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Smart Goals

Your chance of success will increase when your goals are:

What exactly do you want to achieve?
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?
Do you have the capacity and support to meet this goal?
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.