Having a vision as a CEO, makes everything easier – from goal-setting, prioritising actions and day-to-day activities to making tough decisions. To achieve that vision, it needs to be broken down into smaller, more relevant goals for team members to achieve.
The goals you set give team members an idea of what needs to be done and how hard they have to work. However, you do need to be cautious that you are not setting the goals that are too easy to achieve.
Goals that are specific yet challenging are great motivators. Combining those goals with constructive feedback sets you up to accomplish higher productivity and team performance.
On the other hand, vague goals and goals that are too easy tend to leave team members unaccomplished or disengaged.
Here are some tips to keep in mind as you set goals:
Goal-setting for the year is something many people like the idea of, but few people do! Doing this at the end of – or the beginning of – the year is a great time to refocus the mind and think about what would make a successful year ahead.
Remember that it is vital to settle on a goal with the right level of difficulty. Overly complicated or excessively challenging tasks can lead to team members becoming frustrated. Consult with your team members and ask for honest opinions.
Karl Grech coaches his clients to enhance how they connect, influence, and inspire others. Karl is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF). He can be reached at email@example.com or visit www.karlgrech.com to learn more.
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