Congratulations! You are close to completing the BIP2 performance task! In this final step, you will set SMART goals for yourself. Goal setting is a critical skill and helps break down a larger initiative into manageable accomplishments while staying accountable and improving performance.
Begin by identifying two skills, behaviors, or practices you would like to master in the next month or so. Now it is time to take those two goals and apply the SMART criteria. These goals must be leadership development goals
Specific: Goals should be precise. For example, I will run four days a week.
Measurable: A measurement needs to be included to assess the extent to which the goal is accomplished. For example, I will run for 30 minutes at a time four days a week.
Attainable (Achievable): Goals should be realistic, challenging, and attainable.
Relevant: Goals should focus on the end-result. State what results can realistically be achieved, given available resources. They should start with To following by verbs – complete, acquire, increase, decrease, etc.
Time-bound: Goals specify target dates for duration and completion. Periodicity is required.
For example, One leadership skill I seek to develop is my mentoring skill. It is critical I become a better mentor to my staff to facilitate their professional development. To develop my mentorship skill, I will meet with a senior leader of the organization once a week for an hour over the course of sixteen weeks for mentorship training. I will also task a four-week training course in mentorship from of organizations Skillsoft training database. (Please note you must provide a minimum of two actions for each smart goal).
This example is specific, measurable, attainable, results-oriented, and time-bound. This goal is more likely to yield success than a generic goal such as I will go to college to develop leadership skills.
Now it is your turn to create two goals that meet the SMART criteria. Important: Include why you are setting each goal, how the goal is linked to your leadership development, and what you hope to accomplish as a result of achieving the goals.
A2di. Discuss at least two specific actions you will take to reach each of the SMART goals discussed in part A2d.
This section should not exceed 2 pages. Include citations when appropriate following APA guidelines.