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How to Achieve More With My Goal Setting Tips

The Business Mechanic Podcast with Vaughn Sigmon

Release Date: 01/15/2023

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Results Driven Managers who want results meet with their employees to talk about long-term goals. They do this at least once a year. They also have quarterly meetings to discuss progress toward the goals.

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I think it would be better if we had this meeting at a different location. If that's not possible, we need to make sure that there are no interruptions for the 4 hours of the meeting.

During the meeting, managers and their team members should talk about what is happening with the business and what could be improved. They should also set new business goals, with their team’s help. You do not need to spend a lot of money on an offsite. But it is important to have focused time with no interruptions from your everyday duties.

You need to focus on goals that will have a big impact. In this program, I want to share the steps you should follow to achieve these goals. Your team meeting should be about how your team can help achieve the company's goals.

This group planning session is all about how your team will achieve their part of driving the results within their responsibilities. Annual Goal-Setting Meeting Many managers make goals without help from the people who will do the work. This is not a good idea.

When you work with your team to decide the goals and how to achieve them, you are much more likely to reach them. Why is this? The people you are talking to have a say in the action plan, so they will probably agree with the activities. Also, when they help make the action plan, it takes some of the pressure off of you. This is because it is their plan, not just your plan.

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 You need to focus on goals that will have a big impact. In this program, I want to share the steps you should follow to achieve these goals. Many managers make goals without help from the people who will do the work.

This is not a good idea. Many organizations that are not doing well do not take the time to figure out their most important goals and how best to achieve them. They create goals and start taking action without thinking things through first.

The first Goal should focus on the most important Critical Success Factor. When creating Goals, also think about the SWOT factors from your SWOT statement. Limit the Number of Goals A mistake that people often make is choosing too many goals.

Remember that each goal for the organization will need its own plan. Working on more than one or two goals at the same time is hard. Even if an organization can handle five goals, it is best to start with one or two and then add more later. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Person Responsible with Clear Timelines

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