What’s Your Mission?

What’s Your Mission?

I’ve spent the better part of the past three days discussing missions, purposes, and the meaning of life with a number of my colleagues. A few of the conversations were about our company. A few of the conversations were about my team. A few of the conversations were more personal:

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Photo Jolts! How are these Apartments a Metaphor for Design?

Photo Jolts! How are these Apartments a Metaphor for Design?

Use anything in this photo as inspiration for your metaphor. How is this photo a metaphor for design? What about design is missing from this photo? Share your responses below. Drive coaching, team building, or creativity exercises with PhotoJolts! activity cards. Learn more at PhotoJolts.com Share this:

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Photo Jolts! How is this Image a Metaphor for Design?

Photo Jolts! How is this Image a Metaphor for Design?

Use anything in this photo as inspiration for your metaphor. How is this photo a metaphor for design? What about design is missing from this photo? Share your responses below. Drive coaching, team building, or creativity exercises with PhotoJolts! activity cards. Learn more at PhotoJolts.com   Share this:

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The Danger in Compliance Goals

The Danger in Compliance Goals

Compliance or ‘maintenance’ goals are mankind’s most dangerous threat to greatness. I define compliance goals as any goal where the target is: A ‘must-do’ Relatively ‘low-hanging-fruit’. There are few performance barriers. Should be performed 95% or higher, or 5% or lower Not doing it should get you fired (or at

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Bugs Bunny gives a lesson on Fanaticism

Bugs Bunny gives a lesson on Fanaticism

It’s one of the enduring questions… And it can often decide whether you’re SMART as Hell. How do I know if I’ve given too little? How do I know if I’ve given enough? How do I know if I’ve gone too far? Well, one way you can know is to

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Photo Jolts! How is this Temple Sculpture a Metaphor for Death?

Photo Jolts! How is this Temple Sculpture a Metaphor for Death?

Use anything in this photo as inspiration for your metaphor. How is this photo a metaphor for death? What about death is missing from this photo? Share your responses below. Drive coaching, team building, or creativity exercises with PhotoJolts! activity cards. Learn more at PhotoJolts.com Share this:

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Photo Jolts! How is this Chinese Dish a Metaphor for Death?

Photo Jolts! How is this Chinese Dish a Metaphor for Death?

Use anything in this photo as inspiration for your metaphor. How is this photo a metaphor for death? What about death is missing from this photo? Share your responses below. Drive coaching, team building, or creativity exercises with PhotoJolts! activity cards. Learn more at PhotoJolts.com   Share this:

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A Focus on Focus

A Focus on Focus

My friend Tomo always likes to say, “We’re just like crows, easily distracted by shiny objects”. I wish it weren’t true, but it’s tough to argue with – especially in a culture where we’re so proud of our inability to focus that we gave it a name: multi-tasking. Never mind

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Photo Jolts! How is this Sloth a Metaphor for Death?

Photo Jolts! How is this Sloth a Metaphor for Death?

Use anything in this photo as inspiration for your metaphor. How is this photo a metaphor for death? What about death is missing from this photo? Share your responses below. Drive coaching, team building, or creativity exercises with PhotoJolts! activity cards. Learn more at PhotoJolts.com   Share this:

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My SMART as Hell Journey: Reward

My SMART as Hell Journey: Reward

In 1993, I wrote my first SMART as Hell goal. Up to that point, I had spent five years working hard, getting great reviews, and producing strong results. I had not, however, spent any time managing my career. As a result, I had fallen behind my colleagues in both title and pay. So,

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Riches vs. Enrichment

Riches vs. Enrichment

In 2008, I had a very good year at work. I took on a number of key projects and delivered on those projects with great results. That fall, I received the biggest bonus of my career, as well as the biggest raise of my career. Unfortunately, our business was softening

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Photo Jolts! How is this Cactus Flower a Metaphor for Death?

Photo Jolts! How is this Cactus Flower a Metaphor for Death?

Use anything in this photo as inspiration for your metaphor. How is this photo a metaphor for death? What about death is missing from this photo? Share your responses below. Drive coaching, team building, or creativity exercises with PhotoJolts! activity cards. Learn more at PhotoJolts.com   Share this:

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My SMART as Hell Journey: Action

My SMART as Hell Journey: Action

I wrote my first SMART as Hell goal in 1993. After five years of hard work, great results, and excellent reviews, I found myself on a one-year assignment in Japan. I also found myself – surprisingly – lagging behind my colleagues in salary and title. While I had worked hard

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Counting Calories

Counting Calories

The advice couldn’t simpler or clearer, “If you want to lose weight, burn more calories than you eat”. So, all you have to do is figure out how many calories that you’re eating and then subtract the calories that you’re burning. That’s all… “The trouble with measurement is its seeming simplicity.” –

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Photo Jolts! How is this Scene a Metaphor for Death?

Photo Jolts! How is this Scene a Metaphor for Death?

Use anything in this photo as inspiration for your metaphor. How is this photo a metaphor for death? What about death is missing from this photo? Share your responses below. Drive coaching, team building, or creativity exercises with PhotoJolts! activity cards. Learn more at PhotoJolts.com   Share this:

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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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