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The First Secret: One Minute Goals

A problem only exists if there is a difference between what is actually happening and what you desire to be happening

Feedback is the Breakfast of Champions

It is recommended that each goal is no more than one page and no more than 250 words. Goals should be very clear, but the way of getting results can depend on workers. It is good to give workers freedom, but a good manager from the beginning shows how to solve problems and teaches the workers how to do the tasks by themselves. Many people at the beginning are afraid of making decisions by themselves and only see the problems. Very often “a problem” is only in our minds, but if you think about it as steps in a todo list, “the problem” is less frightening and disappears.

Good managers never assume anything when it comes to goal-setting and always clearly explain the expectations. People are motivated by results. In order to have motivation, they should know the intended goal. The second important issue is training. It is hard to find only the “Winners”, but by training people you can build them to be as such. It is stated to not expect having a few “Winners”, a few “Losers” and many average workers; you can have many “Winners” and no “Losers”. “But with everyone, winner or potential winner, One Minute Goal Setting is a basic tool for productive behavior."

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