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Goal Analysis: How to Clarify Your Goals So You Can Actually Achieve Them Paperback – May, 1997
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The major strength of the book lies in its simplicity in both language and process. Mager provides a five step process of goal analysis. Step one begins the process by simply writing down the goal in outcome terms. The author's instruction to use whatever words that are comfortable, regardless of how fuzzy or vague they may be is very helpful. I agree that this is the best way to begin the process. Stating goals in words or statements that make you feel good will encourage you to continue the process. In addition, when working with others in a goal analysis people can almost always agree with each other on the importance of vaguely stated goals or intentions.
Step two, which I believe is the most beneficial of the five steps, involves writing down the performances that would cause you to agree that the goal had been achieved, without regard for duplication or "fuzziness.Read more ›
Wow, a book that you can actually apply. So many theory related books out there deny us of what we really need to know - The how to part.
Of course, Robert Mager is a legend in this field and this book lends credence to his knowledge, expertise and years of experience.
This book will walk you through the steps of how to identify a fuzzy, make it a goal and then apply the techniques to demonstrate achievement.
This book covers the five critical steps for conducting a Goal Analysis in complete detail with plenty of examples and exercises.
Even if you are not in this field, you could read this book and apply it to your own life so you can change from a wandering generality to a meaningful specific!
The reading is fun and educational at the same time. Learning has never been easier. My goal was acheived!.
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If so, Goal Analysis is the book for you. It is designed to take the "fuzzies" out of goal setting so that it is clear to everyone whether a goal is completed or not. Goal Analysis is a work book that provides step-by-step instruction to go from a vague idea of what needs to be done to defining the precise language of acceptable performance.
The Goal Analysis is filled with examples of well written goals and shows readers how to correct poorly written goals so that readers can practice improving their goal setting.
The five steps of goal setting are:
Write down the goal in outcome terms.
Jot down the performances that, if observed, would cause you to agree the goal has been achieved.
Sort out the jottings. Delete duplications and unwanted items.
Write a complete sentence to describe the nature, quality, or amount you will consider acceptable.
Test the sentences for completeness by asking if this is true: when someone achieves each of these performances they have achieved the goal.
Goal Analysis is a short seminar in writing goals. If you need this help, Goal Analysis is the book for you.
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You'd be hard-pressed to read this book thoroughly—doing all the learning activities—and not come out as polished writer of outcome-based goals. Read morePublished 10 months ago by pahouseholder
Magee hit a home run with this book. It clearly helps to make goals more comprehensive and specific. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Dr. James E. Tille
Practical, proven, and sensible for all. Mager has the ability to take conceptual ideas and making them all practical for the "everyday" person.Published on October 2, 2013 by fred
If you are like me and plan to take the CET exam for the BCSP then you too have been railroaded into buying this book. The upside is that it is short and makes for a quick read. Read morePublished on July 8, 2013 by William
An excellent volume that will help me with my work with volunteers. I have learned that most people need specific directions in order to accomplish a task. Read morePublished on August 18, 2012 by mike