Do you need to learn how to set goals--fast? Has your manager asked you if your goals are SMART? If you want to measure and evaluate your progress and make an impact, you are in the right place!
Setting goals seems like it should be one of the easier things to do at work. You are good at your job, so writing down thoughts on what you will tackle in the next 3-6 months should come naturally, right? Too often we set goals that are vague, undefined ideas about what we want to accomplish at work. Without concrete steps to achieve those goals, and without setting measurable metrics, it can be impossible to know if you’ve reached them.
In this course, you will:
Explore why goal setting is important and why it’s worth your time
Bust myths about goal setting
Figure out what MBO, OKR, BHAG, and SMART stand for--and why everyone talks about them
Discover the fundamentals of goal setting
Master the SMART goal setting framework
Identify your current top 3-5 goals at work and make them SMART
Create a realistic plan to meet your newly set goals
Using a combination of worksheets, downloadable PDFs, checklists, and other resources to help you through this process, by the end of this course, you’ll have a manageable list of goals and steps to take to reach them.
As an executive coach, I work with executives and their teams to better understand what they are responsible for and how to hold each other accountable. I’ve seen first hand the destruction that can be wrought when goals are not concrete, not written down or discussed so that everyone is on the same page and working toward the same objectives. Teams need commonly shared information about what to do, who is taking on each step, and when each step needs to be completed. Setting goals, and motivating others to accomplish them, is not an innate skill. It’s one that can be developed, and in this course, that’s exactly what we’re going to do.
Without the ability to set real, actionable goals for yourself and how to measure them and judge whether or not you’re reaching them, you’ll fall short every time. Don’t allow that to happen.
So, if you’re ready to work out exactly how to get from where you are now to where you want to be at work, then sign up for this course and let’s get started!
CPE (Continuing Professional Education)
Define what a goal is.
Describe characteristics of goals.
Recognize the elements of a SMART goal and the benefits of using SMART goals.
Determine the benefits and drawbacks of stretch goals.
List reasons why goals may not work.
Explain the importance of communicating your goals.
Describe the key components of a goal setting action plan.
State what subgoals are and why they are helpful.
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