Your chance of success will increase when your goals are:

Specific:
What exactly do you want to achieve?

Measureable:
How will you know when you’ve completed the goal?

Agreed Upon:
Do your colleagues and leader or friends and family agree with  your goal?

Realistic:
Do you have the capacity and support to meet this goal?

Timed:
When will you begin and when will you finish?

Ask yourself the following questions about every goal:

  • What is it that I want?
  • What is it about this goal that gives me energy?
  • What is my motivation?
  • What are the obstacles I can identify?
  • What actions will I take to overcome obstacles?
  • When will I accomplish this goal?

The answers to these questions will provide the content for the goals section of your Employee Development Plan.