Goals Set Direction

Goals Set Direction

First and foremost, goals set direction. A clear goal says, ‘this’ is where I am going. Look at a compass. At first glance, we can choose from four directions. Or even eight. In degrees, we have 360 choices. Am I splitting hairs? No. A one degree difference between your path

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You Don’t Need All The Pieces

You Don’t Need All The Pieces

to start solving your puzzle… All you have to do is know where you’re going. The answers will come to you of their own accord. Earl Nightingale Today is the only first day of the year that we’ll have this year. Even if your goal isn’t perfect; or even if

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Are Your Resolutions SMART as Hell?

On December 10th, I was a guest on Robert Thompson’s excellent podcast “Thought Grenades”. Robert and his co-host Mike Neiss shared their goals for the coming year with me and allowed me to run them through the SMARTometer to see if the goals were SMART as Hell. Listen to internet

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If Goals Are the Answer, What is the Question?

If Goals Are the Answer, What is the Question?

Goals don’t exist in a vacuum. They are typically created to address a question – or a bunch of questions – ranging from “What do you want to do this weekend” to “What am I going to be when I grow up?” Here are some the questions that might create

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Do You Have a GPS for Your Life?

Do You Have a GPS for Your Life?

And what if you did? “A goal is to your life as a map is to your journey” Monica Wofford, Contagious Quotations A GPS tells us where we departed from, where our arrival point is, and where we are in relation to the two points. It can also tell us

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Glenn Hughes answers the question, “What are Photo Jolts?”

Glenn Hughes answers the question, “What are Photo Jolts?”

Photo Jolts are – for a facilitator, coach, teacher, parent, or manager – pure gold. Photo Jolts Activity Cards increase clarity, creativity, and conversation for teams and individuals. Photo Jolts can be used at work, at school, or at home. So, if you want to increase energy and ideas, Photo

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GET SMART: A CONVERSATION WITH DAN MADISON (PART 4)

Dan Madison is founder of Value Creation Partners, an organizational consulting and training firm. He’s also author of the best-selling Process Mapping, Process Improvement, and Process Management. He focuses on helping clients increase value through operational improvement, organizational redesign, cost reduction, and strategic planning. Earlier this summer, I attended Dan’s intensive

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GET SMART: A CONVERSATION WITH DAN MADISON (PART 3)

Dan Madison is founder of Value Creation Partners, an organizational consulting and training firm. He’s also author of the best-selling Process Mapping, Process Improvement, and Process Management. He focuses on helping clients increase value through operational improvement, organizational redesign, cost reduction, and strategic planning. Earlier this summer, I attended Dan’s intensive

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GET SMART: A CONVERSATION WITH DAN MADISON (PART 2)

Dan Madison is founder of Value Creation Partners, an organizational consulting and training firm. He’s also author of the best-selling Process Mapping, Process Improvement, and Process Management. He focuses on helping clients increase value through operational improvement, organizational redesign, cost reduction, and strategic planning. Earlier this summer, I attended Dan’s intensive

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Tell Your Story in Seven Sentences (or Less)

Tell Your Story in Seven Sentences (or Less)

This month sees the release of “HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations“, the third excellent book by presentation design goddess Nancy Duarte. In this book, as in Resonate, Nancy shares my ‘Seven-Sentence-Story’ template. It’s a method that makes stores easy to write, easy to deliver, and easy to understand. Here’s a free

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GET SMART: A CONVERSATION WITH DAN MADISON (PART 1)

GET SMART: A CONVERSATION WITH DAN MADISON (PART 1)

Dan Madison is founder of Value Creation Partners, an organizational consulting and training firm. He’s also author of the best-selling Process Mapping, Process Improvement, and Process Management. He focuses on helping clients increase value through operational improvement, organizational redesign, cost reduction, and strategic planning. Earlier this summer, I attended Dan’s intensive

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Photo Jolts! Thiagi Describes What Learning Looks Like

Photo Jolts! are two to five minute activities that use photography to create hours of discussion and hundreds of ideas. They make perfect icebreakers at meetings or training events; they are great for stimulating creativity and innovative ideas; and they create dialog around topics that might normally be considered boring

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GET SMART: A CONVERSATION WITH BRIAN REMER (PART 4)

GET SMART: A CONVERSATION WITH BRIAN REMER (PART 4)

Brian Remer is creative learning director of The Firefly Group, specialists in the use of interactive learning strategies to help businesses and other organizations achieve their goals. Brian blends information, discussion, games, and participant input to insure involvement and commitment from everyone. He has consulted with organizations affiliated with the state

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Photo Jolts! Robert Thompson Describes What Leadership Looks Like

Photo Jolts! are two to five minute activities that use photography to create hours of discussion and hundreds of ideas. They make perfect icebreakers at meetings or training events; they are great for stimulating creativity and innovative ideas; and they create dialog around topics that might normally be considered boring

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GET SMART: A CONVERSATION WITH BRIAN REMER (PART 3)

GET SMART: A CONVERSATION WITH BRIAN REMER (PART 3)

Brian Remer is creative learning director of The Firefly Group, specialists in the use of interactive learning strategies to help businesses and other organizations achieve their goals. Brian blends information, discussion, games, and participant input to insure involvement and commitment from everyone. He has consulted with organizations affiliated with the state

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With a mission to help "Change Your World One Goal at a Time", SMART as Hell provides books, videos, coaching, and training programs for individuals, teams, organizations, coaches, and facilitators.

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A Graphic Guide to Writing SMART as Hell Goals

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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SMART as Hell Advice

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SMART as Hell Advice

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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Photo Jolts!

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Photo Jolts!

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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