PhotoJolts! How is this Leopard a Metaphor for Leadership?

PhotoJolts! How is this Leopard 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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The Four Slices of Evaluation

The Four Slices of Evaluation

We are all being evaluated. And we are all evaluators. But how do we evaluate? By making two choices. Will I evaluate qualitatively or quantitatively?  Sometimes we evaluate ‘qualitatively’, by using words: She’s a lousy artist. They’re a funny group of people. What a smooth talker. It’s a very innovative

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Jazz Sucks: A Rant

Jazz Sucks: A Rant

“He’s fat”. “She’s smart”. “That outfit rocks”. “Jazz sucks”. “That’s bullshit”! We cannot help but judge. It’s part of our programming. We can hope to do it gently. We can hope to reduce the bias and prejudice that informs our judgment. We can even hope that our judgment adds value.

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I Really Want to Know…

I Really Want to Know…

Answering the question “Who are you?” is definitely SMART as Hell. If you expect people to trust you; if you want to have a strong brand; if you want to feel good about yourself; then you need to be able to answer Pete Townsend’s point-blank question, “Who the ‘f’ are

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Refusing Evaluation

Refusing Evaluation

So you don’t want to give or receive evaluation? That’s not uncommon. The 360 assessments run by both Franklin-Covey and The Leadership Challenge show that ‘asking for feedback’ rates among the least frequent behaviors of survey participants. But why wouldn’t we want feedback? Here are a few reasons I’ve heard

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Who Are You?

Who Are You?

This is a pretty scary question. And here is a pretty scary answer: And more than anything else, the self represents the hierarchy of goals that we have built up, bit by bit, over the years – Mihaly Csikzentmihaly, Flow Simply put – We are our goals. What does these

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We Are Evaluation Machines

We Are Evaluation Machines

When we’re not asking to be evaluated, we’re evaluating others. Constantly. You don’t believe me? Think about your first two waking hours today. Here’s a list of some of the evaluations I made on a typical morning: How do I feel? How’s the weather outside? Is the shower water hot

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How Do I Create Flow?

How Do I Create Flow?

When Psychologist Mihaly Csikzentmihaly coined the phrase ‘flow’, he was talking about a state of optimal experience where people were fully engaged in an activity and ‘time flew by’. Many of the best examples of this flow state comes from games: Angry Birds, Sudoku, Solitaire. It’s a state that, when

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Why Do We Seek Evaluation?

Why Do We Seek Evaluation?

Evaluation is painful. Most people would agree on that. And yet, we seek constantly seek it out. Why? All forms of evaluation – whether it’s called feedback, assessment, review, grading, input, audit, or scorecards – serve two purposes: Evaluation fixes the value or worth of an object (people, products, or

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Can Goals Save Your Life?

Can Goals Save Your Life?

Psychologist Mihaly Ciskzentimihaly’s words seem to indicate so. Without them (goals), mental processes become random and feelings tend to deteriorate rapidly. –Mihaly Csikzentmihaly, Flow I mentioned earlier this week that I know a few people who are literally ‘without goals’. They don’t have conscious goals. They don’t have unconscious goals.

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We Invite Evaluation

We Invite Evaluation

Despite the fact that evaluation can be borderline traumatizing, we invite it. Just look at programs like American Idol, Dancing With the Stars, Project Runway, or Top Chef. People are willing to undergo humiliation for an opportunity to showcase their talents and get feedback. We’re constantly asking: Do you like

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Want to Focus Psychic Energy?

Want to Focus Psychic Energy?

I love this quote: They (goals) focus psychic energy, establish priorities, and thus create order in consciousness” – Mihaly Csikzentmihaly, Flow Sometimes, I tell my students we’re going to do a ‘psychic energy’ exercise and then I have them write goals. It’s a provocative way to start the exercise, because

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Lessons from a Desert Canyon

Lessons from a Desert Canyon

I’ve had many people tell me that they feel like goals are a ‘death sentence’. Others have told me that good goals are as scarce as ‘water in the desert’. Comments like that made Death Valley National Park a perfect place to talk about goals. Death Valley is full of

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We Are ALL Being Evaluated

We Are ALL Being Evaluated

We are evaluated every day. It doesn’t matter who we are – parent or child, teacher or student, coach or athlete, executive or intern. And it doesn’t matter where we go. We are evaluated at home, at work, at school, at play. We are eternally under the evaluation microscope… and

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Why Have Goals?

Why Have Goals?

It’s a fair question, in a Zen sort of way. There are even books about it: “Living Without A Goal” by James Ogilvy and “Goal-Free Living” by Stephen Shapir, are two books that – at least in title – advocate a goalless life. Truth be told, neither book actually goes

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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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