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The Importance of Goal Setting

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So often, a goal is synonymous with an unattainable state, desire or outcome. Think about it. How many times have you heard “It’s always been a goal of mine to [insert unrealistic dream here]”? Being born independently wealthy or having 30 hours in a day is not a goal. As professionals, we find ourselves calling things goals when we neither have an actual way to achieve it nor understand how it will actually move us forward.

Now, we’ve all seen and heard hundreds of quotes meant to inspire us. Take these two, for example:

“Individual commitment to a group effort — that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.”


“Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I’ll give you a man who will make history. Give me a man with no goals and I’ll give you a stock clerk.”

In What Famous Quotes Teach Us About the Goal Pursuit Journey, we share how wisdom, like the quotes above from ex-NFL coach Vince Lombardi and businessman J.C. Penney, can help HR professionals shape employee goal processes that lead to success. In the eBook we cover:

  • the importance of having the right mindset (fixed vs. growth, anyone?)
  • various goal methodologies and why you shouldn’t take a “one-size-fits-all” approach
  • technology’s role in helping you create a goals strategy with four main attributes of success

Download our newest eBook to learn how goals can lead to sky-high employee engagement.

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