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How Successful Leaders Set Goals to Finish the Year Strong [Video]

By Patrick Thean

    Tue, Nov 6, 2018 @ 11:00 AM Annual & Quarterly Planning, Strategy Execution

    How Successful Leaders Set Goals to Finish the Year Strong

    It’s time to plan your fourth quarter and finish the year strong! One of the reasons plans fail is due to poorly defined goals and priorities. Most people think that they have finished their plan when they have had good discussions during quarterly planning sessions and come up with their top 5 priorities for the quarter. “Hey, we are all aligned and ready for the quarter!” Not so fast. You need to make sure that your goals and priorities are well defined and SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Time bound).

    At a recent planning session, I shared that there are 3 tools to help you plan strong and execution-ready goals:

    1. Write the goal so it is clear and specific.
    2. Provide a real deadline. Put real thought into the best deadline instead of just assuming it will be done by the end of the quarter
    3. Always write Red-Yellow-Green success criteria.

    This 4 minute Rhythm video will help you to set the correct Red-Yellow-Green success criteria and get your goals execution-ready!


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