Posts Tagged "goal"

Everyone Hates Setting Goals. Here’s How Google Makes It Easier for Its Employees

Posted on February 12th, 2018 by The Learning Factor

It’s that time of year–leaders everywhere are charging employees with the task of establishing goals for 2018. If you’ve never been through a structured process, this exercise can be daunting, and frankly, feel like a big waste of time. I can assure you, it’s not. 


Setting goals is critical. Goals provide direction, help you focus, prioritize your time and energy, and ensure that you can objectively prove you’ve advanced the company’s agenda.


But just any goal won’t do. Research shows that goals are not only important but also that the level of specificity and difficulty matters. Goals that are both clear and challenging drive higher levels of performance.


To set their teams up for success, many organizations use SMART goals. Google leaders use something a little different–“Objectives and Key Results” (OKRs). On Google’s re:Work site, a resource that shares the company’s perspective on people operations, Google explains the concept.

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If a goal doesn’t challenge you, then it won’t change you.

How to Really Accomplish Your Goals in 2018

Posted on January 8th, 2018 by The Learning Factor

It’s that time of year when many of us get motivated to make ourselves better—healthier, wealthier, wiser, or just different—in the new year. Roughly six in 10 of us make New Year’s resolutions, according to a 2016 Harris poll.


But following through on those goals isn’t easy. Roughly half of those who are earnestly vowing to make improvements in 2018 are likely dusting off the same list they had last year. So if you want to actually accomplish those goals—or at least make a dent in them—by this time next year, use these five approaches.

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If your resolution list looks the same as last year’s, try these new approaches.

How To Handle Pressure Like An Olympian – Forbes

Posted on August 12th, 2016 by The Learning Factor

With the Olympics underway, elite athletes across the world are in an arena that they have likely dreamed about for a lifetime. Imagine the pressure of knowing that your shot comes once every four years. Most will get only one chance to achieve their goals. One opportunity to demonstrate what they have been training for their entire lives. This is enough pressure to cripple most normal people. The highly successful have learned to manage this pressure by refocusing their mind onto what is effective, rather than what is debilitating.


By learning to approach goals like the highly successful, you can achieve much more success with much less stress and anxiety.

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Imagine the pressure of knowing that your shot comes once every four years.

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