Tag Archives: SMART Objectives
Do You Make These Mistakes In Your Objectives? (Part 2)

  A few weeks ago I gave three examples of typical mistakes in objectives. Here are three more.       3 more badly written objectives   Can you identify what’s wrong with them? You’ll find the answers below.   … Continue reading

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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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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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How do you measure success? – A tip for your objectives in 2014

  The sale of Royal Mail Evan Davis, presenter on the Today Program, BBC Radio 4, interviewed Michael Fallon, Minister for Business and Enterprise about the recent sale of Royal Mail. Evan was concerned about the fact that the share … 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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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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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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