Goal Setting for Business

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Course Description

When you first ventured into the world of business, you probably had accomplishments in mind that you wanted to make. Maybe you wanted to increase your income, get a promotion, or start your own company. Regardless of what they are, you probably had some goals in mind. However, did you know that there is a right and a wrong way to set goals?

Many people fail to realize that goals take a lot of thought to develop and even more effort to carry out. Goals can be about nearly anything, from asking your boss for a raise to communicating more effectively with members of your team. Goals can help you to shape and mold your experience as a professional in the business field to a successful and lucrative one, but how can you be sure that you are setting the goals in the correct manner?

In this course, you will delve into how to create smart, effective goals to further yourself as a professional as well as advancing your business. You will take time to study what a goal actually is, what goes into making a goal, and what you need to begin making powerful goals to serve you and your career. You will also explore how goals can help you to hone specific skills to make you a better, well-rounded team member.

If you need a jumpstart in your career, goals are the best way to begin! Your career will thank you later, so sign up today!

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
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  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
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Course Lessons

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Lesson 1: Goal Setting Basics

Taking charge of a team can be a terrifying experience at first. The idea of taking charge of a group or leading a business can strike fear into anyone. However, you may soon find that there are certain tactics that make leading a more fluid, enjoyable experience for everyone involved. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Review 4 Articles: How to Set Business Goals ; Personal Goal Setting ; Importance of Setting Goals in Business ; Types of Business Goals
  • Take Survey: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: Your Goal for Taking this Course
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: Why Are Goals Important?

Goals are ambitions, plans, and efforts to achieve an end result. Goals are essential to the success of your business. Without setting goals, your business is less likely to see growth and prosperity. Failing to create and aspire to goals can be detrimental and even fatal to your business. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review 5 Articles: Team Building Exercises For Setting Goals You'll Stick To ; How to Align Your Training With Your Business Objectives ; Improving employee accountability for goals in your organization ; Powerful Reasons Why Goal Setting Is Important ; Achieving Your Life Goals Through Self-control
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: Ground Rules for Goal Setting in Business

You never can dig too deeply when you are determining your goals. Tying your goals to your passions and purpose or the mission and principles of your business can help motivate you. However, there are some tricks and guidelines to help you set strong, effective goals. 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Important Rules for Successful Goal Setting ; Golden Rules of Goal Setting
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: Creating a Goal

You still may think that goals sound a bit threatening, but from previous lessons, you know that they are worth the effort. In this lesson, goals will be broken down into a step by step guide. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review 5 Articles: The 7-Step Formula for Goal Setting ; The Ultimate Guide To Goal Setting: Step-by-Step ; How to Create an Action Plan to Achieve Your Home Business Goals ; How To Set Goals For The Life You Actually Want ; How to Create a Massive Action Plan
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: Effective Goal Setting and Management

Making these benefits work for you will take some effort from you and your employees. If you recall the previous lesson, many of these guidelines will overlap. However, applying them to others will be distinctive from applying them to yourself. Have patience and determination and these benefits will be yours to reap. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Smart Goals: 5 Tips for Motivating Employees ; Tips for Effective Employee Goal-Setting
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Effective Goal Setting and Interpersonal Skills

Interpersonal skills encompass a wide variety of abilities, many of them focusing on how to communicate effectively with others. Some such skills might be forming questions, listening capably, as well as reading social cues and body language. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Interpersonal Skills ; Setting Goals For Improving Your Social Skills
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Using Assertiveness to Your Advantage

Assertiveness, like interpersonal skills, has a lot to do with the way humans communicate. Mainly, it happens to come up in communication and social skill training. Because it is so distinct from other areas of communication, assertiveness almost always is given its own specific area of training. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review 6 Articles: Assertiveness - An Introduction ; Why being assertive can benefit your business ; Assertiveness in Business: Tips from Leaders for Entrepreneurs ; Setting Assertive Goals ; Assertiveness - Tips and Techniques ; Why People Are Not Assertive
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Changing the Behavior of Others

Goals can be used to help you improve just about any skill but there are a few key areas where they are indispensable. One of these areas affects your managerial skills again, but because this is a much more in-depth task, it deserves special attention. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Steps to Change Employee Behavior ; Ways to Facilitate Behavioral Changes Among Employees
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Managing Priorities

For any business plan or initiative to achieve success, your priorities need to work together with your goals. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review 4 Articles: Strategies for Setting Business Goals and Priorities ; A Better Way to Set Strategic Priorities ; Setting Business Priorities ; Top Tips for Setting Goals and Priorities
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10: Planning

Planning and goal setting can work together exceptionally well. As you previously learned, planning is a necessary part of setting smart goals. So how can you use your goals to create a plan? What is the process? What makes a good plan anyway? Here are some answers. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Effective Planning Starts With This Simple 4-Step Process ; The Art of Effective Planning: Avoid Wasted Time and Stress
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11: Delegating

In order to make your business into everything you want it to be, you have to start delegating your tasks. This is a crucial point in striving to achieve your goals. Sometimes, goals in business can be too big for one person to accomplish all on their own. 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Review 5 Articles: Tips for Effective Delegation ; Levels of Remarkably Effective Delegation ; The Secret To Effective Delegation ; Steps For More Effective Delegation ; Team Development: 6 Steps to Effective Delegation
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Exam

Lesson 12: Options When Encountering Obstacles

It does not matter what your goal is. Whether it is personal, professional, fun, serious, black, white or anything in between, you always will encounter obstacles along your way. This never fails in the world of goals. It should not deter you from setting goals. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: How to overcome the obstacles that are holding your goals hostage ; Overcoming Obstacles
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Exam

Lesson 13: Why Individuals Do Not Reach Their Goals

It can seem that those obstacles creep out of the woodwork as soon as you set to work on achieving your goal, but there are other aspects of life that can separate you and your goal. If you familiarize yourself with what is keeping you from your goal, you can more readily account for them when planning and take them in stride. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: The 3 Things That Stop Most People From Achieving Their Goals ; How to Overcome the 9 Most Common Obstacles That Prevent People From Living Their Dreams ; Things That Stop You From Achieving Your Goals
  • Complete: Lesson 13 Exam

Lesson 14: Strategies to Optimize Reaching Your Goals

So what is the difference between the goals that you achieve and ones that you abandon? How do you set goals that always are, not just occasionally achievable? 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Review 4 Articles: Strategies for Achieving Your Goals ; Top 7 Strategies for Helping Your Employees Reach Their Goals ; Ways to Set and Achieve Goals for Successful Marketers ; Optimize Your Mind: 10 Ways to Become Remarkably Successful
  • Complete: Lesson 14 Exam

Lesson 15: Where to Go from Here

Goal setting, as you may have noticed, is about much more than anything that you can write on paper. Goal setting does not end once you complete your goal. Making a lasting, permanent change to your life lasts long after your goal has been accomplished. 95 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Review 4 Articles: How to Move Forward Once You Achieve a Big Goal ; How to Top Yourself: What To Do After Reaching Your Goal ; Things That Happen After Achieving a Goal ; And Then What? What Happens After We Reach Our Goals
  • Take Poll: End of Course Poll
  • Take Survey: Course Comments
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Lesson 15 Exam
  • Complete: The Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Identify what it means to set goals for business and why it is imnportant.
  • Determine ground rules for goal setting in business.
  • Create a goal.
  • Determine effective goal setting and management.
  • Determine effective goal setting and interpersonal skills.
  • Describe using assertiveness to your advantage.
  • Describe processes for changing the behavior of others.
  • Describe managing priorities.
  • Plan and delegate your business goals.
  • Recognize options when encountering obstacles.
  • Describe why individuals do not reach their goals.
  • Describe strategies to optimize reaching your goals, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Goal Setting for Business
Course Number: 9770570
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Lessons Rating: 4.9 / 5 Stars (458 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: Professional Development (Self-Paced, Online Class)
CEU Value: 0.6 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Dr. Dennis Mithaug
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $50.00

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