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Is Performance Management Killing Performance?

“Goals without a vision are just a task list.”  ~ Ken Abrams, Top Coach Consulting

We set goals to take us somewhere greater, and without that strategic plan, we’re just chasing after to do’s on the road to nowhere.

Photo by Terry Shuck

Photo by Terry Shuck

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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