ERIC Number: ED455560
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Setting Your Development Goals: Start with Your Values. An Ideas into Action Guidebook.
Sternbergh, Bill; Weitzel, Sloan R.
This guidebook is about changing the way people think about setting goals; it is about identifying goals that are important and meaningful. Creating those kinds of goals means taking stock of personal values--what one believes and how one can act to carry out those beliefs--in five key areas of life: career, self, family, community, and spirit. Once someone has identified what is really important, he or she can create goals that will help with self-improvement and can carry out those values through repeated actions. The goals created will be "SMART" (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timed). The Center for Creative Leadership has identified three main reasons why goals fail to inspire and motivate change: The goal is not valued; the goal is not specific enough; and the goal is not supported by others. People are likely to achieve goals that are aligned with their values, are carefully developed, and are supported by others. This guidebook helps leaders and others identify their values and see how they impact goals; examine their values and goals as part of a bigger picture that features their career, self, family, community, and spirit; and develop a goal plan that includes action steps, a time frame, and a support structure for reaching these goals. The booklet contains a goal-planning worksheet and suggested readings. (DFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Developmental Continuity, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership, Leadership Training, Organizational Development, Organizational Objectives, Performance Factors, Public Schools, Social Values
Center for Creative Leadership, Attn: Publication, P.O. Box 26300, Greensboro, NC 27438-6300 ($49.95). Tel: 336-545-2810; Fax: 336-282-3284; Web site: http://www.ccl.org/publications/main/puborder.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, NC.