Setting and Scoring Your Goals: Goals Are Stated Ambitions; and All Leaders Know They Must Set Them and Follow Them Up till They Are Accomplished. for, Failure to Set Goals Reduces Leadership to Management by Chance and Hunches-A Sure Recipe for Corporate Disaster
Kumuyi, William F., Dr, New African
Leaders are familiar with goals. They are driven by them. Their change efforts are bent towards accomplishing them. Goals make leadership tick. Periodically, leaders sit down; think hard, size up the future to design goals that will help ensure realisation of the bottom line and fulfilment of the organisation's mission. Goals are stated ambitions; and all leaders know they must set them and follow them up till they are accomplished. For, failure to set goals reduces leadership to management by chance and hunches--a sure recipe for corporate disaster.
Profits of goal setting
The benefits of goal setting are numerous; but I will outline a few here.
* Definition: Goals help define an organisation's mission and concretise its vision drive. Your organisation's social architecture is partly defined and described by the goals you set and pursue. Your leadership too is rated and characterised according to the goals you accomplish. Simply, people know your organisation's mission and rate what you're doing at the helm by the visions (goals) you pursue. Thus, with neither goals nor vision, your leadership and organisation are essentially without identity.
* Direction: As products of visioning, goals help provide direction for an organisation. The over-arching purpose of leadership is …
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Publication information: Article title: Setting and Scoring Your Goals: Goals Are Stated Ambitions; and All Leaders Know They Must Set Them and Follow Them Up till They Are Accomplished. for, Failure to Set Goals Reduces Leadership to Management by Chance and Hunches-A Sure Recipe for Corporate Disaster. Contributors: Kumuyi, William F., Dr - Author. Magazine title: New African. Issue: 475 Publication date: July 2008. Page number: 26+. © 2005 IC Publications Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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