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Relevant. To be meaningful, a goal has to relate to overall mission of your business. Otherwise, you may be wasting time. Challenge each goal with question, “What happens without it?” If your answer is “nothing,” cancel meeting.
Time. Specifying a deadline (e.g., by noon) or a rate (e.g., 3 per hour) moves activity toward completing task and provides a criteria to measure progress. Of course, you want to select realistic times.
As a final check, make sure your goals are so clear that someone else could use them to run your meeting.
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