Goal Setting

How to Create an Action Plan and Achieve Your Goals

 Goal Setting

Authors: Michael S. Dobson, Susan B. Wilson
Pub Date: March 2008
Print Edition: $12.00
Print ISBN: 9780814401699
Page Count: 128
Format: Paper or Softback
Edition: Second Edition
e-Book ISBN: 9780814410479

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How to Create an Action Plan and Achieve Your Goals

New AMACOM Book on How to Accomplish Any Task, No Matter How Challenging

Why is it that some people consistently seem to get more done than others? The answer is that they know how to set specific, achievable goals for themselves...and then follow through on them. While you may be working very hard, without setting goals you’ll find that all of your effort doesn’t yield meaningful results. To achieve any goal, you need to understand why you want it in the first place, how it relates to your other goals, how reaching it will change your life, and what elements of the goal are the most valuable and important to you.

Authors Susan B. Wilson and Michael S. Dobson have more than twenty years of experience in helping clients to set goals, develop a plan, and acquire the resources and power necessary to reach them. As they write in their latest book, “If your goals are challenging (and they should be), achieving them takes hard work and risk. The more reasons you have to pursue a goal, the better you’ll likely do in terms of achieving it.” This revised and updated edition of GOAL SETTING: How to Create an Action Plan and Achieve Your Goals, 2nd edition (AMACOM 2008) $12. 00 Paperback), features worksheets, quizzes, and other practical tools, giving readers the advice they need to stay on the right track and succeed at any task. Readers will learn to:

• act upon their objectives in a precise, targeted way

• recognize obstacles and overcome them

• become more assertive

• change counterproductive behavior

• establish priorities

• master the eleven strategies to optimize reaching their goals

• understand key planning steps

• make the most of their time

• delegate more effectively

Filled with helpful worksheets, quizzes, and other practical tools, the book has been revised and expanded, featuring up-to-the-minute strategies for setting specific, achievable goals, putting them down in writing, and then following through on them. It also contains brand new sections on getting help in achieving goals, leveraging the power to get things done, and how to use project management in goal setting. Timely and practical, this expanded edition of GOAL SETTING gives readers the tools and techniques to accomplish anything.

About the Authors:

Susan B. Wilson is a coach, facilitator, and writer, as well as the President of Executive Strategies, a firm that aids organizations in goal setting, leadership, and team building. She lives in Stevensville, MI. Michael S. Dobson has over twenty years of experience in project management, and is a business writer. He was part of the team that built the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. He lives in Bethesda, MD.

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