Charting Your Goals

As an example, let’s say your long-term career goal is to become a general manager of a division in your company, and your short-term goal is to move into a higher-level position with global authority within the next two years. Remember, a short-term goal is a stepping-stone to a longterm goal. With that in mind, what do you need to do this year to support your short-term goal and help close the gap?

In thinking this over, you might realize that you need to develop more knowledge of the international market and acquire experience that will help you succeed in a position that has global responsibility. But as a goal, that is somewhat vague. How would you measure success? One measurement might be to get yourself on a cross-functional ...

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