Goals Don’t Work. Here’s What Does.

January 21, 2021

Goals do not work for most people, but we keep setting them.

So what can you do to make a plan for success? Experts agree on one key element: an action plan.

In the Kirkpatrick Model, the action plan is Level 3 Behavior. This is why Level 3 is the most important level and should receive the most focus and resources. But the Kirkpatrick Model’s use does not need to be limited to training-related programs. It works for goal achievement as well.

In Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, habit #1 is, “Be Proactive,” which he goes on to explain as choosing your behavior. 

Matthew “Doc” Champagne, author of chapter 10 of Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Training Evaluation, explains how creating an action plan and a system provides the structure you need to accomplish your goals.

Listen to “Goals Are For Losers” on the Keep Your Customers Forever podcast.

Here’s a gift for listening: CLICK HERE to get Doc Champagne’s 9 Principles for gathering meaningful and accurate feedback from your clients, members, employees and students.

Take a deeper dive into Kirkpatrick’s Level 3 in Transferring Learning to Behavior.

Read Easy Level 3.

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