Tag Archives: Objectives
Do You Make These Mistakes In Your Objectives?

  Setting SMART objectives and SMART targets can be difficult. Here are some easy tips to help you out in writing your objectives and making them SMART.       3 badly written objectives   Can you identify what’s wrong … 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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3 ways to inspire your people

  An easy way to inspire you people is to see what others do that works and then copy it. Here’s an example that you might like to copy.   Recently I attended the Annual Leadership Conference of our client, … Continue reading

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Standards of behaviour

    How do you set standards of behaviour? Many organizations quote their values and say how important they are, but how many times have you heard companies swear that people are their greatest asset before making many of them … Continue reading

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Objectives or tasks?

    I quite often get asked questions about objectives by people who come along to our website. Here’s one that crops up a lot:How do you differentiate between tasks and objectives?       Some people call small objectives … Continue reading

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Why objectives should be written in the positive

  It’s all very well making your objectives SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound) but that misses one other key aspect of objectives and that is that they need to be written in the positive.   When you are … Continue reading

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