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SMART goal-setting is attributed to George T. Doran, a consultant and author of “There’s a S.M.A.R.T. Way to Write Management’s Goals and Objectives” (1981). In the paper, he offered SMART in the following way:  Specific – target a specific area for improvement.  Measurable – quantify or at least suggest an indicator of progress. Assignable – specify who will do it.  Realistic – state what results can realistically be achieved, given available resources.  Time-related – specify when the result(s) can be achieved.  Doran went on to provide that SMART can and will have many meanings that may lead to the creation…

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