Create ONE leadership development goal that is in the SMART goal format.

  1. 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?)

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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.

S-Specific

  • Who– Your name, or “I”
  • What– Learn the disciplinary process of employees who have excessive absences
  • Where– Your organization

M-Measurable

  • How: Through locating the organization’s attendance policy

A-Attainable

  • Resources and/or Expert: Meeting with the unit manager, reviewing peer-reviewed articles, and credible websites

R-Realistic

  • Realistically obtainable: Access to the organization, policies, and unit manager

T-Time bound

  • Specific dates: By Week 4 (or specific date)
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
    1. 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).
 
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