Talent Maniacs Five Mandates of Success that get results: Mandate #1

By Bill Murray

January 25, 2019

Mandate #1 – Know the result you want

The Five Mandates of Success that get results: Mandate #1 – Know the results you want.

Before you leave on vacation, begin packing, buy tickets, and plan your excursions you must take the time to decide where you are going. Will it be the mountains? The beaches? Europe? Africa? Before anything you must first decide where it is you want to go and once you know that the rest of the planning unfolds. Goals for your business work the same way.

Many business people hate to admit it, and prefer not to stay focused on it, the result you want allows everything else to unfold. How many times I have worked with a company, a business, or an individual and ask what the goal is? What do they want? And the answer provides no concrete goals. The goal is the key.

Once you know the goal everything else will unfold through the rest of the 5 Mandates. We have taken all 5 mandates and applied them to one goal. Click here for the full example.

Knowing the format of a S.M.A.R.T Goal allows you to write the goal in the manner to make it your future destination.

S – Specific

– Measurable

– Actionable

R – Realistic, and a Reach

T – Time Bound

In our applied example we have a S.M.A.R.T goal:

We would like our employee engagement score to improve and be at a 3.75 or higher for Q2 2019.

Specific – Employee Engagement Score

Measurable – 3.75

Actionable – With a little research on your part or with our 2 decades plus of experience, we know actions could make this happen.

Realistic, and a Reach – Have other companies done this? Absolutely! Is it a “reach”, we will not know till we do our first survey in Q1 and then we can adjust for the future.

Time Bound – Absolutely, by Q2 2019.

The result is fully defined and meets our criteria for a SMART goal. Need help or guidance with your business goals? Please reach out to us at Talent Maniacs anytime and we will get you on the right path.

What are some of your big goals for 2019?