Setting goals is part of the general process of planning for the future. It is the link between broad intention and tangible actionable tasks to achieve that intent. However goals themselves do not provide motivation unless active steps are taken to achieve them.
This assessment addresses seven areas that are suggested to be the main factors constituting effective goal setting efforts:
1. Vision clarity
2. Direction and target setting
3. Planning and organizing
4. Measurement and milestones
5. Communication and engagement
6. Motivation and commitment
7. Results focus
Each category contains 12 statements scored on a five point scale ranging from Almost Never to Almost Always in order to get an aggregate score which is then plotted on a histogram. This method visually shows areas of potential improvement so that efforts to improve goal setting skills can be concentrated. Interpretive notes are provided for each category as well as notes on the impact that your goal setting skills have on others and the organization. A Personal Action Plan is provided in the back of the booklet to help you commit to the improvement process.
Although primarily intended as a self-assessment the questions have been worded so this tool can also be used for 180 or 360-degree feedback (by purchasing extra copies of this booklet – one for each respondent).
To enhance the insights gained from this Profile and help with the development of the Personal Action Plan we have developed the 12 Page Skill Builder Booklet