- Setting SMART Goals — A better way to track your
What is your vision of success? The image is different for each of us. For one person it's having the corner office, for another it's having a flexible schedule with plenty of time off to be with their kids. But, whatever your dream, setting SMART goals will help you make it come true.
- Are Your Career Goals Aligned With Your Values?
It's essential to figure out what you really want before you create an action plan. If you want to change careers you need to decide what is most important to you and what you can live without.
- Get More of What You Want With Goals — Creating a
plan is the first step
Start by setting a few specific long-term goals. Generalizations like "I will get into shape" or "I will increase my sales" don't work. Goals need to be specific statements of your intentions. For example, "I will lose 30 pounds in six months" or "I will increase my sales by 10 percent this year." Once you have your goals in place, you can create a plan to reach them.
- Using S.M.A.R.T Goals for a Job Search — A better way to find a new job
Are you looking for work? What is your current situation? Were you one of the thousands laid off over the last year and currently out of work? Or are you stuck in a rut thinking about a career change? Whatever your current situation setting SMART goals will help you find a new job.
- New Year, New Goals — Start your year off right by setting goals
Happy New Year! The start of a new year is the perfect time for new beginnings. If you're like me, you vowed to make a few changes in your life as you counted down to 2011. Unfortunately most of those New Year's resolutions will be forgotten by March.
- Got Goals? — Using Julie & Julia as an example of how to set SMART goals
Did you see the movie Julie & Julia? Julie Powell project is a perfect example of a SMART goal in action
- Make Sure Your Goals Include R & R — How to develop more effective short-term goals
Ever heard about the Harvard study of business school grads? The study monitored graduates of an MBA program from 1979 to 1989. Researchers found that ten years after graduation the three percent who had written goals were making 10 times as much money as the other 97 percent combined. Other studies over the years have produced similar findings: People who set goals are more successful.
- Make Something Happen — Turn your resolutions into results
Ever make a New Year's resolution? If you answered yes, you're not alone. It's one of our favorite pastimes. There's something about a brand new calendar that suggests the opportunity to start all over again.