“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” – Jack Welch
Goal setting are intended to assist people on improving and expanding their capabilities and competencies through continuous training and development initiatives done in the workplace. It plays a significant role in developing managers goal and overall development of the manager. Managers spend most of their time helping their employees and team to achieve their goals. Which shifts focus of managers from individual goal achievement i.e. meeting their own goals.
About 87% of the organizations state that they don’t do an outstanding work in creating a leader. How about we make a step back and consider goal setting to be important for managers and how can we action these plans.
Being a good leader is too unclear goal to work on. Rather pick small goals and skills you want to improve and set a SMART objective around it. Having a clear knowledge about your goals and objectives is a great way to keep yourself focused and connected to what you want to achieve. This will give clarity to the team as well, which in turn will help them to achieve their long-term goals. You should surround yourself with individuals who have a different perspective than yours so that you can learn and gain some experience from them. You should learn how to play with your teams’ strengths and weaknesses and try to address your blind spots and work on to convert them into your strengths.
Leadership Goals for New Managers
Once you have done with goal setting focus on the areas of improvement. Here are some of the goals which will help managers to advance overall productivity of the managers and develop them to become a better leader –
- Enhance Communication – Enhancing communication skill will help in overall development of the team. Help managers to be clear and concise with their verbal and non-verbal communication.
- Coaching Skills – Coaching and mentoring your employees helps to figure out strengths and weakness of the employees. You need to set some measurable and attainable goals for them such as improved employee performance.
- Increase Productivity – Increasing one’s productivity as a manager is very crucial goal. Set productivity goals for oneself and for your team which will have overall benefit to the organization.
- Collaboration – Good managers and great leaders are always ready to collaborate with others. They don’t let any personal issues come in between and affect their work. They understand the importance of collaboration in day to day life.
- Change Management – Managing change has become an vital skill for managers and leaders. Setting change management goals is a fundamental way to get managers motivated and prepared for any upcoming change in the organization.
Most of the managers are not comfortable with leadership skills. Its not only about first time managers, even experienced managers face issues in handling the team, delegating work, giving effective feedback to the employees and resolving conflict. As you are working on achieving your goals, make sure these goals are attainable and can be changed according to the situations.
Each organization is different and its objectives are extraordinary. Toward the day’s end, ensure you are working together with your group to identify and achieve objectives which will help the organization in long run.