SMART as Hell Tools: The Leadership Challenge Journey Map

SMART as Hell Tools: The Leadership Challenge Journey Map

Tuesday is ‘Toolsday’ at SMART as Hell. In two weeks, Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner will celebrate 25 years of Leadership Challenge at their annual forum. The 5th edition of their seminal work will be released after the conference. While I won’t be able to make it, I would highly

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Take Your Goals from SMART to SMART as Hell!

Are you frustrated by misalignment during performance reviews or evaluations? Do you wast time and energy trying to understand what’s expected of you? Do you struggle to create alignment between you and your employees, clients, managers, customers, vendors, teachers, or family? If you answered yes to any of these questions,

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GET SMART: A CONVERSATION WITH ROBERT H. THOMPSON (PART 4)

Robert Thompson is the author of The Offsite: A Leadership Challenge Fable (Jossey-Bass, 2008) and host of Robert Thompson’s Thought Grenades – a leadership podcast.  His website claims, “Robert’s fusion of real-life stories and conversational techniques connect with his audience at an intimate, intense and individual level” and I can assure

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GET SMART: A CONVERSATION WITH ROBERT H. THOMPSON (PART 3)

Robert Thompson is the author of The Offsite: A Leadership Challenge Fable (Jossey-Bass, 2008) and host of Robert Thompson’s Thought Grenades – a leadership podcast.  His website claims, “Robert’s fusion of real-life stories and conversational techniques connect with his audience at an intimate, intense and individual level” and I can assure

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SMART as Hell Tools: Business Model Canvas

SMART as Hell Tools: Business Model Canvas

Tuesday is ‘Toolsday’ at SMART as Hell. I’ve been meaning to write about the book, Business Model Generation for awhile now. It’s a great book that challenges you to not just innovate your product, but also to innovate your business model using the Business Model Canvas: a fantastic framework. In fact, the Business

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GET SMART: A CONVERSATION WITH ROBERT H. THOMPSON (PART 2)

Robert Thompson is the author of The Offsite: A Leadership Challenge Fable (Jossey-Bass, 2008) and host of Robert Thompson’s Thought Grenades – a leadership podcast.  His website claims, “Robert’s fusion of real-life stories and conversational techniques connect with his audience at an intimate, intense and individual level” and I can assure

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SMART as Hell Tools: SUCCESS Made to Stick

Tuesday is ‘Toolsday’ at SMART as Hell. One of my favorite books of the past few years is “Made to Stick“. I like the writing. I like the exercises. Most of all, I like that it is actionable. I was able to take ideas from the book and immediately apply

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GET SMART: A CONVERSATION WITH ROBERT H. THOMPSON (PART 1)

GET SMART: A CONVERSATION WITH ROBERT H. THOMPSON (PART 1)

Robert Thompson is the author of The Offsite: A Leadership Challenge Fable (Jossey-Bass, 2008) and host of Robert Thompson’s Thought Grenades – a leadership podcast.  His website claims, “Robert’s fusion of real-life stories and conversational techniques connect with his audience at an intimate, intense and individual level” and I can assure

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SMART as Hell Tools: The Johari Window

Tuesday is ‘Toolsday’ at SMART as Hell. The Johari Window – today’s tool – is a model I use to discuss ‘blind spots’ with clients. The model shows four ‘windows’ that represent aspects of yourself, which are: Open/Free – you know and others know Blind Spots – others know, but

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Smart as hell in china

I had a great time leading a SMART as Hell session yesterday in beautiful Suzhou, China After learning the different types of evaluation and how they impact goals, teams are seen constructing a rubric to assess photography. Thanks to everyone for a great day! Share this:

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Get SMART: A Conversation with Ed Muzio (Part 4)

Get SMART: A Conversation with Ed Muzio (Part 4)

Ed Muzio is the author of the award-winning books Make Work Great (McGraw-Hill, 2010) and Four Secrets to Liking Your Work (FT Press, 2008). His analytical approach to human productivity has been featured in national and international media, including CBS, Fox Business News and The New York Post; he is a regular contributor on CBS Interactive, The

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SMART as Hell Tools: The Mackay 66

Tuesday is ‘Toolsday’ at SMART as Hell. This week I’m featuring Harvey Mackay, author of one of the first business books I ever read, “How to Swim with the Sharks  Without Being Eaten Alive“. Released in 1988, it’s still relevant. Almost 25 years later, I still remember his focus on

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Blogging from an iPhone

I’m testing the art of blogging from an iPhone today, using the WordPress app. If it works, it will be very cool! How many of you post to a blog from a phone? Share this:

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Get SMART: A Conversation with Ed Muzio (Part 3)

Get SMART: A Conversation with Ed Muzio (Part 3)

Ed Muzio is the author of the award-winning books Make Work Great (McGraw-Hill, 2010) and Four Secrets to Liking Your Work (FT Press, 2008). His analytical approach to human productivity has been featured in national and international media, including CBS, Fox Business News and The New York Post; he is a regular contributor on CBS Interactive, The

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SMART as Hell Tools: Brain Rules

Tuesday is ‘Toolsday’ at SMART as Hell. (okay it’s Wednesday… sue me…) John Medina’s “Brain Rules” is one of my 10 favorite books of the past five years. If you care at all about thinking, learning, teaching, or just being smart (let alone ‘SMART as Hell’), you must read this

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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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