Strategic goal setting

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Strategic goal setting

  1. 1. Strategic Goal Setting the Lynchpin in Any Business Planning Process Business PlanningStrategic Goal Settingthe Lynchpin in AnyBusiness PlanningProcess
  2. 2. Strategic Goal Setting the Lynchpin in Any Business Planning Process Business PlanningFor strategic insights on how you can develop a business plan that will get you thefunding and business support you deserve, Click here.Are you faced with strategic plans that are not executedor poorly executed? If so, maybe you have been focusingfar too much on your vision or values and not enough onthe actual process of strategic goal setting.Strategic goal setting is different than what most peoplebelieve when speaking of goal setting. The first differenceis the word strategic. From its earliest origins, strategyliterally means to out think and deceive the enemy. Forthis to happens means there must exist an overall planwhere each goal is aligned that plan.The second difference evolves from the thought processof thinking. This process of higher order thinking shouldinclude these steps:Why it is important to achieve this goal? During this step,both the gains, pluses or rewards need to be clearlyarticulated. Then the pains, minuses or consequences alsoneed to be identified. This step creates and further
  3. 3. Strategic Goal Setting the Lynchpin in Any Business Planning Process Business Planningdevelops the emotional connection between the individualand the successful achievement of the desired result.Next comes more time thinking about all the potentialobstacles keeping the goal from being achieved. Thesechallenges must be past ones that are known as well asunknown ones that may happen.Finally, it is necessary to brain storm about all thepotential solutions to overcome each obstacle. By now youare probably beginning to understand that this approach istime intensive and how this is truly the lynch pin for anybusiness. If so, you are absolutely 1000% correct.Unfortunately, many individuals involved in businessplanning including those sometimes very expensiveoutside consultants to executive coaches are truly cluelessabout the importance of strategic goal setting. The reasonis that the goals are secondary in their opinion to theoverall strategic planning process. What is more importantto these knowledgeable folks are the vision, values andmission statements as well as creating a sense ofcollaboration. And this is a serious thinking flaw.
  4. 4. Strategic Goal Setting the Lynchpin in Any Business Planning Process Business PlanningWith execution being one of the major problems facingmany businesses, this suggests the step by step processthat being goal setting is not being included within theoverall planning process. Yes the core foundationalstatements are important however if the desired resultsare not achieved then these statements have lost theirimportance. This may help to explain while many of thevision, values and mission documents become part of amindless repetition from the C-Level executives to thefrontline workers.When strategic goal setting is infused within the overallbusiness planning process, it truly becomes the lynch pinfor achieving the desired results. So if you have failed inthe past to achieve your goals, consider changing how youthink about them and you may just be surprised by theresults you receive. For strategic insights on how you can develop a business plan that will get you the funding and business support you deserve, Click here.
  5. 5. Strategic Goal Setting the Lynchpin in Any Business Planning Process Business PlanningConsidering engaging in strategic business planning? Get this absolutely free strategic planningcheck list.Executive and Sales Coach Leanne Hoagland-Smith helps you to execute your plan and achieveyour goals because the real Issue is not "Do they (you) know it?" but "Do they (you) want to doit?"Receive a special offer for Leannes sales coaching book on how to be the Red Jacket in the Seaof Gray Suits.Article Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Leanne_Hoagland-Smith

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