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Why Goal Setting is a Waste of Time

SMART goals.  Set goals to be successful.  New Year’s Resolution’s don’t work, set goals.  You can’t make progress without goals.  Sound familiar?

You’d think that as a coach, I’d be all over this goal-setting business.  You’ve heard about goal setting all your life, haven’t you?  Parents, teachers, and self-help gurus will all tell you that you need goals.  People with goals are more successful, right?

Not entirely.  There are a couple of challenges with the way most people set goals.

Assuming Your Team is Executing Your Plan?

Most of my prospective clients answer yes to this question.  And, when I ask them “Based on what evidence?” or “How do you know?” I usually get a vague answer referring to some quarterly all-hands meeting (or worse yet, the yearly one).  Business owners and Executives:  If you aren’t keeping your vision and goals at the forefront every day, neither is your staff.  It is too easy to be caught up in the day-to-day happenings and emergencies to keep the eye on the prize that was mentioned fleetingly in a powerpoint presentation delivered months ago.

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