Levels of Team Buy-in Behaviors Define Your Workplace Culture?

Great Results Team Building

If you have attempted any workplace culture change initiative in the past, or plan on implementing a new program or protocol in the future, this article is for you. Because you will need to inspire your team buy-in to get the behaviors that will move the meter on the change you want to make.

Team Leader as Team Coach

Leading Blog

Teams go through mood changes. No doubt you’ve felt it after a great team success or alternatively, the gloom and doom when things do not go as planned. It’s a team experience. It’s mostly invisible, but it affects team performance. Team leader as coach is not new.

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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. One day each week, review your weekly plans to see that they are aligned with your Top Five. The post The Optimum Number of Annual Goals appeared first on Michael Lee Stallard.

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What Are Professional Development Goals?

Strategy Driven

Why set goals? Career development is quite challenging to achieve without goals. Gaining more experience must be planned to figure out the next step of the way. Setting career goals encourages constant development. If you don’t know how to set goals, don’t worry about it.

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Coherence and Confusion with decision making and planning

Mike Cardus

With planning and decision-making, things get confusing. Within an organization having an objective or goal of 15% profitability – and measuring the goal through proxies of efficiency (time and budget) and customer experience (how the customer experiences the end-to-end process).


Great Results Team Building

But as a leader, your job is to control what you can, and to anticipate challenges so you and your team can overcome them together. The job of a team leader is to…. It is your job to PAVE the way to tam success by anticipating what your team will need.

Are You Planning for When the Storm Passes?

Lead Change Blog

Then, I have a few who see this as a passing storm, which requires clear thinking and planning for when their company emerges from that storm. Sir Alex Ferguson , regarded by many as one of the greatest and most successful soccer managers of all time, commented once that his team, Manchester United, had a virus that infected everyone. The post Are You Planning for When the Storm Passes? Professional Development crisis future Growth Mindset perspective Planning

Scenario Planning vs. Forecasting: 6 Questions to Ask to Prepare for a Post-Pandemic Future

Leading Blog

There is often confusion between scenario planning and forecasting, with the terms used interchangeably and inconsistently. Scenario planning is focused on the future and involves defining different stories behind different paths that will lead to that future.

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. It’s likely that many of your goals are no longer motivating and many no longer make sense. If goal-setting hasn’t been working for you, here’s how to set the right goals that will get you where you want to go: 1.

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Drive Business Results with Communication Planning


While important initiatives always have a game plan behind them, daily communications between leaders and employees are often unplanned or buried beneath other pressing business priorities. However, planning communications is often the key to employees having the information and context they need to help an organization or team achieve its vision and goals. Internal Communication Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

Make A Plan As Part Of Your Goal Setting

Eric Jacobson

As you establish goals for your team this year, be sure to include making a plan as part of your five-step process. Keep in mind that those five steps of goal setting are: Set goal Make plan Get to work Stick to it Reach goal Often, too many managers simply tell their team the goal, but fail to map out the specific steps of the plan to reach that goal.

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2020 Exit Planning Checklist

Strategy Driven

So, there is no better time to begin planning for the inevitable than the present. The earlier you begin planning, the more options you will have for a successful exit. However, like any strategic plan, it can be difficult to know how and where to begin.

The Strategic Planning Process

Coaching Tip

Here is the background regarding the importance of clearly understanding the " intangible identity elements " that consist of the assumptions/beliefs, values/aspirations, vision and guiding principles as it relates to creating a Vision/Mission Statement (along with the supporting business plans that each functional unit will put together based on the leadership developed Vision/Mission Statement). . The Planning Process. Here is a summary of the strategic planning process: .

Seven Steps to Planning a Useful Team Building Event

Great Results Team Building

Planning a useful team building event can be a challenge, but these seven steps will help you to ensure that your people enjoy not only a great time, but also benefit from insights and lessons that they can apply to workplace interactions. So, here are your seven steps to planning a useful team building event: 1. A good team-building coach can create cohesiveness and improve communications within your staff using a set of customized games and challenges.

Team Leadership Requires Planning for the Team

Mike Cardus

Facilitating ‘ Leading High Performance Teams ’, this topic came up during our discussion on planning for team tasks. The manager is accountable for the output of the team, and MUST have a plan in place of how to achieve the goal, and be able to set the context of the work of the team. While the manager can “ help ” they cannot do the work of the team themselves. Questions to consider when developing plans: How big are the problems?

Get The Best Out Of Your Team.

Rich Gee Group

Here are three insights to help you navigate this uncharted territory of hybrid work and get the best out of your team: Time Of Day Find out what time of the day is most effective for each team member.

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Does Your Team Have a #1 Priority?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Mike McHargue: Does your team have one clearly stated priority? And, is everyone on your team crystal clear about what that priority is? When teams have more than one top priority there often isn’t unity and clarity about what actually is important.

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006 Roadwork for Enduring Results • PODCAST [Refresh]

Tony Mayo

An illustrated talk on his powerful approach to long term, difficult projects presented on video by Tony Mayo, executive coach to CEOs and their teams. Tony Mayo Executive Coach.

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5 Ways to Serve a Stressed Out Team

Nathan Magnuson

Leaders want to know: how can I lead my team when they’re at a breaking point? For leaders of stressed teams, the appetite can be high but the preparedness is often lacking. If your team is stressed, here are five way you can serve your team.

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Eight-Point Plan For A Powerful Team

Eric Jacobson

Most intriguing for me is Haverlack's straight-forward, unbundled insights on teams. The healthiest teams trust each other," explains the author. Haverlack's eight-point plan for a powerful team is : Engage a group that shares your core values. Set aspirational yet achievable goals for the company and every individual. Have the courage to exit those from the team who do not fit. Take some quality time to read the book by C.

Setting SMART Goals | Survive Your Promotion!

Survive Your Promotion

Tips for New Managers on Navigating the Transition from Individual Contributor to Team Leader Skip to content Home About the Book About Katy Recommended Reading ← But I don’t want a POS… Bailing on Your New Year’s Resolutions Already? → Setting SMART Goals Posted on January 4, 2010 by Katy Goal planning sounds easy – you decide you want to do something and you go do it, right? Specific A specific goal is one that is clearly defined.

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Why You Need to Rethink Your Goals

Lead by Adventure

How did you do with your goals this year? How did your team do with their goals? As for me, I hit some goals WAY earlier than expected and am still working towards others. I’ve already started planning for my goals for next year, with one big exception. I’m changing the way I’m doing my goals, and I invite you to join me on this new little adventure. For 2017, I want to be more thoughtful about the way I set and reach my goals.

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Pre-Animate: Project Planning Team Building Activity

Mike Cardus

Pre-Animate focuses the team on what is needed for accomplishing the goals and objectives. Creating a space for team members to discuss what success will look like, how to get there and creating a deliberate plan to capture what went right, the team purposefully shares knowledge and skills when it can be best used – AT THE START. On project teams much of the learning takes place when the project is complete.

5 Steps to Planning A Change Within Your Organization & Team

Mike Cardus

I wrote this in 2010 and recently used this model with a small Management team to plan a large change in their organization. Contact Mike to make your Organization, Team and Leaders – plan for change better. Planning a Change. When planning for a change you need reflective and purposeful steps. As a leader you will be better equipped to determine areas of success and which areas to proceed into next with planning and decisions. Action Plan.

Projects and Team Goals. Are we done yet?

Mike Cardus

One challenge of project and and team work is deciding when we are done. Often the response is We are done when we have achieved the goal(s) we established. Within the ‘7 Steps to High Performance Teams’ we spend time on this area. Illustrating to teams and managers behavioral and work indicators you will see when the team and project is accomplished. Below are a series of questions that may guide your team and you in determining Are we done yet?

Using smart goals and data-driven assessment

Lead on Purpose

Smart goals and data-driven assessment help employees and managers map career advancement – Guest post by Danielle M. Setting SMART goals. Here’s what the acronym means: Specific: When an individual or team needs to tackle a large general goal, such as “Increase productivity,” it often helps to specify the desired action. Breaking down the job into smaller, more specific goals can also help. Did the individual meet production goals?

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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. The question for the month is: What have you done to create connection with your team ? Jon Verbeck of suggests that you set five shorter term quarterly goals with the correct specific numeric targets. Ensure the goals are aligned with the overall purpose and strategy of your organization. As Mike Tveite says: “ I achieved my goal but not my aim.”

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Ready, Set, GOals!

Women on Business

People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going. Add into the mix, the approaching season of resolutions and goal-setting, and suddenly 3, 6 & 9—all divisors of 12 and standard monthly intervals—popped into my head. From there it was an instantaneous leap to thinking about business goals for the coming year. Before you dive in (to both the read and the goal-setting), here’s an exercise to get your head in the game: 1.

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New Year’s Leadership Development Goals 2017 Edition

Great Leadership By Dan

For many leaders, it’s a time to reflect on accomplishments for the past year and establish goals for the upcoming New Year. It’s also a good time to set leadership development goals, either as part of a formal development planning process, or just because it’s a proven way to continuously improve as a leader. Is it a lack of confidence in my team? I need to spend more time coaching and developing my team. Develop my team. The beginning of a new year.

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Corporate Event Planning Mistakes to Avoid

Strategy Driven

With this in mind, you can’t afford to make mistakes when planning an event for your company. Lack of a Definite Goal for the Event. You should never start planning an event without a clear goal and objective. Planning Late.

Five MORE Unique Virtual Team Building Ideas That Are Fun, Fast, and Free!

Great Results Team Building

. With a pandemic still affecting so many teams (and impacting interactions by separating your people), leaders are looking for more virtual ideas to include in meetings that provide team building take-aways – that are fun, fast and free. .

Company Strategic Planning Agenda

Mike Cardus

Strategic Planning Agenda. Below is a 1 day strategic planning workshop. Following the strategic planning meeting there was 4 follow-up meetings to refine the plan and document action steps. Objectives: Develop strategic plan for 2014+. Develop, update and refine plan through 2014. Teams. Teams gather successes and progress made of 2013. Teams gather specifics steps that lead to success. 4 mixed teams. Teams will generate ?’s

5 Ways to Transform Your Team’s New Year’s Resolutions into Adventurous Goals

Lead by Adventure

I use this time of the year to set specific goals for how I want my upcoming year to look. There is a process I use to set goals, and it is one that I have used for a number of years, and it is something that I have taught to students and adults alike. To help transform your team’s resolutions into goals involves five easy steps. Make the goal specific. Here are some ways to make the above goals specific. Create goals that are measurable.

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6 Steps To Strengthen Team Cohesion

Tanveer Naseer

And this is something leaders need to be mindful of if they are to continue to foster conditions necessary for ensuring people can work together effectively towards the achievement of a common goal. As such, here are six steps that will help you strengthen team cohesion, regardless of what storms might be looming outside your organization’s walls. After all, it’s easy to care about our contributions, but what about the contributions their fellow team mates make?

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Planning Path: Corporate Team Building Activity

Mike Cardus

Planning is a necessary part of EVERY TEAMS work. Having a process that works to clarify the Planning Path and develop a team process for planning will ensure that results are achieved and everyone on the team does their best work. It unifies the organization and your planning process to make your team and leaders better. Planning Path: Corporate TeamBuilding Activity. Focus the group on the accumulation of shared steps for this plan.

Leadership and Work Teams

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Simon Mac Rory: If you work in an organization today as a leader you will lead a team. 90% of what we do in an organization happens through collaborative effort, making the team the most important production unit. In 2016 they termed this the ‘Rise of Teams’ and 2017 ‘The Organization of the Future – Arriving Now’. Bottom line, organizations are seeking to reconstitute themselves as a network of teams, ditching the traditional hierarchy.

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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. They don’t tell you how an individual or team arrived at the goal. Great, but how did you arrive at that goal? OK, so is the entire executive team aligned on them?” Are the goals time bound?

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