The Tyranny of Goal-Setting

A combination of writing Learning Objectives at work, and hearing people talk about either NOT setting New Years resolutions, or HOW to create good ones has got me thinking about the tyranny of goal-setting.

I regularly use and talk about the SMART model in my work (Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic and Time-Based, in case it’s a model you’ve not heard or have forgotten about it’s so old).

But sometimes that gets in the way of the big audacious, fuzzy, exploratory goals. So this year I’m going to make more conscious decisions about when they have to be precise, and when they have to be fuzzy.