Meet Your Serving Men

Meet Your Serving Men

Too often it seems like we’re alone in our efforts to achieve our goals. This situation can occur for a number of reasons: We don’t like to admit we’re struggling. We don’t know where to turn for help. Our friends and colleagues are too busy. Experts are too expensive. So,

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Photo Jolts! How is this Bartender a Metaphor for Leadership?

Photo Jolts! How is this Bartender a Metaphor for Leadership?

Use anything in this photo as inspiration for your metaphor. How is this photo a metaphor for good leadership? How is this photo a metaphor for bad leadership? What about leadership is missing from this photo? Share your responses below. Drive coaching, team building, or creativity exercises with PhotoJolts! activity

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What Do You Want From Me?

What Do You Want From Me?

This is the million dollar question. We direct this question to our managers. We direct it to our customers. We direct it to our spouses and partners. We direct it to our parents. We direct it to our children. We direct it to bureaucrats. We ask when we’re confused, frustrated,

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Photo Jolts! How is this Cherry Blossom a Metaphor for Leadership?

Photo Jolts! How is this Cherry Blossom a Metaphor for Leadership?

Use anything in this photo as inspiration for your metaphor. How is this photo a metaphor for good leadership? How is this photo a metaphor for bad leadership? What about leadership is missing from this photo? Share your responses below. Drive coaching, team building, or creativity exercises with PhotoJolts! activity

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Evaluating Through Metrics

Evaluating Through Metrics

This week, we’ve looked at evaluating through Intuition, Deliberation, and Rubrics. Why?Because evaluation is a part of our lives: we all evaluate, we are all being evaluated, and we all invite evaluation. The final type of evaluation is overused when it’s easy, and underused when it’s difficult. It’s called ‘Metrics’. Metric evaluation is the quantitative assessment

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Three Secrets to Requesting Feedback

Three Secrets to Requesting Feedback

Are you a god? If you think the answer is yes, please keep it to yourself. If you’re leaning towards ‘no’, then you’re probably aware that your human status limits the number of activities you can successfully participate in. You probably cannot fly. Even if you can, you should not

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Photo Jolts! How is this Scene a Metaphor for Leadership?

Photo Jolts! How is this Scene a Metaphor for Leadership?

Use anything in this photo as inspiration for your metaphor. How is this photo a metaphor for good leadership? How is this photo a metaphor for bad leadership? What about leadership is missing from this photo? Share your responses below. Drive coaching, team building, or creativity exercises with PhotoJolts! activity

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Evaluating Through Rubrics

Evaluating Through Rubrics

Evaluation is a part of our lives: we all evaluate, we are all being evaluated, and we all invite evaluation. When accuracy, transparency, and consistency are critical to an evaluation, we often struggle. There is, however, a very powerful – though underused – method for these types of evaluation. These are called ‘Rubrics’. Rubric

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Thank You, Sir. May I Please Have Another?

Thank You, Sir. May I Please Have Another?

Evaluation is stress inducing, uncomfortable, and – more often than not – unpleasant. So why should we bother? Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things. – Winston Churchill

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Photo Jolts! How is this Breakfast Table a Metaphor for Leadership?

Photo Jolts! How is this Breakfast Table a Metaphor for Leadership?

Use anything in this photo as inspiration for your metaphor. How is this photo a metaphor for good leadership? How is this photo a metaphor for bad leadership? What about leadership is missing from this photo? Share your responses below. Drive coaching, team building, or creativity exercises with PhotoJolts! activity

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Evaluating Through Deliberation

Evaluating Through Deliberation

As we’ve discussed on this site, we all evaluate, we are all being evaluated, and we all invite evaluation. While most of our assessments are ‘intuitive’, sometimes some of us put a little more care and thought into our evaluation.I call this ‘Deliberation’. Deliberative evaluation is the qualitative assessment of criteria or competencies. Common deliberative phrases include:

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Would You Rather Be A Judge Or An Ass?

Would You Rather Be A Judge Or An Ass?

This is a trick question, according to an old Indian proverb. Never stand in front of a judge or behind a donkey. – Indian proverb (Facts on File Dictionary of Proverbs, Martin H. Manser) When a behavior is being compared to the back end of a donkey, it’s probably a

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PhotoJolts! How is the Taj Mahal a Metaphor for Leadership?

PhotoJolts! How is the Taj Mahal a Metaphor for Leadership?

Use anything in this photo as inspiration for your metaphor. How is this photo a metaphor for good leadership? How is this photo a metaphor for bad leadership? What about leadership is missing from this photo? Share your responses below. Drive coaching, team building, or creativity exercises with PhotoJolts! activity

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Evaluating through Intuition

Evaluating through Intuition

As we’ve discussed on this site, we all evaluate, we are all being evaluated, and we all invite evaluation. From the moment we wake, we move through evaluations of the weather, our energy level, our physical appearance, our need for coffee, and a hundred other judgements. Most of these assessments are

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Vote Yourself Off This Island

Vote Yourself Off This Island

Everyone wants to judge, while no one wants to be judged. That sets up an interesting contradiction, because the judge always gets judged on their judgment. Judging is a lonely job in which a man is, as near as may be, an island entire. – Abe Fortas Managers know this.

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A Graphic Guide to Writing SMART as Hell Goals follows Mickey, a new employee, on his journey from SMART to SMART as Hell. In this fast paced comic book by award-winning author Glenn Hughes, you’ll watch Mickey rebound from a failed meeting with his boss Amy, by getting clarity around his

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Do your goals lack punch? Are you struggling for the motivation to realize your dreams? Do you sometimes wish you could get a nice pat on the back AND a good kick in the butt? SMART as Hell Advice is your antidote. In this book, award-winning goal expert Glenn Hughes gathers

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Looking to increase clarity, creativity, and conversation?  Photo Jolts! shows you how to leverage the power of photographs to improve yourself, your team, or your organization. Master trainer Thiagi and SMART as Hell.com founder Glenn Hughes share 51 activities (with over 300 variations) that are tested and proven to help participants

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