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Leadership Goals Happen with Intention

Leadership Goals work on the principle of GPSing

Leadership goals are the foundation of what makes great leaders. Great leaders use GPSing to make decisions. This is because they know that it is the goal that matters and that their current state is simply temporary.

Leadership goals start by first asking GOAL questions:

  • Whose decision is it and why?
  • What are we trying to accomplish?

Then they ask POSITION questions:

  • Who is involved?
  • What resources are we employing?
  • What is the timeframe involved?

Only when the goal and position have been established do they ask STRATEGY questions:

  • How will we get from here to there?
  • What steps do we have to take and in what order?

If you start solving the problem without first understanding the leadership goals process and your position in relation to it, you may wind up lost.

For more on GPSing, check out an excerpt from my book, Just Ask Leadership, which appears on Sramana Mitra’s blog.


About the Author

Gary Cohen is a highly-skilled Executive Coach, Leadership Author, Trainer, and International Keynote Speaker. His clients range from entrepreneurial CEOs of the nation’s fastest-growing companies to executives of global 100 companies. He differentiates himself from traditional (psycho/therapeutic) executive coaches by bringing a vast amount of business experience as a former Founder / President of one the Nation’s Fastest growing companies. He is the author of Just Ask Leadership: Why Great Managers Always Ask the Right Questions (McGraw Hill). Gary B. Cohen Full Bio

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