Photo Jolts! Rick Gilbert Describes What it Looks Like When You ‘Speak Up’ to Executives

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 2)

GET SMART: A CONVERSATION WITH BRIAN REMER (PART 2)

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! Ed Muzio Describes What it Looks Like When You ‘Make Work Great’

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 1)

GET SMART: A CONVERSATION WITH BRIAN REMER (PART 1)

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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The Fitbit Tracker Makes Life Measurable

The Fitbit Tracker Makes Life Measurable

I have a new favorite tool: the Fitbit Ultra. The Fitbit tracks your steps, stairs, calories, miles, and sleep patterns. Even better, it transfers all that data to your computer to produce clear useful reports. The tracking is useful, but the most powerful aspect of the Fitbit is it’s ‘gamification’

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GET SMART: A CONVERSATION WITH RICK GILBERT (PART 4)

GET SMART: A CONVERSATION WITH RICK GILBERT (PART 4)

Rick Gilbert has been called a “communications guru” by Fortune magazine. He is the founder of Powerspeaking, Inc., a cutting-edge speech communication training company. Innovation is the hallmark of every course Rick has created: PowerSpeaking®, HighTechSpeaking®, FastTrackSpeaking®, and Speaking Up®. His new book, “Speaking Up” is one my recommended books

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ARE YOU A WHINER OR DESIGNER?

“CAD Monkeys, Dinosaur Babies, and T-shaped People” describes the design revolution that is occurring all around us. I read it today on the flight to Rochester and highly recommend it. One quote I love – “If you question the way things work but do nothing about it, you’re more whiner

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GET SMART: A CONVERSATION WITH RICK GILBERT (PART 3)

GET SMART: A CONVERSATION WITH RICK GILBERT (PART 3)

Rick Gilbert has been called a “communications guru” by Fortune magazine. He is the founder of Powerspeaking, Inc., a cutting-edge speech communication training company. Innovation is the hallmark of every course Rick has created: PowerSpeaking®, HighTechSpeaking®, FastTrackSpeaking®, and Speaking Up®. His new book, “Speaking Up” is one my recommended books

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A Strong Network is SMART as Hell

Trying to achieve your goals without a strong team or network violates the ‘A’ in SMART – Aggressively Attainable. Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha say it well in “The Start-up of You“: “I vs. We is a false choice. It’s both.” They continue, “Think of it as I raised to

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GET SMART: A CONVERSATION WITH RICK GILBERT (PART 2)

GET SMART: A CONVERSATION WITH RICK GILBERT (PART 2)

Rick Gilbert has been called a “communications guru” by Fortune magazine. He is the founder of Powerspeaking, Inc., a cutting-edge speech communication training company. Innovation is the hallmark of every course Rick has created: PowerSpeaking®, HighTechSpeaking®, FastTrackSpeaking®, and Speaking Up®. His new book, “Speaking Up” is one my recommended books

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Process Mapping is SMART as Hell

Process Mapping is SMART as Hell

  I spent the day today with process mapping guru Dan Madison and it was worth every minute. Dan is the author of the excellent “Process Mapping, Process Improvement, and Process Management” and his workshop is as good as his book. Why am I a fan of process mapping? Well,

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Improve Your SMART Goals, Guaranteed

Improve Your SMART Goals, Guaranteed

A few years ago, Angie and I took a surfing lesson in Lahaina, on the island of Maui. The weather was sunny and warm. The water was perfect. The instructor was great; providing clear direct instruction, while being supportive. But those aren’t the things that impressed me, because I expected

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Art & Wine Festivals are Smart as Hell

Art & Wine Festivals are Smart as Hell

  Angie and I spent a sunny California day today at the Los Altos Arts & Wine festival. When I go to an Art & Wine festival, I know what I’m getting. Art. And wine. Not necessarily in that order. Is your value proposition that clear? This is specific; wine,

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GET SMART: A CONVERSATION WITH RICK GILBERT (PART 1)

GET SMART: A CONVERSATION WITH RICK GILBERT (PART 1)

Rick Gilbert has been called a “communications guru” by Fortune magazine. He is the founder of Powerspeaking, Inc., a cutting-edge speech communication training company. Innovation is the hallmark of every course Rick has created: PowerSpeaking®, HighTechSpeaking®, FastTrackSpeaking®, and Speaking Up®. His new book, “Speaking Up” is one my recommended books

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Are Your Goals SMART as Hell? Find Out with This Online Training

Are Your Goals SMART as Hell? Find Out with This Online Training

Are you struggling to write great goals? Have you taken SMART goal training, but it doesn’t seem to help? Wish that you and those around you could agree on what exceptional performance looks like? Do you want to learn a better way, but don’t have time for an all-day course?

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A Graphic Guide to Writing SMART as Hell Goals

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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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