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Goals and Goal Setting: Achieving Measured Objectives by Larrie Rouillard

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Summary
What Is a Goal?
A goal is a specific and measurable accomplishment to be achieved within time
and cost constraints. Goals are written statements of intent and results to be
achieved. These statements contain:
Action verbs
Measurable outcomes
Specific dates for accomplishment
Cost and resource constraints
Mission statements define your cause and provide direction for goals.
Objectives are tactics used to achieve goals. They must be complementary to the
goal and the mission.
Why Set Goals?
Well-defined goals enable people to choose, design, and implement their life and
work objectives to achieve a mission or life purpose.
Goals will:
Establish direction
Identify results
Improve teamwork
Heighten performance
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Goals and Goal Setting
Who Sets Goals?

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