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๐‘พ๐’‰๐’š ๐‘ฎ๐’๐’‚๐’๐’” ๐‘ด๐’‚๐’•๐’•๐’†๐’“?

Imagine scaling a mountain. You wouldn’t just set off without a map, right? Businesses need maps too, and that’s where goals come in. They’re like your climbing trail, taking you from the big picture dream to the small steps you need to take each day. Without goals, how do you know if you’re winning? Goals provide a yardstick for measuring progress and identifying areas for improvement. Regularly checking your progress keeps you on track and allows for course correction if needed.

Having year-end and 90 days goals is key.ย In business itโ€™s critical to have that map and mark your progress against it.

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ย  ย  ย ๐’๐ž๐ญ ๐’๐Œ๐€๐‘๐“ ๐†๐จ๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ: Remember this acronym? Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound. This framework provides a clear roadmap for success and prevents goals from being too vague or unrealistic.

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**(๐‘น๐’†๐’‚๐’… ๐’Ž๐’š ๐’๐’‚๐’”๐’• ๐’˜๐’†๐’†๐’Œ’๐’” ๐’‘๐’๐’”๐’• ๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’–๐’• โ€œThe Overused Acronym – Why SMART Goals Aren’t Always Getting Us Thereโ€)

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ย ย ย ย ย ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐ง๐ข๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐„๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฒ: Transparent communication is key to ensuring that everyone understands the company’s vision and their role in achieving it. Break down your overall vision into smaller, departmental, and individual goals. This creates a ladder of objectives, ensuring everyone is working towards the same summit.

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ย ย ย ย ย ๐„๐ฆ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ ๐„๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฒ๐ž๐ž๐ฌ: Encourage leaders and employees to take ownership of their goals and provide them with the resources and support they need to succeed. Empowered leaders and teams are more likely to innovate, collaborate, and drive meaningful results.

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ย ย ย ย ย ๐‚๐ก๐ž๐œ๐ค-๐ข๐ง ๐…๐ซ๐ž๐ช๐ฎ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฅ๐ฒ: Weekly check-in with the leader of employee to ensure they are on track in completing your goals.ย And, if off track dig deep to determine the root cause of why and offer assistance to get back on track.

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ย ย ย ย ย ๐‚๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐›๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐Œ๐ข๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ง๐ž๐ฌ: Acknowledge and celebrate progress towards achieving goals, whether it’s reaching a sales target, launching a new product, or improving operational efficiency. Recognizing achievements boosts morale and reinforces the importance of goal-setting.

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Goal-setting is not just a management tool; it’s a fundamental driver of business success. By aligning your company’s vision with actionable objectives and quarterly goals, you can empower your teams, foster innovation, and achieve sustainable growth in today’s dynamic business environment. Embrace the power of goal setting, and watch your organization thrive.

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If you’re interested in further discussing business strategy and goal setting, feel free to connect with me at MSipolt@Blindsidesbc.com

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