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The Manager's Pocket Guide to Leadership Skills by Jane Flaherty, Peter B. Stark

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The Goal-Setting Process

Step One: Create a Vision

Successful leaders know the practical value of the visioning process. They also know that creating a vision is the first step in goal setting. Before you begin to set a goal, you need a clear mental picture of what it is you want to achieve. This picture is your vision of success. Creating a vision is the ability to see beyond what is to the picture of what could be.

To start the visioning process, you must get in touch with your true desire. What is important to you? What matters? What do you care about? What do you really want? A vision comes from the heart. It must be truly meaningful to you.

Once you are clear on what you want, begin to form the picture. Create a mental picture of what you ...

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