- Create ONE leadership development goal that is in the SMART goal format. You practiced this in the Week 3 Discussion, and received valuable feedback from your instructor and peers. Please consider this as you work on this assignment.
S – Specific (Who is involved in the goal, what is the goal, where will it take place?)
M – Measurable (How are you going to achieve the goal?) Be specific with measureable outcomes.
A – Attainable (What resources and/or experts are available to assist you with attaining your goal?)
R – Realistic (Is this goal something that is realistically obtainable in professional practice?)
T – Time bound (What specific dates or weeks will you accomplish each task of your goal achievement?)
- Example NOT in SMART format: I will learn how to be a manager. This goal is lofty, not measurable, and unattainable in the time allotted, probably not realistic, and not time bound.
- Example in SMART Format: I will learn the disciplinary process of an employee who has excessive absences, by locating the organization’s attendance policy and meeting with the unit manager, reviewing peer-reviewed articles and credible websites to obtain information on the disciplinary process by Week 4 (or specified date).
Note: This particular example relates to Core Competency: Managing Patient-Centered Care.
This example is a SMART goal that is Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-bound.
- Who– Your name, or “I”
- What– Learn the disciplinary process of employees who have excessive absences
- Where– Your organization
- How: Through locating the organization’s attendance policy
- Resources and/or Expert: Meeting with the unit manager, reviewing peer-reviewed articles, and credible websites
- Realistically obtainable: Access to the organization, policies, and unit manager
- Specific dates: By Week 4 (or specific date)
- Go to the and search the databases to locate scholarly articles related to your SMART goal. Also, search for credible websites to gain insight into how to accomplish your goal.
- Construct a plan of action to reach your Leadership SMART goal that includes identifying the attributes needed in order to achieve your goal. Be specific by creating a timeline of when you plan on doing each action; explain how, when, and where you plan to communicate with an expert; and identify specific resources you will use to help you achieve your goal.
- Example Plan of Action for above mentioned example:
- Seek approval to review the organization’s policies and schedule a meeting/interview with the unit manager by _____ (fill in date).
- Review the policies on disciplinary action by _____ (fill in date).
- Review the American Nurses Association website and peer-reviewed articles in the American Journal of Nursing and Journal of Advanced Nursing by _____ (fill in date).
- Evaluate the findings from the above resources by _____ (fill in date).