Monday, 21 November 2016

Goal Setting for Authors


Where are you now in your career as an author?
 
Outline your top 3 strengths and areas to determine where you are now.
 
Top 3 strengths:
 
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3.
 
 
 
Top 3 areas for development:
 
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2.
 
 
3.
 
 
 
What drives you?

What are you passionate about?

What gives you that ‘whoo hoo’ moment during the day?
 
 
 
 
On the flip side, what do you want to avoid?

What’s the part about what you do that makes you not want to get out of bed in the morning?
 
Focus on ensuring:
  • Development goals are aligned to organisational strategy and needs; whilst supporting career aspirations; that they are clear and measurable.
  • Development goals should build skills that directly impact your capability to enable increased performance.
  •  Learning experiences and formal learning activities (if appropriate) are explored to support the achievement of goals.
  • A timetable for completion of activities and milestones during the development year
 

 
 
 
A good author development plan:
 
  • Focuses on the development of a few skills, balances the need to develop both strengths and development areas that are tied to performance goals
  • Has concrete action steps
  • Sets gradual, realistic, and achievable success measures.

Join us for the Share your Story Goal Setting for Authors workshop in March 2017. Join our MeetUp Group to be notified of the next workshop in your area.