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iMindMap 6 Getting Started. YouTube. SMART criteria. SMART is a mnemonic acronym, giving criteria to guide in the setting of objectives, for example in project management, employee-performance management and personal development.

SMART criteria

The letters S and M usually mean specific and measurable. The other letters have meant different things to different authors, as described below. Additional letters have been added by some authors. SMART criteria are commonly attributed to Peter Drucker's management by objectives concept.[1] The first-known use of the term occurs in the November 1981 issue of Management Review by George T. Doran.[2] The principal advantage of SMART objectives is that they are easier to understand, to do, and then be reassured that they have been done. §History[edit] The November 1981 issue of Management Review contained a paper by George T.

§Other definitions[edit] Each letter in SMART refers to a different criterion for judging objectives. §Additional criteria[edit] §Developing SMART goals[edit] Paul J. §Specific[edit] Mind Tools - Management Training, Leadership Training and Career Training. Wikiquote. How To Train Yourself To Be In The Mood You Want. Dec 27, 2010 When you have major changes going on in your life, or you’re just frustrated about where you are, it’s easy to get trapped in a cycle of depression, bad moods and frustration.

How To Train Yourself To Be In The Mood You Want

I know, I’ve been there … and when I’m not careful, I still get there more than I want to. But when I’ve had a particularly hard time, I hit these moments where I’m in a foul mood, or I’m just feeling paralyzed, and I’m just stuck. Sometimes I just stew in that and stay there, but sometimes I actually get intelligent and pull my way out of it. 25 Useful Brainstorming Techniques. By Celes on Feb 9, 2009 | ShareThis Email This Post Caught with a problem you cannot solve?

25 Useful Brainstorming Techniques

Need new ideas and solutions? The process of brainstorming requires you to think out of the box that is keeping you in the problem. The idea for this post was triggered by a question from a reader, who asked me on my thoughts of the best brainstorming methods to achieve the best results. Mind Mapping, Concept Mapping, Argument Mapping: What are the differences and Do they Matter? (Martin Davies) Concept mapping, mind mapping and argumentmapping: what are the differences and do they matter?

Mind Mapping, Concept Mapping, Argument Mapping: What are the differences and Do they Matter? (Martin Davies)

Martin Davies Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010 Abstract In recent years, academics and educators have begun to use software map-ping tools for a number of education-related purposes. Typically, the tools are used tohelp impart critical and analytical skills to students, to enable students to see rela-tionships between concepts, and also as a method of assessment. Keywords. Hacking Knowledge: 77 Ways to Learn Faster, Deeper, and Better. If someone granted you one wish, what do you imagine you would want out of life that you haven’t gotten yet?

Hacking Knowledge: 77 Ways to Learn Faster, Deeper, and Better

For many people, it would be self-improvement and knowledge. Newcounter knowledge is the backbone of society’s progress. Great thinkers such as Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, and others’ quests for knowledge have led society to many of the marvels we enjoy today. Personal Goal Setting - Goal Setting Tools from MindTools. Planning to Live Your Life Your Way Learn how to set effective personal goals.

Personal Goal Setting - Goal Setting Tools from MindTools

Many people feel as if they're adrift in the world. They work hard, but they don't seem to get anywhere worthwhile. A key reason that they feel this way is that they haven't spent enough time thinking about what they want from life, and haven't set themselves formal goals. After all, would you set out on a major journey with no real idea of your destination? Goal setting is a powerful process for thinking about your ideal future, and for motivating yourself to turn your vision of this future into reality.

The process of setting goals helps you choose where you want to go in life. Why Set Goals? Top-level athletes, successful business-people and achievers in all fields all set goals. By setting sharp, clearly defined goals, you can measure and take pride in the achievement of those goals, and you'll see forward progress in what might previously have seemed a long pointless grind. Mind Maps. How to Commit to a Goal. Psychological experiments demonstrate the power of a simple technique for committing to goals.

How to Commit to a Goal

Here’s a brief story about why we all sometimes get distracted from the most important goals in our lives. Perhaps you recognise it? You are thinking about changing your job because your boss is a pain and you’re stagnating. As the weeks pass you think about how good it would feel to work for an organisation that really valued you. You think this might be a good goal to commit to but… Work is busy at the moment, the money is OK and your home-life is also packed. Apart from anything else you’ve been thinking about learning a musical instrument. A few months pass. Unfortunately everyday life intervenes again and you do little more than search online for the price of electric pianos. After six months you come back full circle to changing your job, still without having made a real start towards any of these goals.

One major reason we don’t achieve our life’s goals is a lack of commitment. David Allen: Getting Things Done. Concept Mapping as a Tool for Group Problem Solving.