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LinkedIn Learning

Setting Business Unit Goals

via LinkedIn Learning


Learn how to set business goals for teams and individual employees, and link goals to strategy, financial results, and incentives.


  • Welcome
  • Introduction
  • Goal-setting principles
1. Setting Different Types of Goals
  • Set quantitative goals
  • Set qualitative goals
  • Define supporting goals
  • Set commit and stretch goals
2. Linking Goals to Strategy
  • Work from the top down
  • Tie goals to strategy
  • Tie goals to financials
  • Tie goals to incentives
  • Overallocate goals
3. Preventing Goal-Setting Problems
  • Reality checking goals
  • Troubleshooting goals
  • Communicating goals
  • Providing resources to reach goals
4. Managing Goals after Setting Goals
  • Measuring goal performance
  • Revising goals
  • Holding people accountable
  • Avoiding pitfalls
  • Next steps

Taught by

Mike Figliuolo


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