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How do you establish performance goals that are both challenging and achievable for your team? What do you think the role of an EM in establishing these goals is?

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  • Can you share with me your approach to setting performance goals that push the team while still being attainable?
  • Can you describe the steps you take to establish performance goals that balance challenge and feasibility for your team?
  • Would you mind discussing your method for creating performance goals that inspire and motivate the team while still being realistic?
  • Can you recall a situation where you successfully set performance goals for your team that were both challenging and achievable?
  • Can you share an experience where you established goals that were both ambitious and aspirational; yet achievable for your team?
  • How do you establish performance goals that are both challenging and achievable for your team? What do you think the role of an EM in establishing these goals is?
  • Can you give an example of how you have used performance goals to drive team performance and what the outcomes were?
  • What steps do you take to ensure that the performance goals you set are both challenging and achievable?
  • What role do you see the EM playing in establishing performance goals for the team?
  • Can you walk me through a recent example of performance goals you set for your team?
  • Can you talk about the importance of setting both challenging and achievable performance goals and how that impacts the team's success?
  • How do you involve the team in the goal-setting process?