Goal Setting – Setting The Bar

By April 27, 2022 No Comments

We are pleased to announce the launch of our LEADERSHIP LIBRARY PODCAST. Our pilot
episode was released December 2nd, with releases scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday

Morning coffee is one of the joys of life. When you add your Cup of Joe to your visit to the
Leadership Library podcast, your morning coffee will add an educational, entertaining dose of
leadership octane to your day!

Our Podcast will focus on Leadership and Legacy as we create AHA moments from my book,
Tighten The Lug Nuts and my over 40 years of boots on the ground leadership experience.
Great leaders challenge their people NOT TO STOP AT THE FIRST RIGHT ANSWER. Tighten
The Lug Nuts
and these visits to the leadership library will help you move past that first right
answer. The detailed examples are organized in an educational and entertaining way to form a
framework of real-world concepts. The book serves as a blueprint that can be easily applied by
leaders, entrepreneurs, and all of us in our everyday lives. I hope you enjoy the shows!

The format will allow us to approach concepts in 3 to 5-minute segments that are designed to
fuel your day and your journey. This will include what we have been building to inspire innovative
ideas and provide benefit to your business and your life journey. With these curated briefings, we
hope to give our listeners inside access to what I have been researching, designing, building,
thinking, and executing over these 40 years.

Past episodes include:

Ah Ha Moments
Balanced Leadership
Broad Based Leadership
Company Values
Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow
Goal Setting
Leaving a Legacy
Personal Values
Values as the Glue
Keys to Success
Build Your Brand Mosaic
Feeling like a Valued Individual
Go to Where the Puck is Going
Know Your Customer
Performance of a Successful Team
Significant Events
Strategic Vision
The Big 8
Act Like an Owner
Visualize What Good Looks Like
Bad News is Better than Ugly News
Bring Your Vision To Life
Meet You Outside Your Comfort Zone
Market Assessment Outside Of Your Control
Market Assessment Within Our Control
My Significant Lesson
Operational Excellence
Simple Acts of Kindness
Someone’s Always Watching
Strategic Process
The Engagement Process

with many more topics on the schedule

I hope you enjoy your visit to the LEADERSHIP LIBRARY podcast at www.tightenthelugnuts.com
and use www.tightenthelugnuts.com as your library pass, or visit https://www.buzzsprout.com
or Apple Podcasts.


Goal Setting – Setting The Bar

Setting goals is a key part of any manager’s job. Through goal setting, you define business
outcomes that you and your team will accomplish collectively and individually.

Managed effectively, the goal-setting process creates a long-term vision that motivates you and
your employees to reach even the most challenging objectives.

Goals Setting Should Have Three Key Steps


As you begin the Development process ask yourself these questions:
• What are your real performance expectations?
• Are your expectations the same for everyone?
• Do you know everyone’s role in the plan?
• Are you more accountable than everyone else?
• Do you hold your client accountable?
• Do you hold your boss accountable?

Do you confuse current reality with possibility?

This becomes the foundation for setting your Smart Goals. We spoke about this process in the
Personal Action Plans newsletter recently. Once again, your smart goals must be:
• Specific
• Measurable
• Attainable
• Relevant
• Time Based

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short;
but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” Michelangelo


Accountability begins with your communication.
• Good leaders know both the goals and the roles
• Integrate the goals into daily interactions
• Communicate progress/deficit regularly, positively
• Corrective actions are part of the plan
• Setting the bar higher requires the leader to create a work environment in which everyone
believes in the greater goal and owns their personal role

“Gentlemen, we will chase perfection, and we will chase it relentlessly, knowing all the
while we can never attain it. But along the way, we shall catch excellence.” Vince


Alignment begins to happen when the process and goals become Personal:
• Define individual targets within the greater plan
• Hold people accountable for what they can control
• Short-term incentives reinforce long-term belief
• Learn what drives each individual
• Build emotional connections to individual and team/goals
• Recognize individual contributions
• Personal performance is required for group success

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.“
Henry Ford

In our next newsletter we will talk about the Balanced Scorecard

For more on this and other important leadership and self-development topics visit the Leadership Library at https://www.tightenthelugnuts.com.

For more information visit our web site at https://www.3sixtymanagementservices.com or

Get a copy of our our bestselling book, Tighten The Lug Nuts, at https://tightenthelugnuts.com.

Feel free to visit our newsletter section at  https://www.3sixtymanagementservices.com/category /newsletters/.


Get Your Copy Today At Amazon.

Great leaders challenge their people NOT TO STOP AT THE FIRST RIGHT ANSWER.

Tighten The Lug Nuts is that book that will help you move past that first right answer and is full of detailed examples that are organized in an educational and entertaining way to form a framework of real-world concepts. This book serves as a blueprint that can be easily applied by leaders, entrepreneurs, and all of us in our everyday lives.

This is one of the best leadership books you can read to help you accelerate towards your personal and professional goals.

Whether you are a seasoned professional or a first-time manager, Tighten The Lug Nuts is not only motivational but also a call to action for those who have yet to make a mark in their field.

Visit https://tightenthelugnuts.com/ for additional information and to order your copy today.

” In the service business, people are our most important asset. The time we spend with our people is an investment in the future, not an expense or burden on our time. This time you with your people is an investment. You cannot successfully grow the business without an investment in people. “

Rocky Romanella

Visit the Leadership Library at https://www.3sixtymanagementservices.com/rockys-podcast/.


View all of our Keynote Speaking videos here, or watch a short sample from the library here.

Watch a video on our consulting services here.

Rocky was recently interviewed by a British TV outlet, BV-TV, for the Achiever Leader Show. You
can view that video at the homepage at 3SixtyManagementServices.com.

Much more is available at these links:

Virtual Keynotes – https://www.3sixtymanagementservices.com/motivational-speaker/
Virtual Meetings – https://www.3sixtymanagementservices.com
Virtual Training – https://www.3sixtymanagementservices.com/training/
Traditional Consulting – https://www.3sixtymanagementservices.com/consulting/
Podcasts Library – https://www.3sixtymanagementservices.com/rockys-podcast/
Videos Library– https://www.3sixtymanagementservices.com/youtube-videos/
Our book, Tighten The Lug Nuts: The Principles of Balanced Leadership –
List of 23 Leadership Competencies – https://www.3sixtymanagementservices.com/
Coaches Corner – https://www.3sixtymanagementservices.com/category/leadership-training/

Leave a Reply