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Alexia’s Legacy: Every Goal Needs an Action Plan

She was tragically taken from us, but her legacy lives on.  Every few weeks we will share excerpts from the book.

Alexia’s Goals August 2013 with Action Plans

 

Professional Learning and Development Goals

 

Action Plan

 

Goal 1: Make a decision about whether to go CPA/JD or JD/MBA

 

1.    Meet with counselor to discuss academic feasibility.

2.    Meet with 7 professionals to gain input and perspective

3.    Speak with top 3 law schools to see if credits will transfer from MA to MBA or JD

 

Goal 2: Evaluate my relationship with McKesson to be able to decide their role in the rest of my college career.

 

1.    Can I work and maintain my 4.0 GPA

2.    Do they have a place for me in the spring?

3.    Can I make enough money to meet my budget goals

 

Goal 3: Gain a better working knowledge of LinkedIn

 

1.    Meet with Rachel

2.    Study Linked-in Presentations

3.    Build my profile

 

 

Personal Goals

 

Action Plan

 

Goal 1: Improve work life balance techniques

 

1.    Create Scheduled “Me” time. 1 hour – 3 times per week

2.    Exercise. 30 minutes – 4 times per week

 

Goal 2: Maintain 4.0 GPA

 

1.    Study at minimum 3 hours per day

 

Goal 3: Create a working budget

 

1.    Meet with Student Money Management Center

 

 

PLP Goals Alexia Helped Set as Leader

Professional Leadership Program Action Plan
 

Goal 1: Develop stakeholders; students, mentors, and faculty

 

1.   Improve class offerings

2.   Member/Mentor Review program

3.   Recruit new majors to PLP

4.   Increase involvement of Faculty

 

Goal 2: Create a family-like culture

 

1.   Create engagement opportunities outside of normal meetings

2.   Focus on clusters

3.   Increase mentor involvement

 

Goal 3: Create communication that supports connections and relationships, and exemplifies our brand

 

1.   Thank you letter process

2.   Post events on social media

3.   Encourage stakeholder involvement in media sites

4.   Create Student Director bonding time

 

Lesson: Every goal needs an action plan.

Once we set our goals, we need to build and implement an action plan that will get us there. Most importantly, we always need to know our next step. Notice that several of Alexia’s goals were related to making decisions. Her plans related to how she would collect the info she needed to make those decisions. The plans also had multiple steps so there was a clear path to accomplishment. Create a plan for each of your goals. Clarify the steps in your plan, even if those steps include brainstorming next steps. One of the keys to goal accomplishment is understanding that it is more important to visualize the steps it will take to get there than to visualize accomplishment of the goal itself. Focus on your action plan and always keep your next step top of mind.

Opportunity: Create Action Plans for Your Goals

 

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Alexia’s Legacy: Put Your Goals in Writing

She was tragically taken from us, but her legacy lives on.  Every few weeks we will share excerpts from the book.

From Alexia’s Journal: I want to go to a great law school & become a corporate lawyer.

Alexia’s Goals August 2013

Professional Learning and Development Goals
Goal 1: Make a decision about whether to go CPA/JD or JD/MBA
Goal 2: Evaluate my relationship with McKesson to be able to decide their role in the rest of my college career.
Goal 3: Gain a better working knowledge of LinkedIn
Personal Goals
Goal 1: Improve work life balance techniques
Goal 2: Maintain 4.0 GPA
Goal 3: Create a working budget

[Note: Alexia’s goals also included plans and due dates not shown here]

PLP Goals Alexia Helped Set as Leader

Professional Leadership Program
Goal 1: Develop stakeholders; students, mentors, and faculty
Goal 2: Create a family-like culture
Goal 3: Create communication that supports connections and relationships, and exemplifies our brand

 

Lesson: Put your goals in writing.

“First, have a definite, clear, practical ideal; a goal, an objective.”           Aristotle

Goals are an important part of leadership, both for setting an example and for helping the team move forward. Setting goals helps us align today’s actions with the future. What do you want to accomplish and what are you doing today that will help you get there? People without goals meander through life experiencing random events that don’t lead them down any discernible path. They engage in activity without progress. Goals focus our actions to a self-chosen path and bring pattern and clarity to what would otherwise be a haphazard menagerie of experiences.

Make your goals specific and challenging, yet achievable. Have a set date for accomplishment, and make them measurable so you can objectively evaluate your progress.

Writing down your goals is the first step to achieving them. Written goals can be more easily shared with your friends which significantly improves your chances of achieving those goals. Most importantly, written goals give you something to refer back to that refreshes your memory. As our lives get busy, the goals get pushed to the background; and we need to re-read them to bring them back to being part of our conscious intentions. Once our goals are in writing we can objectively evaluate our progress in reaching those goals on a regular basis.

Opportunity: Write 3 goals you want accomplish this year.

 

My Goals
Goal 1:
Goal 2:
Goal 3:


 

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