I was doing some research for a book I am working on called Coaching Basics (just shipped it to the publisher, yeah!) and came across several interesting software programs that help you set and monitor goals.
Ace Project software: www.aceproject.com
Goal Maker Software: www.goalmaker.com
GoalPro Software: www.goalpro.com
Life Plan Writer Software: www.lifeplanwriter.com
ManagePro Team Planning Software: www.managepro.com
Plan Plus Software: www.franklincovey.com
Single-Step Motivational Software: www.single-step.com
I have not used these myself but a few look pretty interesting. Let me know if you know of these or recommend others. I think the trick for goals setting is to accomplish two things:
- Goals that inspire and move you (yes, even at work)
- Goals that are specific enough to be highly actionable and measureable
Mosts goals can accomplish one or the other, but few people really nail both. Action planning will play a large role during my next 2 Weeks 2 a Breakthrough Program. Right now, I am planning on offering this beginning the second or thrid week of January. If you think you might be interested, drop me a line at lhaneberg AT gmail DOT com. I’d like to have an idea whether I should run one session or two. If you want more information about the program, check out the 2 Weeks 2 a Breakthrough blog. I have not been posting there much lately, but will pick up on the activity soon.