Objectives – The Blog

You need to have more meetings

  Here’s an interesting thought – do you need to have more meetings? Usually people on my workshops complain they have too many meetings. In fact during more than 20 years of running workshops and courses on Time Management and … Continue reading


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A chance to test my Emotional Intelligence

  You may recall that my lovely old Beetle car died about a year ago.   In December I ordered my new Beetle, exactly to my specifications. It finally arrived on 6th May. (As an aside, it’s very sad to … Continue reading


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Doing your objectives the easy way

  I was working with a client recently who had made huge efforts to get his objectives right. He’d clearly spent hours working on them. I’ve seen this many times before.       Clients often send me through a … Continue reading


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Why you need to know what people’s values are

  Do you know the difference between objectives, values and behaviours? It’s a very important distinction.   ◦    Objectives are what you need to achieve◦    Behaviours are how you do it◦    Values are why you do it that way      Values tell you how people … Continue reading


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Why badly given feedback is worse than no feedback

  When you give feedback in the right way, you improve intelligence. When you do it badly, you do the reverse.    (Of course, it is much easier to give feedback if there were smart objectives or smart targets in … Continue reading


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SMART objectives, SMART goals and SMART targets – A Controversial View

  Are your objectives and goals SMART? Is that what you should be worrying about? Objectives can be SMART without being right. Before I go through a definition of SMART, here’s a typical example of the problem.  Alan emailed me … Continue reading


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What’s a Handbag got to do with Objectives?

  Here’s a story of how an employee’s bad (non SMART) objectives led to me losing a very nice handbag.   It’s a story of the consequences of badly-written objectives for your customers and for you.   Many years ago … Continue reading


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Get your 2014 objectives right

    Getting your objectives right is a great way to start off a new year.     People often have good intentions when they set objectives, but then fall into some of the easy traps that make objectives useless … Continue reading


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