Learn how to define and set professional goals—and then work to achieve them.
- We all want to accomplish great things professionally, but you can't do that without clear goals and a plan to execute them. I'm Dorie Clark. I teach for Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and I'm the author of Reinventing You and Stand Out. I write frequently for the Harvard Business Review and elsewhere about goal-setting and how to get more of the right things done and I'm excited to share those insights with you. In this course, we'll start with the basics, like how to identify what's most important to you and how much you can really bite off at one time when it comes to your goals.
We'll then transition into tactics. What do you actually need to do to make things happen and stay accountable? And finally, to be really sustainable, you have to start to turn your goals into habits so they become automatic and built into your life. Goal-setting is often something we think about once a year, usually around December 31st. Instead, if we put just a little more focus on the process throughout the year, it turns out we can accomplish far more and get disproportionate returns. Let's get started.
- Setting your goals
- How many goals should you have?
- The difference between a goal and a to-do list
- Building systems to help you succeed
- Making success a way of life
- Learning to ignore the unimportant
- Rewarding yourself for success