We know all about SMART Goals and the benefits to a team of goal setting. But how do you talk to your team about goals? how do you evaluate progress and keep the plan relevant? The simple rule of thumb is to start with the end in mind.
This doesn’t mean leaders should grandstand their vision every chance they get, quite the opposite; try to button it more often! Instead of visionary declarations ask provocative questions like how does this help us achieve our goal? or what do you need from me to move this on?
Keeping on song doesn’t mean you have to keep singing.