You may have used SMART goal-setting, an acronym for – Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Tangible. Many companies use this framework to structure incentive compensation goals.
Money Quotient founder, Carol Anderson, writes “for many, this template for goal setting is rigid and uninspiring. It puts the concept of planning and achievement in a linear framework that appeals only to the rational side of our brains.”
This version of SMART goals may actually be counterproductive if our intention is to bring creativity, meaning and purpose into our lives (or our careers.) For this purpose we need to engage the creative side of our brain – our right brain.
Carol proposes a new definition of SMART that will fire up your right brain thinking.
Carol Anderson, M.S.
President and CEO
Putting Money in the Context of LifeTM