In this three-part series I hope to dive into the science behind setting goals and the impact goal setting can have on your organization.
Recently, I listened to a presentation by Dr. Don Sull, global expert on strategy and execution.
According to his website, Dr. Sull is "a Senior Lecturer in the Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management group at the MIT Sloan School of Management, where he teaches courses on Competitive Strategy and Strategy Execution in Volatile Markets”
This is an extremely important topic since ALL businesses want to execute on their strategy.
Even more importantly, every business wants to achieve results. Dr. Sull pointed out that there are over 35K books written on the topic of strategy but very few are written on how to turn strategy into results.
I'm not sure if this happens to you, but I often go through times where a clear theme emerges in my thinking. The theme of late is that of "Disciplines".
As I write this post, there are only 57 more days left to 2015! Only 57 more days.
Newton’s first law, states that a body in motion tends to stay in motion and a body at rest tends to stay at rest. Of course, Newton is talking about objects like a ball or a chair. If these things are at rest, they tend to stay at rest unless some outside force moves them.
I've thinking about goals lately. I require all our managers to submit quarterly goals. I use what's called a "business alignment template" to help facilitate the process. This template makes sure that all the goals are SMART (specific, measurable, actionable, realistic and timely). You download the template by going here.
Topics: Goal Setting