When I read “Forget SMART Goals — Try CLEAR Goals Instead” article on inc.com recently, I felt so happy and so inspired seeing how next generation commitment, goal setting, collaboration take place. by the way I love rowing.

C.L.E.A.R GOAL is defined by Adam Kreek who won a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games with his Canadian rowing team.

Do you want to have WINING TEAM. If you have a team or teams you are not any more solo player. You need to think and take into consideration team emotions and you need to know how to motivate them through to goal in this fast changing world.

if you act with your team you will win.,

You can go further with your team. So that, maybe you want to take into consideration. Here it is his suggestion and here the differences with SMART GOAL.

Specific (Goals must be clear and unambiguous)

Measurable (Results must be able to be measured in some way, for example, the number of products sold each week, or the

Attainable (Goals must be realistic and attainable by the average employee)

Relevant (Goals must relate to your organization’s vision and mission)

Time-bound (Goals must have definite starting and ending points, and a fixed duration)

The problem with SMART goals is that they just haven’t kept up with the faster, more agile environment that most businesses

find themselves in today. According to Adam, these new business environments require a new way of setting goals, thusCLEAR goals.

CLEAR stands for:

Collaborative (Goals should encourage employees to work together collaboratively and in teams)

Limited (Goals should be limited in both scope and duration)

Emotional (Goals should make an emotional connection to employees, tapping into their energy and passion)

Appreciable (Large goals should be broken down into smaller goals so they can be accomplished more quickly and easily for

Refinable (Set goals with a headstrong and steadfast objective, but as new situations or information arise, give yourself

permission to refine and modify your goals)

Says Kreek, “When we prepared for our Atlantic crossing, our higher goal was to cross the Atlantic Ocean, but we also created three rules to support that higher goal. The first rule don’t die, the second rule was don’t kill your mates, and the third was don’t sink your boat. So look after yourself, look after each other, and look after your equipment.”

What is your C.L.E.A.R goal?