Why ‘A’ = Aggressively Attainable

Why ‘A’ = Aggressively Attainable

The SMART acronym has been around for over 30 years, but there’s little agreement on what it actually stands for. Based on my studies of over 400 published works that reference the SMART acronym, my application of the SMART framework for more than 15 years, and my discussions with leading

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Are You Willing to Win?

Are You Willing to Win?

Everybody wants to win. Or, to state the opposite, nobody wants to lose. Oh, some people claim they don’t care, but that’s just because the stakes aren’t important to them. Put them in a competition where the stakes are important to them and they will not want to lose. A

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Photo Jolts! How is this Pelican a Metaphor for Charity?

Photo Jolts! How is this Pelican a Metaphor for Charity?

Use anything in this photo as inspiration for your metaphor. How is this photo a metaphor for charity? What about charity 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 Almost Religious Status of Goals

The Almost Religious Status of Goals

Here is a fantastic passage from  “Destructive Goal Pursuit: The Mt. Everest Disaster“, by D. Christopher Kayes: Close identification with the future goal of reaching the summit serves a useful purpose: it appeals to followers with a vision of a desired future. Without the goal the purpose of being a team failed to

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Why ‘M’ = Measurable

Why ‘M’ = Measurable

The SMART acronym has been around for over 30 years, but there’s little agreement on what it actually stands for. Based on my studies of over 400 published works that reference the SMART acronym, my application of the SMART framework for more than 15 years, and my discussions with leading

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Do You Believe in Magic?

Do You Believe in Magic?

I don’t. I don’t believe in pixie dust, divine intervention, voodoo, witchcraft, astrology, crystals, ‘the secret’, spoon-bending, or fortuitous bank transfers from South Africa. I also don’t believe in aliens, fairies, mermaids, leprechauns, nessie, bigfoot, or that manufactured creature named Kim Kardasian. What do I believe in? I do believe

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Photo Jolts! How is this Teahouse a Metaphor for Charity?

Photo Jolts! How is this Teahouse a Metaphor for Charity?

Use anything in this photo as inspiration for your metaphor. How is this photo a metaphor for charity? What about charity 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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Destructive Goal Pursuit on Mt. Everest

Destructive Goal Pursuit on Mt. Everest

Are goals just as likely to create disaster as success? Well, it’s in the Spiderman script – and therefore it must be true – that, “With great power, comes great responsibility”. And there’s no question that goals possess great power. I recently read “Destructive Goal Pursuit: The Mt. Everest Disaster“,

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Why ‘S’ = Specific

Why ‘S’ = Specific

The SMART acronym has been around for over 30 years, but there’s little agreement on what it actually stands for. Based on my studies of over 400 published works that reference the SMART acronym, my application of the SMART framework for more than 15 years, and my discussions with leading

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Your Highest Goals

Your Highest Goals

What are your first thoughts when you wake up in the morning? What about this morning? Can you remember what they were? Take a minute and jot them down. Ok? Let’s look at them. First, you probably had some immediate ‘maintenance’ thoughts: I don’t like Mondays. I have to pee.

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Let’s Date!

Let’s Date!

A couple of years ago, I conducted a survey of more than 18,000 goals. I scored all of these goals against the SMARTometer – our tool for assessing goal quality – and found that only 5% had a date attached to them. Isn’t that incredible? A goal is hardly a

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Photo Jolts! How is this Surfer a Metaphor for Brilliance?

Photo Jolts! How is this Surfer a Metaphor for Brilliance?

Use anything in this photo as inspiration for your metaphor. How is this photo a metaphor for brilliance? What about brilliance 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 Salmon Tower a Metaphor for Brilliance?

Photo Jolts! How is this Salmon Tower a Metaphor for Brilliance?

Use anything in this photo as inspiration for your metaphor. How is this photo a metaphor for brilliance? What about brilliance 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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Towards a Universal Definition of SMART

Towards a Universal Definition of SMART

Based on books that have been published over the past 30 years, authors have created the possibility of over two million variations of the SMART goal acronym. How can this happen? No dictionary entry The SMART acronym is not in the dictionary, so you can’t just look it up. No

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Photo Jolts! How is this La Paz Beach a Metaphor for Brilliance?

Photo Jolts! How is this La Paz Beach a Metaphor for Brilliance?

Use anything in this photo as inspiration for your metaphor. How is this photo a metaphor for brilliance? What about brilliance 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 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!

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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