Imagine yourself waiting to be interviewed for a job. You are probably nervous and wondering what specific questions will be asked, and may have even googled some usual interview questions to help yourself prepare to answer the recruiter’s questions. The recruiter steps into the room introduces themselves and starts asking questions. He asks you “Where do you see yourself in five years?” as this is a common interview question. Do you have an answer? Or does your mind go blank as you attempt to answer a question you were not prepared for. Whatever your answers to these questions are its important to always have some idea of what your long term and short term goals are for your future. I am being well prepared to answer this question in any interview by Dr. Marlo Kibler as a student in Dynamics of Leadership at Kent State University. By doing my action learning project I have learned the importance of, and how to make SMART goals that will carry me through my entire life. So now let’s take a closer look at my goals and how I am working toward them.
Now that my goals are listed out and articulated into a time frame it really helps to put things into perspective of what needs to happen now. For instance I am just starting out in bobcats against hunger as an executive board member. I hope this position will bring out some more leaderships skills within me that will help me later in life, like when I apply for graduate schools and in the real world working hopefully doing my dream job. That is just yet another example of something that will help gear my towards my end goal. If no one ever set goals where would we be today? It is an interesting question and one that makes me thankful that we all set goals daily and achieve them. For example if I did not set a goal to review for a test then come that test I probably wouldn’t pass which would not further me along my aspirations to finish college. So therefore I’m glad I set goals and that everyone else does no matter how big or small they all eventually lead to something
4. Go to the Chamberlain library and search the databases to locate scholarly articles related to your SMART goal. Also, search for credible websites to gain insight into how to accomplish your goal.
Interdepartmental communication and medical errors have both been proven as causes of harm to patients in health care settings. When there are gaps in communications between nurses changing shifts or patient transitions from one department to another, medical errors can occur and cause harm to patients. Even though there has been improvement in recognition of these problems and actions taken to reduce communication gaps and medical errors, there still needs to be more work, especially in individual facilities.
Out of the three goals, (Personal, educational, and professional) I chose two of the goals that I am focusing on and that is my personal and educational goals. For my personal goals, I want to create a big picture of what I plan to do in life. Then I want to break them down in order to reach my goals, then once I have them together, then I would start working on them to achieve them. For example(Specific and Measurable goals), I plan on finding a job that has great benefits and the best rate of pay, and one that does not require working on weekends(Monday-Friday only), and not working overtime.
I am currently doing my masters in Applied Engineering and Technology Management at Murray State University and it’s my second semester at Murray. This program has been designed in such a way that people who want to improve their knowledge of Industrial Management, Leadership and Technology will prefer it. This program is mostly for the students having backgrounds in technology, engineering, science, or business management. My long standing goals comprises of rising with a company where I can take more responsibilities, learn new work and contribute as much as I can. I want to see myself as a top performing leader in a well-developed company as well as I plan to enhance my skills and continue my involvement in the professional companies.
During the implementation of my health plan I was able only partially meet SMART goals and objectives. My goal was to reduce exposure to harmful noises (higher than 85 dB) to less than 8 hours a day. In order to meet that goal I was using an app on my phone to measure noise level I was exposed to. In the situations where it was possible I was either reducing volume or using protective devices (earplugs and noise cancellation headphones) to reduce harmful effect of noise. I was able to meet my goal only in well controlled environments where I was able to control intensity of noise. For example - when I was driving car alone I could reduce music volume in the car. However in almost all other activities, like during lectures, during walks outside and in movie theaters, I could not control intensity of noises and could not avoid those activities. So in reality it was very difficult to fully implement my health plan.
For this section I will present two short-term SMART goals that will help me to improve
One of the goals that I would implement in this program from the SMART goal would be making sure that freshmen students are motivated and meaningfully understand the concept of staying healthy. This aligns with the alphabet ‘M’ of the SMART acronym, which means motivational, meaningful, and measurable. Often times we always provide students with a lot of knowledge through freshmen enquiry classes, but it would be more helpful if we are able to measure and see if the students are motivated to make a healthy choice.
The first SMART goal that I would like to accomplish to help improve my leadership skills if barcoding all stock rooms for each department. Barcoding each department will save time, money, faster customer service, and better accuracy of ordering. The nurses would save time as well as they are not having to input a fourteen-digit number to charge just one item each time a supply is used on a patient. They can focus more on the patient.
Another SMART goal I have is to find a better balance between personal and work life by taking short breaks to reduce stress. Lately, I have been overwhelmed with the demands that come from my part-time job and school. These demands have caused me to be fatiguing and I find myself having a harder time to complete work. To ensure that this goal will be measurable, I will try my best to take short 15 minute breaks every hour. I feel that this will help me feel more relaxed and feel less overwhelmed. To attain this goal, I will require a timer and breathing exercises or even a sketchbook. I will time 15 minutes every hour and let myself do breathing exercises or colour around in my sketchbook. However, realistically, this goal can be
As promised, I have managed to come out with something. These goals are challenging. I will wish we take just one. However, taking a second goal will not be a problem if the goal is gear toward networking.
a) 8 – Cutting out dairy is important to me because I shouldn’t be having any dairy, I am lactose intolerant but I’ve always made excuses because I love cheese and ice-cream. The consumption of dairy has negatively affected my life by upsetting my stomach and it is possibly the reason why my skin is breaking out.
The strategy I use for setting and achieving goals is simple. First, I identify the goal that I want to achieve. Then, break it down into smaller long-term and short term targets that I must reach to ultimately attain my main goal. Lastly, I simply start working on the goal I set out to achieve. Pursuing this further, the SMART goal method will help me become more successful in all areas related to the SMART acronym (Specific, Measurable, Attainable/ Achievable, Realistic/ Relevant, Time bound). I will be specific, more detailed, which odds are that I will be successful. Being measurable will be beneficial to my success at measuring progress toward attaining a goal or anything else in life. Attainable will help me become successful at
2. Use the form below to complete your SMART goal assignment in Milestone 1. This includes filling in the table with each specific component of your goal; Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time bound.