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“Objectives are not fate; they are directions. They are not commands; they are commitments. They do not determine the future, they are a means to mobilize the resources and energies of the business for the making of the future.”– Peter Drucker This is a brilliant response (like there’s any other

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“Focus on eliminating anyting that doesn’t serve the fulfillment of your goals”.– Michael J. Gelb & Sarah Miller Caldicott, Innovate Like Edison I can’t say it any more clearly than that… Share this:

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“Become a milestone activitist”– Tom Peters, The little BIG Things Tom gets it. Do you?Milestones = targets.Milestones = feedback.Milestones = momentum. Do you think you can be successful without any of those? I don’t, and neither does Tom. Share this:

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“I believe in starting each project with a stated goal”– Twyla Tharp, The Creative Habit I find it interesting that all successful people – even creatives – use goals (in some form) to achieve their aims. Twyla Tharp is a world-famous dance choreography, and goals are just as important to

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“If you want to make a stand, help others make a stand, and if you want to reach your goal, help others reach their goal.”– Confucius Wow, there’s a lesson for managers. You want employees to push towards organizational goals? Show them how it meets their goals as well. And

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“If you start me up, if you start me up I’ll never stop.” – The Rolling Stones Mick Jagger on the art of management? Probably not, but there is a lesson in there for all managers. It doesn’t take a lot to get your employees going (unless, of course, you

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“As if you could kill time without injuring eternity!”– Henry David Thoreau Share this:

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“Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you?”– Foo Fighters I love this song and I love this line, because it’s asking two questions. Is someone getting the best of you, as in ‘taking advantage of you’? Is someone getting the best of you, as

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Spreading Good Fortune…

Chinese Lion Dance, Chinatown Angie and I are in San Francisco this week. I’m presenting at the ISPI (International Society for Performance Improvement) Conference 2010. I’ll be speaking about SMART goals, but really – like this Lion Dancer we saw in Chinatown yesterday – I’m hoping to spread good fortune.

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“I dread success. To have succeeded is to have finished one’s business on earth, like the male spider, who is killed by the female the moment he has succeeded in his courtship. I like a state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not far behind.” – George

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“I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.”– Douglas Adams This sounds a lot like me. When I set my own deadlines, there’s a 90% chance that I will miss them. I need someone else to set deadlines for me – something real. Schedule

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Learning Moments: Go to the source

Mission Ranch, Carmel, California Many years ago, we were kayaking on the Sea of Cortez near Loreto, Mexico. Our good friend, Bill Bengele, was catching fish and asked if we wanted to eat them. I asked if they would taste good. Bill looked at me for a moment and then

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“Live can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives”.– Viktor Frankl I love this quote for the visual it forms of internal drives and external motivations. Stop for a moment, think about something important you’re about to do, and ask – Am I

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“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes”.– Andrew Carnegie This statement is true for life, true for work, and very true for the classroom. Learning without goals is just fast food for the mind. Unless you have

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“Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit”.– George Carlin George’s observation aligns very closely with the research of the Gallup Organization, which shows that only 20% of US workers are ‘actively engaged’ at work. The rest are ‘disengaged’

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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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SMART as Hell Advice

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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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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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