There’s no better time than now to take stock and hit your goals

By Don Greene posted 09-27-2022 01:05:24 PM


As we race through fall, we find ourselves once again on the backside of another year with a clear view of 2023. While it’s a repetition and a cadence we all experience year after year, it never ceases to amaze me how time flies.

Of course, time is a common denominator in our profession, from time-motion study, just-in-time delivery to standard time for work management. Overall, time management is crucial in any field and for life in general.

With 2023 in our crosshairs, it’s a good time to assess how you’re doing on your personal and professional goals. Using the SMART principle can help you stay on track, tweak and reset your goals as you start the calendar countdown anew in January.

We use the SMART method for IISE leadership goal setting and monitoring. If you don’t already use SMART, you might want to give it a try. Make sure your goals are:


M: Measurable.

A: Achievable.

R: Realistic.

T: Timely.

IISE is here to help you achieve your goals. As fall ushers in winter and a new year begins, I urge you to review IISE’s many opportunities. These valuable tools can help you advance your career and make critical connections that can be lifelong and life changing.

You can pursue credentials that can bolster pay raises and promotions, find mentors who can help pave the way, and enter your research and work solutions to present at international conferences where you gain notoriety and share insights with peers. Get published in peer-reviewed journals or earn a writer’s badge in popular magazines. The list is deep and designed with your success in mind.

These IISE resources are yours for the taking to plug into your goals year-round. Here are some suggestions:

Remember, be SMART in achieving your goals – time is always of the essence. Let us know if you have any questions about IISE resources, benefits, and more. Our customer service is available at

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