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Goal

An individual's or institution's financial objective.

Goal

What a person or institution seeks to gain from an investment. Goals vary from investor to investor and can even change for the same investor over time. For example, a person may have the goal to extract a high return from her investments when she is young in order to finance a certain lifestyle; this person is likely to invest in high risk securities and ventures. Over time, however, this person may be concerned about protecting savings for retirement. As a result, the goals may shift and the person may invest primarily in bonds and blue-chip stocks instead. Goals influence one's investment philosophy and strategy. See also: Portfolio Restructuring.
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Her favorite procedures were: throwing at the goal from running with which she scored 1 goal, throwing at the goal from support with which she scored 2 goals from 3 throws, throwing at the goal from plunge with which she scored 3 goals from 4 throws (presented in figure 3).
Sylmar 4, Fremont 1: Carol Martinez scored her area-leading 41st goal and Jennifer Alverez, Mary Gaitan and Natali Martinez added goals for the No.
The Student Goal Survey (SGS): a 14-item Likert-type instrument designed to measure students' perceptions of the student-led conference and their attitudes toward goals developed by teachers and themselves.
The defender nearest to the player with the ball tightly marks the goal side of the ball and inside of a line from the ball to the near goal post.
Unfortunately, many physicians never ask about the patient's desired goals and results or determine whether what they can achieve is desirable.
The pressures on short-term performance heavily influence the way they set goals, both in terms of the metrics and time frames they coven This creates a culture that is all about meeting quarterly expectations--often at the expense of longer-term value creation.
Furthermore, the process of assisting adventure groups in developing obtainable individual and group goals has become a noted cornerstone of effective adventure facilitation (Gass and Priest 1997).
Phrase your goals using positive language so you'll feel good about what you're trying to accomplish.
If your organization defines leadership as taking initiative, being accountable for outcomes and aligning individual goals to the organization, then this becomes the basis for your expectations of your employees' leadership contributions.
Pathways thoughts reflect a person's perceived capacity to produce cognitive routes to desired goals (Snyder, 1994).
The SCOT emphasizes the role of contextual factors in determining career choice goals and actions.