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Go Beyond Goal Setting and Stop the Ridiculous Cycle of Simply Setting Goals

Each year, about the time we turn our calendars to a New Year, we hear a lot about goal setting (even though it is sometimes disguised as information about making your New Year’s Resolutions).

And it’s a little like Groundhog Day. (You’ve seen the movie, right?) Year after year, whether we’re leaders or not, we’re tasked with the arduous process of setting our goals for the following year. And initially, we’re excited about them – it’s a new year, a clean slate. Then we review last year’s goals and realize…we’ve seen these before. And disappointment sets in.

All too often we treat the work to achieve the goals just like the rest of our work. We take the time to set the goals, and then we put those goals away, nearly forgetting them, and sit back and wait for them to be reached during the year. But we don’t really change our behavior or our calendar.

Given this, it should be no big surprise that we too often frantically work in the fourth quarter to make a valiant effort to achieve them, or we rationalize that the world has changed and that goal isn’t as important as it was. In other words, we don’t reach as many goals as we could.

And as a leader, the situation is two-fold.

You have a role in supporting others in achieving their goals and you have a responsibility for modeling, because if you want a team of goal achievers, you better be achieving goals yourself!

The bottom line is that as a leader you will be defined, at least in part, by your ability to create new and better results (Even better if we can create those results faster!) And deep down regardless of your feelings about goals and goal setting, you know the first step to making those things happen is through the power of goal setting.

Join me for 60 minutes as we go beyond goal setting. Of course, the goal is always to achieve your goals, yet too often too much time is spent on setting goals to the detriment of actually achieving them! Your responsibility as a leader is to do more than set goals, but help your team(s) reach those goals.

We’ll review the importance of having a plan – and the techniques to create one. You’ll learn productivity techniques to keep focus on the big picture while keeping people focused on their goals.

You’ll also learn:

  • Your personal beliefs and habits concerning goals and goal achievement
  • Common bad habits that affect productivity – and how to avoid them
  • 4 Ways to accelerate goal achievement.
  • 5 Steps to creating a culture of goal achievement.
  • 3 Ways to jumpstart achievement when goals are being set.
  • How to create commitment by goal sharing

Presented By:

Kevin Eikenberry
Chief Potential Officer
The Kevin Eikenberry Group

Kevin Eikenberry is a world renowned leadership expert, a two-time bestselling author, speaker, consultant, trainer, coach, leader, learner, husband and father (not necessarily in that order).

Kevin is the Chief Potential Officer of The Kevin Eikenberry Group, a leadership and learning consulting company that has been helping organizations, teams and individuals reach their potential since 1993. Kevin’s specialties include leadership, teams and teamwork, organizational culture, facilitating change, organizational learning and more.

Kevin’s philosophy in business and in life is that every person and every organization have extraordinary potential. Investments of time, energy, focus and money are required for that potential to be realized. He believes learning is an active, ongoing process, not a passive, one-time event. Learning, work and life should be fun; and, if we are doing it right, work (and learning) is play.

He has worked with Fortune 500 companies, small firms, universities, government agencies, hospitals, and more. His client list includes the American Red Cross, A & W Canada, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, John Deere, Purdue University, Sears Canada, Shell, Southwest Airlines, the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Mint, Verizon and many more.

He is the bestselling author of Remarkable Leadership: Unleashing Your Leadership Potential One Skill at a Time; Vantagepoints on Learning and Life; LeadershipTweet: 140 Bite Sized Ideas to Help You Become the Leader You Were Born to Be; and the co-author of From Bud to Boss: Secrets to a Successful Transition to Remarkable Leadership. Kevin also has been a contributor to thirteen Training and Development Sourcebooks since 1997.

Price: $175.00