The most important part of professional development is writing the goals. We can talk about it, we can get excited about attending a great class or program, but in the end what we do with what we have learned is the ROI! Sure it takes support, maybe some coaching, but it has to start with defining a target we can focus on. The goals and action plan are critical.
I was leading a book study with a group of entrepreneurial leaders, and as usual one of the conversations we had inspired me. Also, as usual I had about 15 minutes to share some tips I have learned around writing goals and it was not enough. So I wrote an article on LinkedIn titled Leaders – Write Better Goals for Yourself: 3 Critical Mistakes And How to Fix Them. If you are at or near evaluation time for yourself or delivering evaluations for others, take a look. My goal, as always, is to equip leaders with the tools they need to have more impactful conversations around growth and development.
Could you share it with your LinkedIn community? Thanks for the help in starting a conversation around this.
Also – Here is a worksheet I use with clients to help them write better goals as they go through their own evaluation/development