Chapter 2

Setting Goals as a Manager

In This Chapter

arrow Linking goals to your organization's vision

arrow Creating SMART goals

arrow Concentrating on fewer goals

arrow Publicizing your goals

arrow Following through with your employees

arrow Determining sources of power

If you created a list of the most important duties of management, “setting goals” would likely be near the top. In most companies, senior management sets the overall purpose — the vision — of the organization. Middle managers then have the job of developing goals and plans for achieving the vision senior management sets. Managers and employees work together to set goals and develop schedules for attaining them.

As a manager, you're probably immersed in goals — not only for yourself, but also for your employees, your department, and your organization. This flood of goals can cause stress and frustration as you try to balance the relative importance ...

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