Leadership: 6 Tips to Achieve Your Goals

Nov 26 09:22 2008 Duncan Brodie Print This Article

As a leader you are judged on results.  So what can you do to increase your chances of achieving your goals?

Your role as a leader and your success is judged on your ability to deliver results or achieve your goals.  So what can you do to maximise the possibility of achieving your goals?

Tip 1: Be clear about them

This might appear to be stating the obvious but the reality is that leaders are sometimes vague when it comes to goals.  Clear goals on the other hand are specific and measurable.  You can say categorically whether they have been achieved or not.

Tip 2:  Take calculated risks

No one said that leading was easy.  You need to be ready and willing to take action over and over again.  Taking action requires you to take calculated risks having weighed up the benefits and drawbacks.

Tip 3: Be prepared to fail

All of the most successful leaders are willing to fail.  They would rather say that they tried rather than sit back and do nothing.  Unless you are prepared to fail,Guest Posting you will procrastinate, put things off and stay stuck where you are right now.

Tip 4:  Break them down

You might have an overall goal of increasing market share or improving cash flow by a defined point of time.  To achieve this overall goal you will need to take a number of interim steps to achieve the overall goal.  Use these interim steps to create sub-goals.

Tip 5:  Surround yourself with good people

No matter how good you are individually you have, just the same as everyone else, areas of strength and areas of weakness.  Surround yourself with people who complement what you do well and can help you to achieve the goals.

Tip 6:  Recognise your achievements

In the desire to get to the end goals, it is all too easy to lose sight of your achievements along the way. Make a point of celebrating achievements along the way.

Bottom line- Achieving goals is hugely rewarding and there are no guarantees.  So what do you need to do to achieve your goals?

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Duncan Brodie
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Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements helps professionals to develop their management and leadership capability.  He invites you to sign up for his free e-course at http://www.goalsandachievements.co.uk/resources.php

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