Another list from my project management fundamentals course, day one, outlines the SMART approach to setting clear goals:
S – SPECIFIC
M – MEASURABLE
A – AGREED-UPON
R – REALISTIC
T – TIME-FRAMED
Looks like this meme is pretty common in the project management world. I doubt I can add much to it that you couldn’t google yourself. I did like the instructor’s definition of realistic: gently challenging.
These lists are really starting to remind me of the infamous Alec Baldwin “Always Be Closing” speech from Glengarry Glen Ross (it’s 7 minutes and filled with F-bombs, but well worth it)…