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John Doerr on OKRs and Goal Setting at Google and Intel





Doing so would enable the coach to help increase the members self confidence that would eventually translate to greater and more effective focus, and ultimately, to better performance. Know the strengths and weaknesses of each of the team members. The team should complement each other because it is a given fact that no person would exhibit all the necessary traits, skills and talents needed in the game. 

Another, goal setting would give you something to measure your progress and would facilitate in evaluating whether you are close or are far from getting or achieving your ultimate target. That makes goal setting measurable, and that what makes it extra helpful and insightful. By measuring progress and development in one endeavour, you are given the chance to improve and do more when the gauge indicates there are still more effort needed. 

Come up with smaller goals to complement your biggest one. The smaller goal will help you achieve the ultimate goal of your business, by providing the step by step actions leading to the ultimate plan. By doing this, you will also see more clearly the initial errors inherent with an imperfect plan. In the process, you will know what actions are effective and what are not. 

Here are some suggestions on how you should go about it. 1. Be clear on what you want to be. There s nothing more annoying than a person trying to tell you something, yet you can t understand what he's talking about. The same goes for your inner self. Being indecisive is frustrating and feeding this habit will only be futile to your quest of searching for career goal answers. 

But hey, this will limit your creativity right from the start. It's true that you must have a list of your goals but it doesn't mean that this couldn't be changed. Even the U.S. Constitution has its amendments. On this note, its good to touch on a little of this much abused set-realistic-goals mantra. 

Suddenly at loss what to do with your life, you often ask how to put some direction to it. Or perhaps, all of sudden, you're questioning the very purpose of your life. When this happens, it might be because you failed to set a personal goal for your general guidance. Without a clear-cut personal goal, you will feel adrift in an endless sea, undecided on what to do with your talents and other gifts.