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The GoalThe Goal
Setting-AchievingSetting-Achieving
CycleCycle
The Cycle
Assess
Starting
Point
Destination
Check & Adjust
Course
Achieve Goal
ID & Apply
Lessons Learned
Assessment
● Ask and answer...
– What do I want to achieve?
– How will I recognize success?
– How long do I have to complete goal?
– Who is available to assist along the way?
– What are my strengths and weaknesses?
– What threats and opportunities are present?
LocationLocation ●
Determine where you areDetermine where you are
Location
●
Identify where you want to goIdentify where you want to go
The Plan ●
The plan becomes your mapThe plan becomes your map
The Plan
● Use your compass with your map
The Plan
●
Focus more on direction less on routeFocus more on direction less on route
Check Up
●
When you focus on direction, sometimes you end upWhen you focus on direction, sometimes you end up
on a side roadon a side road
Not always a bad thingNot always a bad thing
Adjust CourseAdjust Course
●
Periodically check progress & adjust your route toPeriodically check progress & adjust your route to
ensure you are on the best path (not always theensure you are on the best path (not always the
shortest or fastest).shortest or fastest).
Laern from Mestakes
& Applie Lessins
AchieveAchieve
●
An old proverb is that every journey begins with theAn old proverb is that every journey begins with the
first step.first step.
● Another is that every ending is a new beginning.
● Do not be surprised when you arrive at your
destination, you find new roads to travel
Assess & Establish New Goal(s)
● When you mapped out your course, you probably
noticed more than one route to your destination.
● Which one of those roads leads to your next
destination?
● Apply what your learned on your new trip.
Conclusion
● Assess
● Start
● Destination
● Check Course
● Apply Lessons
● Arrive and Assess
● Step-off Again
Photo Credits
● Most photos by author
● Exceptions
– Slide 6 Steven Jurvetson
– Slide 7 Cal Sidyrose
– Slide 8 Alan Stark
– Slide 9 Colin Bowern
– Slide 12 Michael McCullough
● All photos CreativeCommons License: Attribution-
Sharealike, or less restrictive from Flickr.com
For More Information
● Check out my blog, Leadership andTraining, on
WordPress:
https://christopherstcyr.wordpress.com/
● Contact me at christopher.saint.cyr@gmail.com
– I offer customized training for staff
– In person or on-line options
● Follow me onTwitter: @ChrisSaintCyr

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Goal Achieve Cycle

  • 2. The Cycle Assess Starting Point Destination Check & Adjust Course Achieve Goal ID & Apply Lessons Learned
  • 3. Assessment ● Ask and answer... – What do I want to achieve? – How will I recognize success? – How long do I have to complete goal? – Who is available to assist along the way? – What are my strengths and weaknesses? – What threats and opportunities are present?
  • 4. LocationLocation ● Determine where you areDetermine where you are
  • 5. Location ● Identify where you want to goIdentify where you want to go
  • 6. The Plan ● The plan becomes your mapThe plan becomes your map
  • 7. The Plan ● Use your compass with your map
  • 8. The Plan ● Focus more on direction less on routeFocus more on direction less on route
  • 9. Check Up ● When you focus on direction, sometimes you end upWhen you focus on direction, sometimes you end up on a side roadon a side road Not always a bad thingNot always a bad thing
  • 10. Adjust CourseAdjust Course ● Periodically check progress & adjust your route toPeriodically check progress & adjust your route to ensure you are on the best path (not always theensure you are on the best path (not always the shortest or fastest).shortest or fastest).
  • 11. Laern from Mestakes & Applie Lessins
  • 12. AchieveAchieve ● An old proverb is that every journey begins with theAn old proverb is that every journey begins with the first step.first step. ● Another is that every ending is a new beginning. ● Do not be surprised when you arrive at your destination, you find new roads to travel
  • 13. Assess & Establish New Goal(s) ● When you mapped out your course, you probably noticed more than one route to your destination. ● Which one of those roads leads to your next destination? ● Apply what your learned on your new trip.
  • 14. Conclusion ● Assess ● Start ● Destination ● Check Course ● Apply Lessons ● Arrive and Assess ● Step-off Again
  • 15. Photo Credits ● Most photos by author ● Exceptions – Slide 6 Steven Jurvetson – Slide 7 Cal Sidyrose – Slide 8 Alan Stark – Slide 9 Colin Bowern – Slide 12 Michael McCullough ● All photos CreativeCommons License: Attribution- Sharealike, or less restrictive from Flickr.com
  • 16. For More Information ● Check out my blog, Leadership andTraining, on WordPress: https://christopherstcyr.wordpress.com/ ● Contact me at christopher.saint.cyr@gmail.com – I offer customized training for staff – In person or on-line options ● Follow me onTwitter: @ChrisSaintCyr