The art of working with goals includes many elements. By comparing your goals to the list of goal weaknesses, below, you can significantly strengthen your goals or goals setting and thereby help to ensure goals can be more readily achievable.

You can often spot the need to improve the art of goal setting:

  • Overly ambitious goals that far exceed available resources
  • Goals set too far into the future
  • Goals that rely on some breakthrough technology that is not yet ready for market
  • Elusive, vague,  or poorly stated goals
  • Goals, that even if achieved, have little to no impact on the productivity in question
  • Incomplete goals, or incomplete work plans that generated those goals
  • Poorly documented goals or goals not even documented
  • Goals with little or no accountability and/or no time lines or time lines which are unrealistic