SMART Goals No More!

Familiar with the old SMART approach to goal setting? Ever felt like it lets you down sometimes? Wondering if there is an alternative way to set goals?

I just came across a new approach from management prof Sandy Kristin Piderit at her new blog Work-Life Chronicles. She calls it START NOW and her approach has a lot to admire, including:

S = Support. What a great insight. Very few of us achieve our goals without the support of others.

R = Reflection. Sandy balances action with taking a few steps back to gain some distance and see the bigger picture.

W = Wise Action. This may be my favorite part. She calls wisdom the "hidden prerequisite" in the old SMART model.

For me, wisdom is what separates the truly right goals from the rest.

Posted by Terrence Seamon, June 30, 2007


thanks for your enthusiastic response, Terry!

I should definitely write it up for an article somewhere...
Terrence Seamon said…
When you are ready, let me know. I work for an organization that publishes several periodicals and also has a book publishing unit.

Scott said…
Good to see some new thinking in this area!

Check out a friend on mine on this blog

He has a real talent for new ideas in this field and in this contect talks about RAPID outcomes.

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