Goals are one of the most needed areas of leadership, yet one of the most overlooked and misunderstood.
Our approach to goal-setting is often an exercise in wishful thinking and generalities.
Goals must be specific in nature. What are we seeking to achieve, exactly?
Goals must be measurable. What gets measured gets done.
Goals must be achievable. In other words, they are something we can accomplish.
Goals must be relevant. They must mean something and have value to us.
Goals must be time-bound. Without a time factor, it is just a wish.
As leaders, we need goals on a personal and congregational level, long and short-term. Success comes to those who set SMART goals.