Archive for January 31st, 2010

Crafting Goals That Work (Setting Goals – Part 3)

Research shows that certain forms of goals work better than others.  Goals that are written, phrased in concrete and measurable terms, and difficult but not impossible are much more effective than those that are unrecorded, difficult to measure, ambiguous, or phrased as merely “do-your-best” exhortation.  Let’s discuss each of these in turn.

Seven Reasons to Have Goals (Setting Goals – Part 2)

What are goals, and why are they valuable? As we’ll discover, these are fruitful questions. What Is A Goal? At its most basic, Locke and Latham define a goal as “the object or aim of an action.” (Locke & Latham, 1984). Writing about goals in the workplace, they continue, “there are many familiar concepts that […]

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