Sample Goals

Goal Examples


Let’s look at some examples:

Not SMART - “Improve project management skills.”

SMART - “Take the Project Management Essentials workshop on 10-18-2010, report what was learned to my team by 11-01-2010 and apply the relevant concepts while implementing my 2010 marketing plan.”

Not SMART - "Be more receptive to coaching suggestions and feedback." 

SMART - “At my monthly progress meetings, ask for feedback on what I am doing well and what things to improve. Keep a notebook with this information, try out the suggestions and document each week what worked and what didn’t.”


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