Hopefully you have business goals, and you’ve written them down rather than carrying them round in your head. If they’re SMART goals that’s even better. When you write performance-related goals for your team, are they tied to your business goals?Read more →
Goals should not be set in stone and you should update goals whenever required. If something changes that impacts a goal, don’t forget to update the goal to make sure it is still relevant. Periodically check that all the goals your team are working towards are the right ones to help move your business forwards. If they need updating, then update them. If they are no longer relevant at all, drop them and write new relevant SMART goals. Blindly working towards a goal that is not relevant to the team member or the business is not helpful to anyone.Read more →
Review time! Many of us started the year well by setting some – hopefully SMART – goals. Hopefully you, like me, are now well on your way to achieving those goals.
Now we’re a few months into the year it’s a great time to review those goals (if you haven’t already) to see how we’re doing. Are we on track? Do we need to make adjustments to get back on track or to stay on track? Or are we doing well? If we’re doing well we should give ourselves a pat on the back and resolve to keep up the good work for the rest of the year. Read more →
Now is the time of year when many of us set goals. As a business owner, hopefully you have goals set for your business. Goals that align with your business plan and your longer term strategy. Do you also have goals in place for your team? Why should you do that? Is it really necessary? Isn’t it just one more thing to do? My answer to you is a couple of questions. Are you paying your team to do a job that will help your company be successful? Are your team doing their jobs to at least the minimum requirements that will help make your company successful?Read more →
The photo accompanying this article shows Jenson Button driving his Formula 1 car in a race in 2010. I’m sure Jenson and his team had a series of SMART goals that lead them to all that they achieved over the years. This article examines 2 articles about SMART goals. First I’ll summarize the linked articles and I’ll share some thoughts about what these authors are saying. Today’s topic is SMART Goals – which as some of you who’ve read earlier articles of mine, and who receive updates about my personal cycling goals (contact me if you want to be included) will know I’m passionate about.Read more →
It’s midyear review time! We’re half the way through the year, which is an excellent time to take stock of how we’re doing. Hopefully we all started the year with some SMART goals. You should now be well on your way to achieving those goals. If you’re not, you still have half a year left to get yourself back on track.
Now is the time to do a midyear review. If you’re doing well, give yourself a pat on the back. Take the time to congratulate yourself and feel good about what you’ve achieved so far. Are the goals for the rest of the year still relevant? Adjust them or create new ones if required.Read more →
It’s that time of year again – gym memberships have peaked and we all have our New Year’s Resolutions.
The New Year is the time when many of us set our goals. These may be our work goals for the coming year set by, or with, our managers, but they’re also often goals set in the New Year for our personal lives (all those gym memberships and busy gyms in January!). So as we get into goal setting season, here are some things to consider.
Your goals need to motivate you. Make sure they stretch you and give you something new or better to aim for. This will give you a real sense of achievement when you meet the goal.
They also need to actually be achievable; an unachievable goal (a stretch too far)Read more →