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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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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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Are your objectives and targets secret?

  I’m always surprised when people keep their objectives secret. Well, surprised, worried and sometimes suspicious.     I’ve worked in many companies and organisations over the years, helping them to set their objectives and running workshops on how to … Continue reading

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Should a Pope Resign?

    I was very interested to learn that the pope had resigned this week. It’s 600 years since a pope did this. But is Pope Benedict XVI really the first pope who should have resigned in 600 years?   … Continue reading

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Tips for keeping your New Year’s Resolutions

  Did you keep your New Year’s Resolutions?   It’s the New Year. Time to take the decorations down and  check if you kept your New Year’s Resolutions from last year.     Did you keep your New Year’s Resolutions? … Continue reading

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What differentiates quantitative and qualitative objectives?

  Here is a question from a Grapevine reader.   I have a question that I feel sure you can help me with and which has troubled me on and off for years. Sometimes I feel that I have squared … Continue reading

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Where do objectives come from?

So often I get emails from people like this one: “I have to get my objectives written by tomorrow morning. I work as a __________. What should I put?” In my view, any manager who puts one of their people … Continue reading

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Stretch Objectives

Here’s a question from a Grapevine reader. We always say that goals should be stretched and we provide employees and managers with a checklist that they can use to help them verify whether or not they are.   However, there … Continue reading

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