Achieving SMART Goals is part of the Cutting Edge Communication Comedy Series. A powerful training series covering over 80 workplace topics every workplace needs to address. Short, sharp and funny with simple messages and skills for everyone.
Cutting Edge Communication follows several characters through a landscape of social faux pas, insult and embarrassment. This series will amaze and enter-train, covering important lessons in human interaction, motivation, leadership, service, unprofessional behavior, apologizing, negotiating, stress, difficult people among many other workplace hot button issues.
In Achieving SMART Goals, learn the SMART formula and set specific measurable goals that are relevant and achievable within a time frame.
Carol says she is successful because she constantly sets herself daily, weekly, monthly and yearly goals. She distinguishes between short-term and longer-term goals and introduces the team to the goal acronym: SMART. Sam says S is for S pecific – goals should not be vague (such as aiming to be better) – and offers WH questions: “What do I want?, Why do I want it? and What steps will I take to get there?”. Steve adds that people should also ask “Who do I need to help me get there?” and “When will this happen?” Goals also need to be M easureable and Achievable. Goals must be Relevant and achieved within a Timeframe. Carol invites the team to set themselves a SMART goal. She introduces them to PEA: Persist, Evaluate and Ask. A mentor can be instrumental in achieving goals; one should ask for help.
Key Learning Points
Be clear about your goals. It's the first step towards results.
- DON'T be vague about your goals INSTEAD: Set specific measurable goals
- DON'T tackle unrealistic goals INSTEAD: Set achievable, relevant goals
- DON'T be lazy about when INSTEAD: Commit to a timeframe
- DON'T give up easily INSTEAD: Persist and ask for help
Interactive eLearning course
This video program is also available as a short stimulating eLearning course with interactive learning modules, recap activities, inline video and quiz assessments, designed to engage learners and build skills.
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- Leaders Guide
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