Setting Goals & ObjectivesFebruary 2012 - Where Are Your Resolutions? http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/ashleyrosex/4236625510/
Business and Personal✤ Of all the functions involved in management, planning is the most important.✤ “Failing to plan is planning to fail”.✤ Be Prepared
What are we Learning?✤ Recognize the difference between goals and objectives✤ Understand the importance of setting goals and objectives✤ Describe Year End Review and Creating the New Year 3✤ State what SMART objectives are
Goals vs. Objectives The terms “goals” and “objectives” are often used interchangeably, there is a difference :✤ Goals: ✤ Objectives:✤ General ✤ Speciﬁc✤ Intangible ✤ Measurable✤ Broad ✤ Narrow✤ Abstract ✤ Concrete✤ Strategic – long-range ✤ Tactical – short-range, direction set to accomplish goals
Quiz – Goals vs. Objectives✤ Which of these are goals and which are objectives? ✤ Reduce credit card debt ✤ Improve community volunteering ✤ Complete all scheduled car maintenance before hurricane season ✤ Improve heart health
Year Planning -2012✤ Goals ✤ Finance ✤ Health ✤ Travel ✤ Career✤ Objectives http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/lululemonathletica/4207563765/in/photostream/
Year Planning -Review✤ Start in the Past✤ Last Year Objectives ✤ Completed ✤ Open - Still important?✤ Mint / budget spent http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/bneumann/3160287049/in/photostream/
Goal Planning✤ Find a safe place ✤ Food, Beverage ✤ Undisturbed ✤ Internet or Paper http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/mangpages/3219763299/in/photostream/ http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/bneumann/3160287049/in/photostream/
Specific Objectives cont’d.✤ When setting objectives that are speciﬁc, ask:✤ What am I going to do? Use action verbs such as develop, execute, conduct, build✤ Why is it important to do this? ✤ Does it meet a Goal?✤ When do I want this to be completed?
MeasurableObjectivesMeasurements for objectives help youknow when you have accomplished them.If you set an objective that is measurable,when you complete it you have tangibleevidence of completion. http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/kyleclements/5693370014/in/photostream/
Achievable Objectives✤ Achievable objectives are those that you can actually accomplish (something you can do within the time frame set)✤ Not an aspiration or vision.✤ Achievable objectives need to challenge you but not so much so as to be unattainable or to cause frustration.
RealisticObjectivesRealistic objectives are those that youhave the resources to accomplishincluding: Skills Funding EquipmentDo I need to rearrange my priorities toaccomplish? http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/bgsargent/4162008916/in/photostream/
Time-Oriented Objectives✤ Time-oriented objectives are those which have deadlines for completion. The time frames create sufﬁcient urgency and lead to action.✤ For a complex objective, break into small parts ✤ With a date. For. Completion of each.✤ Have I included this date in the statement of the objective?
How did we do?✤ Although the terms “goals” and “objectives” are often used interchangeably, there are signiﬁcant differences: ✤ Goals are general, intangible, broad, abstract, and long-range directions generally set at planning events ✤ Objectives are speciﬁc, measurable, narrow, concrete, and are short- range plans generally set to accomplish goals.
Tools✤ Mind Mapping✤ Todo - List✤ Evernote✤ Accessible http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/kalsau/4392388861/in/photostream/
Choose Your Focus ✤ Physical ✤ Emotional ✤ Mental ✤ Spiritual ✤ Financial ✤ Family ✤ Fun / Recreation / Creativityhttp://www.gtdtimes.com/2012/01/10/questions-for-completing-and-beginning-the-year/ http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/jcasabona/5374747620/sizes/m/in/photostream/