Goal Setting Advice and Tips - What is the eighth commandment of goal setting?
Host: What is the eighth commandment of goal setting? Gary Ryan Blair: The eighth commandment is thou shall inspect what they expect and that is all about inspecting your expectations, very simple. Expectation should be determined in advance. You have to know exactly what is it that you are trying to achieve and that is why I said it in the beginning in the first commandment, thou shall be decisive, decide what you want, what your expectations are for your performance. Realize that in any type of a mission in system, you are going to be wining, losing or tied. So in this case, what we're talking about here, very, very simply is inspect your performance, make sure that you are doing the right things and you are getting the results that you are looking for and do it quickly. One of the things that concerns me especially when it comes for corporations, is very often, they have what they call an annual performance review. Well, the problem with that is and I emphasize the problem, is it when you evaluate performance once a year, there is no corrective action that can take place and the opportunity for a raise or for a promotion or any type of recognition for that individual worker, if you will, is gone. The smallest thing that you can do is inspect your expectations that what you are looking for at a minimum every thirty days. I do believe that it should be done on a weekly basis and it doesn't have to be difficult.