Having goals is absolutely crucial.
One way to get started is to identify your strengths & weaknesses and….your threats & opportunities. Yes, a SWOT.
Capitalising on your strengths and shoring up your weaknesses is a very dynamic approach. Identify your professional learning opportunities through targeting your weaknesses. Leverage the opportunities and use these as advocacy moments. The hard work is identifying threats and seeing how to move this into a positive zone as opportunities.
This video by Erica Olsen succinctly captures the essential components.
The ideas generated from a SWOT can push through to identifying specific goals. To stay focused on your goals you need to plan (strategically) Stephen Covey’s time management matrix helps us to seriously consider Quadrant II. This video from Dr Darryl Cross provides you with a quick overview.
In the busyness of our day to day operations we do need to step back and consider our strategic direction.