Locke's Goal Setting Theory - Understanding SMART - Goal Setting Tools from MindTools.com
Setting Meaningful, Challenging Goals Learn how to set effective goals, in this short video. What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.Henry David Thoreau, American author and philosopher. Many of us have learned – from bosses, seminars and business articles – the importance of setting ourselves SMART objectives. We know that "SMART" stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound. But are these the only factors to consider if we want to achieve our goals? Dr Edwin Locke and Dr Gary Latham spent many years researching the theory of goal setting, during which time they identified five elements that need to be in place for us to achieve our goals. In this article, we'll look at their research, and find out how to apply it to our own goals. About Locke and Latham's Theory In the late 1960s, Locke's pioneering research into goal setting and motivation gave us our modern understanding of goal setting. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
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