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Excerpt from the LEAP Module: Goal Setting for Higher Performance
Think Your Goal Through
When you are thinking about how to achieve goals, asking the following questions can help you to focus on the sub-goals that lead to their achievement:
Using this list of questions, you can break down your larger goals into smaller daily or operational goals and start tackling a little bit every day. Keep the goals you are working towards immediately, small and achievable. If a goal is too large, then it can seem that you are not making progress towards it. Additionally, keeping operational goals small and incremental gives more opportunities for reward.
Lynda Silsbee is Founder and President of the Alliance for Leadership Acceleration. She has spent more than 30 years creating and leading high performance teams. Along with the other LEAP Certified Coaches, she reports that helping managers make the LEAP to leader is one of the most fulfilling aspects of her work.