Episode 59: Becoming an Effective Leader Through Goal-Setting

Barry Ennis

In this episode, we discuss goal-setting and introduce ideas you haven’t tried before. Whether you’re a personal trainer, “fitpreneur,”

Barry Ennis

Fitness Professional

In this episode, we discuss goal-setting and introduce ideas you haven’t tried before. Whether you’re a personal trainer, “fitpreneur,” group fitness instructor, or a studio owner you can learn a lot from this episode. Especially important for current or future studio owners, however, will be an easy remedy to a common problem in the fitness industry. If you want to create a positive work environment with motivated and loyal employees, we are here to introduce a system to create that culture within your company. We feature an active studio manager, Lauren, who oversees the teaching team at many F45 studios in Shanghai in a case study on how she has implemented goal-setting with her team.

What You’ll Learn from this Episode:

Create a positive work culture

Establish the steps you need to take to make your goals happen

How to support your employee’s goals

Here’s the Complete List of Tips:

(6:45) Understand “why” you are an instructor.

Every time you do a goal-setting session, start with your “why.” Even if you have done one recently, reconnect to his.

Ask yourself, “Why am I in this role?” Then expand, “What is it that I want out of this role?” and “What do I want to see improve with this role?”

This may be difficult, so it might be easier to identify what you don’t want to help you narrow things down.

Write down your OKR’s – Objective and Key Results. Objectives = Long term goals. Key Results = How you will accomplish your objective.

(9:30) Here are some excellent questions to as yourself or your team members to establish what they want:

1. Why am I here? What is my sense of purpose? What is meaningful for me? What do I care about?

2. Where am I now? What abilities do I possess? What are my strengths and weaknesses? What do I love to do?

3. Where do I want to be? What abilities do I want do develop? What learning goals should I set? What are the organizational goals in which I can make a difference? What knowledge and skills should I focus on to deliver both my personal objectives and benefit my organization? What is my conscience directing me towards?

4. How will I get there? What learning and development actions do I need to undertake? What resources do I need to do this? How will I overcome obstacles when I meet them?

5. How do I know when I’ve arrived?

6. What’s holding me back?

7. Who can help me? – If you are a studio owner, you need to be the answer to this question for your team members.

(12:00) When you’re writing out your goals, insure they are SMART –

Specific – well defined, focused

Measurable – contains a number that you can measure

Attainable – ambitions but reachable

Relevant – makes sense for where you are and what’s happening in your life right now

Time bound – set a timeline for achieving that goal

(12:50) For every objective, you want to have 3-5 key results. Each key result is rated from 0-100%. When you complete each key result, it feeds into their objective. These are normally structured quarterly, which is a great timeline for studio owners. An objective is considered complete when 70-75% of it’s KR’s are achieved. If 100% is achieved, it is not considered an ambitions enough goal.

(14:45) As a manager, this is a fantastic way for you to stay in touch with what is going on with your team member’s and their lives. Other benefits include maintaining your company vision because its clearly communicated, achieving transparency about what the company and team members want, and tracking your team’s progress.

(17:00) Lauren’s story about how she has implemented goal-setting with her team and the benefits she has seen.

Other References in This Episode:

Simon Simek’s Life Advice Will Change Your Future – Video

Passion Planner

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