Strategy V. Goals
I have many, many weaknesses, including my love for making goals. Now, I don't reach the vast majority of my goals, (probably because I make too many) but I am a goal-oriented person. I suspect a lot of you reading this are goal oriented as well.
Let's take a minute to reflect on what happens after we make a goal either personally or at work. At times, this is where the work stops..."Hey, I made the goal now I can just work toward the goal because I want it to happen."
Not an effective way to go about reaching your goal. Your goal should address a challenge you are facing personally or that your work is facing. This focuses the goal.
What you need is a strategy. Okay, that sounds simple and obvious, but let's look deeper.
If your school has a goal you must consider a few things before you create a strategy to accomplish the goal.
- What are the capabilities of you and your team?
- What are the barriers that need to be addressed?
- Who else is working on a similar problem?
Now you are ready to create a strategy. You now work the strategy, not the goal. Does this make sense to you at all? Let me know by replying to the email!