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Setting SMART Goals Whilst Coaching

Writing goals can be a daunting task if done without a particular format or process. After you have your pre-coaching meeting with your employee, you are ready to meet again with your employee and write a clear goal, starting the GROW process. Having a clear format and goal development process will enable you to build […]

Setting Goals in Coaching

Without a goal, your chances of successfully coaching your employee to better performance are low. Defining specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-driven goals will plot a marker in the horizon that acts as your beacon. Without it, you are navigating blindly, causing frustration for both you and your employee, because you never seem to make […]

Obstacles to our Goals

“If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” Frank A. Clark Obstacles are encountered every day of our lives, but what we do and how we react to these events will determine the outcome of such events. Our reactions to these obstacles will determine if the situation becomes a […]

Setting SMART Objectives – Goal Setting

Nothing happens until we plan, and good plans have goals and objectives. By setting goals and objectives correctly, you provide the necessary support to aid their achievement. Before we dive into how to go about setting SMART objectives, it’s important to understand that there is a world of difference between goals and objectives. Goals relate to our aspirations, purpose […]

Improving Motivation – Goal Setting

“Motivation gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” Jim Ryun Goals can be inspiring, but that inspiration can fade in the reality of everyday life. In order to achieve your goals, it is important that you find ways to motivate yourself. You cannot constantly rely on external motivation. Implementing different methods of motivation […]

Goal setting

“People with goals succeed because they know where they are going.” Earl Nightingale As we are halfway through January already, and that’s when they say most people give up their goals, be they personal or business, in the next series of blogs we are going to look at goal setting. Goal setting is different from […]

Goal Setting and Getting Things Done

Remove Distractions Office clutter: Clean up your space at the end of each day, both at home and in the office. This will help to keep you focused, and you will not be tempted to clean during a project. Email notification: Establish specific times to check email. Automatic notifications are distracting and cut into the […]

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