Shoot for the Moon

  • To say you want to run a marathon is a start.  But in January, to say that you will complete the October, 2017 Chicago Marathon in less than 5 hours?  That’s a SMART goal:  Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timebound.  In my experience, unless a goal is SMART, it’s more of a hope — or maybe a resolution.
  • Do you work goals align with your personal values and goals?  I’ve revisited Stephen Covey’s classic and decidedly self-help-y 7 Habits of Highly Effective People again and again since the 90s.  Recommend.
  • Another workplace challenge I see frequently:  when there’s no common understanding of someone’s goals. Are you sure that you and your manager agree on your goals?  Use your 1:1s to be sure you’re in alignment.


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from Issue #13, January 21/22, 2018 of How to Have a Job

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