Setting goals: focus on the positives

Multiple-choice questions: In order to be awarded CPD units you must answer the following five random questions correctly. If you fail the test, please re-read the article before attempting the questions again

  1. Goal motivations can be classified -

  2. Which of the following is an example of a negative-comparative performance goal?

  3. One of your colleagues says that he wants to move away from positive-comparative performance goals to setting more positive-personal mastery goals. An example of a positive-personal mastery goal is -

  4. Based only on the information within the article, which of the following statements is true?

  5. Which of the following is likely to lead to the best results?

  6. Which of these statements is false?

  7. Imagine that several of your colleagues must give a presentation next week. One particularly nervous colleague asks you for advice. Which of the following goals would you suggest to her in order to give her the best opportunity of delivering the best performance?

  8. The managing director of a small audit practice has recently set a goal to increase company revenue by 24 percent within 18 months. This is an example of -

  9. Suppose that a manufacturing manager wants to reduce the total number of defects in the second quarter of the year compared to its performance in a prior year. This is an example of -

  10. When someone sets a personal mastery goal about a topic or area of knowledge, this implies that -