Manager personal development goals
There are, of course, a number of different kinds of goals. You have personal goals for your life, and you have professional goals for your job. But they’re always entangled, some taking priority over others depending on the day.
The best way to achieve all of them is to lay them out separately, prioritize them, and then make a plan for how you can achieve every one.
Here’s a smart framework for purchasing managers to complete your goal setting for 2015- not just for your job but also for your life.
Goal Planning: Start With Yourself And Work Outwards
Before you can plan your purchasing and procurement goals for your business, it’s helpful to have a look at the bigger picture of what you want in general. You are, of course, the person that’s going to have to accomplish these business goals, and it’s helpful to see how your professional development and personal goals will tie in on a day-to-day basis.
The best way to do this is to first plan your own goals, and then approach your business goals second. It will help you keep a positive perspective through the whole process.
The key is to start with yourself- your inner most goals and work outwards towards your professional life. This structure was coined by Chris Brogran, which he discusses in The Owner's Life series. He implores that your goal setting process should look like a bullseye, moving from the inner most circle to the outermost.
1st Circle - Goals related to you and your higher power
2nd Circle - Goals that connect to you and the people you love the most
3rd Circle - Goals that relate to mentors -both your mentors and people you mentor who you’d work with for free
4th Circle - Goals that relate to your job, improving your performance, and doing better in your professional role.
Step 1: Make goals related to you and your higher power.
What are you hoping to improve in yourself in 2015? Examples of these goals would be:
- Improve my public speaking abilities
- Loose 20 pounds
- Run a half marathon
- Meditate 20 minutes per week
What do you want to do that’s just for you? What makes you intrinsically happy or improves the quality of your daily life? Plan these things first.
Step 2: Make goals related to the people you love the most