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Goal Setting

Goal Setting Information: achieve your personal and business goals

Welcome to our goal setting information to help you make happier work and life choices.

Achieve personal and business goals … be SMART and SHARP

Goal setting information

The Happy Manager contains a growing collection of pages to help you plan, set and achieve your personal and business goals. This section contains some excellent goal setting resources – from thought-provoking articles to practical tips and tools (see below).

For your convenience we have also brought together a range of goal setting activities in our comprehensive GOAL SETTING information resource to help.

Our Goal Setting bundle has some of our most interesting guides included in the series with original models, thought provoking ideas and packed with tip and tools many of which you won’t find elsewhere. What’s more the complete series is available for half price, which is a great offer. Why not take a look at what the series has to offer before scrolling down to read any further? You’ll find a great introduction to the Goal Setting bundle in our article: Goal Setting Activities for SMART Goals and SHARP Action.

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Goal Setting activities bundle

Below are our free resources, why not start with the featured articles then perhaps ask yourself some crucial goal setting questions. You’ll find a wide range of goal setting tips, questions, plans, activities, quotes, and lessons. These will help you to think about the goals you really want to achieve.

Whether modest or ambitious, at work or at home, the importance of goal setting is inestimable. What better way to express this value, than in the wisdom of these two quotes:

“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes.” Andrew Carnegie

“The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstance they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.”
George Bernard Shaw.


Improving Management Skills

…by Getting the Right Things Done. Would you characterise your actions as sharp or blunt? “Improving Management Skills” is the sixth article in our series on improving motivation... read more

Elementary Goal Setting – Make It Up and Make It Happen!

This elementary goal setting tip is based on David Allen’s approach to getting things done (GTD). Allen refers to “Make It Up and Make It Happen,” his problem... read more

Goal Setting Facts Need Faith

When we think of goal setting facts we tend to think of systematic approaches to planning. Accepted goal setting techniques may include the need to analyse, choose, justify,... read more
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Tips & Tools

What are SMART Objectives – and how do you set them?

SMART objectives are those which use a well-known acronym to help us succeed in achieving... read more

Work Life Effectiveness – Work to Your Strengths

What’s the best way to develop your work life effectiveness? Well, perhaps it’s to apply... read more

Goal Setting Quotes

Here’s a selection of goal setting quotes which express the value and wisdom of setting... read more

Team Goal Setting

Defining meaningful results Team goal setting enables a team to clarify what constitutes meaningful results... read more

8 Goal Setting Questions

Achieving Goals That Really Matter Here are 8 goal setting questions to help you: Discover... read more

8 Benefits of Goal Setting

What are the benefits of goal setting? Well, perhaps you are someone who already carefully... read more
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