Creating Your Personal C.A.R.E. Goals for 2019


The start to each new year brings with it a new beginning, new enthusiasm and often a new vision for success.  There is a clean slate provided when that clock strikes 12 AM January 1st. So no matter how successful or difficult the last year might have been the coming year is full of hope and promise.

To take full advantage of this clean slate, now is the time to plan what and how success will be achieved this year.  Many of us have used SMART goals throughout the years to plan success.  It is generally accepted that the SMART acronym was first written down in November 1981 in Spokane, Washington by George T. Doran, a consultant and former Director of Corporate Planning for Washington Water Power Company.  According to this process, goals need to be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-Bound.

While it is difficult to argue with this process that has served many of us well for over 30 years, it does miss some very important planning elements required to navigate the complexity and the rapid change each of us faces in 2019 (and beyond).  Over the next month we will work with you to elevate your SMART goals.  We highlight a model for performance success we use in our individual and organizational coaching – CARE.

Over the next few weeks will provide insights, tools and examples for you to create your personal CARE model for 2019 success.  At the end of the series you will have developed a plan for success that builds in flexibility, accountability, alignment and enablement.  So here is to new beginnings and a clean slate for 2019.  It will be a tremendous year!


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Cornerstone Learning is a performance and leadership consulting organization that has worked with clients all over the world. Our focus is working with individuals and organizations to create performance solutions that deliver top-tier results by inspiring, enabling, and developing employee-led, leader supported, and organization enabled performance. We are able to successfully deliver this through multiple products and services such as employee surveysonline training, performance assessments, and performance coaching. The goal at Cornerstone Learning is to assist our clients in enabling success by developing a dynamic and customized pathway to deliver role model organizational and personal performance.