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Set A, B & C goals

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Set A, B and C goals for yourself, and have your boss buy in to the plan. The A, B, C strategy comes from Kevin Eikenberry, writer of the “Leadership & Learning” blog.

C goals are Comfortable. It doesn’t take much to achieve them.

B goals are Believable. They take some extra work. Achieving them would likely bring some sort of acknowledgment. If you fail, though, there’s no penalty.

A goals are Awesome. To hit them, you’d have to make some significant changes or come up with new ideas or processes. Strike a bargain with your boss: If you reach an A goal, you get a reward.

With a set of A, B and C goals, you’re distinguishing between bare-minimum expectations and stretch goals. You’re also letting yourself off the hook, if you don’t hit your “awesome” goals.

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