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Goals and Goal Setting: Achieving Measured Objectives

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Larrie Rouillard is founder and president of Learning and Resources Co., of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, a consulting company that specializes in serving the needs of small businesses. Larrie conducts business skills assessments, identifies areas for operational improvement, works with individuals who need specific skill development, and conducts classes on goal setting, negotiating, and strategic planning. Learning and Resources Co. also conducts export plan development seminars. Larrie is a certified Export Plan Developer.

In addition to the learning objectives, Crisp Learning has developed an assessment that covers the fundamental information presented in this book. A 25-item, multiple-choice and true-false questionnaire allows the reader to evaluate his or her comprehension of the subject matter.

Coverage includes—

  • To explain the meaning of the terms mission, goal, and objective

  • To discuss management/individual negotiations in setting goals

  • To show how to reach goals

  • To suggest ways to translate theory into practice

  • Table of Contents

    1. Goals and Goal Setting
      1. Learning Objectives For: GOALS AND GOAL SETTING
      2. About the Author
      3. Dedication
      4. Preface
        1. How to Use This Book
      5. Contents
      6. Introduction
      7. The Purpose of Goal Setting
      8. What Do All These Things Have in Common?
      9. Why Set Goals?
      10. Part 1: What Is a Goal?
        1. Chapter 1: Definition of a Goal
          1. Elements of a Goal
        2. Chapter 2: Goals Must Be Written!
          1. Identify the Goal Elements
        3. Chapter 3: Missions
          1. A Comment About Missions
        4. Chapter 4: Objectives
        5. Chapter 5: Goals and Objectives Pyramids
          1. Summary: What Is a Goal?
      11. Part 2: Who Sets Goals?
        1. Chapter 6: Who Sets Goals Is Important
        2. Chapter 7: Management’s Role
        3. Chapter 8: The Three-Step Process
          1. Discussion
          2. Compromise
          3. Agreement
        4. Chapter 9: Communication
          1. The Ownership Issue
        5. Chapter 10: Bottom-Up Goal Setting
        6. Chapter 11: Top-Down Goal Setting
        7. Chapter 12: Adopt and Adapt the Goal
      12. Part 3: How Are Goals Set?
        1. Chapter 13: A Four-Task Process
        2. Chapter 14: Identify Opportunities for Goals
          1. Needs
          2. Roles
          3. Responsibilities
          4. Goal Identification vs.Goal Development
          5. Goal Types
          6. Summary
          7. Putting Task 1 into Practice
        3. Chapter 15: Write Goal Statements
          1. S.M.A.R.T. Goals Are Specific
          2. How Specific Is the Goal?
          3. S.M.A.R.T. Goals Are Measurable
          4. Which Is a Measurable Outcome?
          5. S.M.A.R.T. Goals Are Action-Oriented
          6. Realistic or Unrealistic?
          7. The Stretch Principle
          8. S.M.A.R.T. Goals AreTime- and Resource-Constrained
          9. Identify the Specific Deadlines
          10. Summary
          11. Putting Task 2 into Practice
        4. Chapter 16: Develop Goals
          1. Classify Goals by Type
          2. Prioritize Goals Within Type
          3. Establish Standards for Performance
          4. Identify Obstacles to Goal Achievement
          5. Determine W.I.I.F.M. (What’s In It For Me?)
          6. Visualize Achieving Your Goals
          7. Summary
          8. Putting Task 3 into Practice
        5. Chapter 17: Formulate Action Plans
          1. Goal Action Form
          2. Goal Action Form
          3. Completing the Goal Action Form
          4. Obstacles Worksheet
          5. Summary
          6. Putting Task 4 into Practice
      13. Part 4: Goal Achievement
        1. Chapter 18: The Foundation and Support for Goal Achievement
          1. Implement the Plan
          2. Activity/Result Monitoring Worksheet
        2. Chapter 19: Summary
          1. What Is a Goal?
        3. Chapter 20: Answers to Exercises
          1. Identify the Goal Elements
          2. How Specific Is the Goal?
          3. Which Is a Measurable Outcome?
          4. Realistic or Unrealistic?
          5. The Stretch Principle
          6. Identify the Specific Deadlines
        4. Chapter 21: Author’s Comments
          1. Physical Obstacles
          2. Changing Objectives
          3. Conditional Obstacles
          4. Psychological Obstacles
      14. Additional Reading