Orchestrating Success

Orchestrating Success


OS 106: Running and Leadership - Goals

June 22, 2018

Setting Goals is the Key to Success


2nd of 5


Running Goals


At the root of all success is a vision and intention. We must learn to set achievable goals.


I lead teams.


I lead meetings.


I teach leaders to lead.


I can see the end result, because I have defined it clearly.


I set a goal to be in shape. I have expressed the goal in terms of running a certain distance in a certain amount of time. I can't accomplish that goal without the following:



  1. The belief that I will succeed...

  2. A description of what it looks like when I have succeeded...

  3. A long-term vision...

  4. Short-term goals...

  5. A weekly schedule...

  6. A daily plan of action...


That works for my work, as well as for my running.


What about your work?


What about your life?


Goals are SMART!



S = Specific


M = Measurable


A = Accountable


R = Realistic


T = Timed



Note to the frantic and weary: The "A" for accountable provides the traction that makes goals work. Check out my Podcast 32: Setting Powerful Goals That Work


Hugh Ballou


The Transformational Leadership Strategist TM


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