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What is Effective Goal Setting?

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This eBook puts in plain words how to use the theory of goal setting to set practical and motivational targets for you and your team members.
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Description
Preface
Content

This eBook explains the most popular and proven strategies you can use to set motivational goals for you and your team. You select the strategy that best suits your circumstances and is most persuasive ensuring the individual’s buy-in.

It helps you turn aspirations into goal statements. It explains the importance of prioritizing your goals so that you work effectively, focusing your time and effort on your most important goals. This ebook also helps you to recognize situations where it is inappropriate to use traditional goal setting.

This eBook will teach you proven strategies for setting goals that will inspire you and your team to make things happen in your organization. It explains how to use the theory of goal setting to set practical targets for you and your team members.

You will learn:

  • The theories that underpin goal setting and motivation.
  • The two most popular goal setting methods, 4CF and SMART.
  • How to turn aspirations into clear ‘goal statements.’
  • The key to persuading team members to buy into the goals you set.
  • How to recognize situations where traditional goal setting won’t work.
  1. Introduction
  2. Why it is Important to have Goals
  3. Goal Setting Theory
  4. Method 1 – 4C F
    1. Clarity
    2. Challenge
    3. Complexity
    4. Commitment
    5. Feedback
  5. Method 2 – SMART
    1. Specific
    2. Measurable
    3. Attainable or Achievable
    4. Relevant
    5. Time Bound
    6. SMART Summary
  6. Method 3 – Backwards Goal Setting
  7. Prioritizing Your Personal Goals
  8. References
About the Author

Paul Newton

Paul Newton has worked in IT and Project management for over 30 years and has also developed several internet based enterprises. He was a co-founder and director of ITT Ltd where he was responsible for the development and marketing of software-based management training tools. Clients included Microsoft, IBM, Pfizer, Sun Microsystems, UK National Health, Ministry of Defence, Barclays and many other internationally known organisations.

Prior to that, he worked as an IT consultant specialising in developing IBM mainframe software for many of the company's clients including: Rockwell, Severn Trent Water, SWEB, SWALEC, and Eagle Star Insurance.

He also owns www.psychometric-success.com, a leading provider of practice aptitude tests. This website helps over a million people per year to pass job selection tests including: numerical, verbal, abstract, spatial and mechanical reasoning tests. It has 16 free practice tests available to download - visit www.psychometric-success.com.

You can contact him at paul@free-management-ebooks.com, paul@psychometric-success.com or via his personal blog www.pcnewton.com.