Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for an executive vice president.

An executive vice president performs the primary task of assisting the president of the company in achieving goals and objective of the company. He/she is the second in command after the company's president and may be called upon to perform certain duties. He/she also ensures that all rules and policies are adhered to.

Besides being the second in command, he/she can perform the following responsibilities; perform duties that he/she may be assigned by the president, in charge of expanding operational performance of the company, help the company attain its overall financial goals and makes reports to the board of directors and the president of the company.

Employee Performance Goals Sample

Employee's Name: Title:
Review Period: __/__/__ to __/__/__ Employee SSN:
Work Location: Supervisor's Name:


  1. Setting Goals: List specific goals in the space provided below each competency under "Performance Goals". Assign an appropriate timeline for each goal as well as numeric or financial terms to measure the goal.
  2. Employee Comments: The employee must comment next to each goal under "Employee Comments" with "Okay" for goals which he/she feels comfortable working with, and "Needs Clarification" for goals which he/she believes need to be discussed further. An employee who is comfortable with all the goals can sign the goals at this stage.
  3. Summary: Give a summary of the total time estimated for the employee to have achieved the goals. State action plans and specific milestones to track the goals. Any additional comments agreed between the employee and the supervisor should be noted here.
  4. Human Resources Review: Human resources personnel must confirm that the goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. He/she must then sign the goals in the "Human Resource" section provided under "Signatures".
  5. Signatures: When discussion of the goals has been completed and consensus has been reached, sign the goals and let the employee sign too. Send the final copy to the human resources for inclusion in the employee's professional records.

Performance Goals for Next Period

Performance Goals

Employee Comments


Manage my emotions well during the process and to have good confidence.

Manage my time well enough so that I do not arrive at the interview place late.

[employee comments goal]

Learn to prepare and research well on the topic before delivering the content.

Practice talking in a very clear and concise way so that the audience can understand.

[employee comments goal]

Stay aware of the company objectives and monitor current trends and developments that may affect implementation of its programs and plans

Build client's confidence using one's knowledge of the company's processes and the external community

[employee comments goal]

Ask participants to state their own purpose in doing this work and articulate what excites them about the future of the company

Determine what goals the company wants to achieve and create strategies and timelines to achieve them

[employee comments goal]

Gain insight on what employee control and influence does to the business

Take an approach that keeps your team focused on their goals

[employee comments goal]

Consistently build your credibility to someone who can be relied upon

Give credit to employees who have worked hard and deserved it

[employee comments goal]

Learn to appreciate emotions and avoid excessive criticism of situations

Learn to monitor physical response such as breathing slow and consciously relaxing body areas that are intense

[employee comments goal]

Find ways to manage and release stress outside of work through talking to friends, exercises, meditation and other hobbies

Try to stay uninvolved with office or department conflicts, drama or politics that undermine one's professional behavior

[employee comments goal]

Learn to make promises and keep them in order to avoid losing one's own credibility, dependability, and integrity

Show willingness to lend a hand on occasion, share one's knowledge and expertise with others and work together for the good of the company

[employee comments goal]

Reward and recognize oneself and others when a goal has been accomplished in order to feel motivated to keep working hard

Ask for regular feedback from others in order to identify own strengths and areas that need improvement

[employee comments goal]


Sections 1-2: To be completed by the supervisor

Section 3: To be completed by the employee

1. Goals completed since last performance feedback

2. Goals for next period

3. Employee comments


I acknowledge that I discussed this performance feedback with my supervisor. My signature does not mean that I agree or disagree with this appraisal.
Employee: Date:
Supervisor: Date:
Human Resources: Date:

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