Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Even High Performance Leaders Follow

Are you a great follower?

High performance leaders know the value of a useful, enthusiastic follower. That's not someone who follows regardless of the merit of the mission or the value of the goal. Those traits matter. But when they are in place and without doubt, the mission and the goal should propel us forward -- as leaders and, when the situation calls for it, as followers.

We don't all lead at the same time. Sometimes even high performance leaders must follow.

What are you following today?

-- Doug Smith

Monday, April 24, 2017

Work Your Coolest Goal

Are you giving your goals all the help they need?

Identify your biggest, best, coolest goal. Now, work that today...

-- Doug Smith

Friday, April 14, 2017

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Satisfying Noble Goals

Have you thought about how important your goals are today?

We write them, we save them, and sometimes we work on them. What if we saw how vitally important our goals really are? What if we acted relentlessly on our plan to achieve them?

This could help: make your goals noble. Strive to accomplish something so big that the world is a better place and you are a better person.

What could be more satisfying that improving health, establishing peace, and encouraging love by achieving your goals.

-- Doug Smith

Monday, March 13, 2017

Develop Your People

You can't build a great team without developing your people.

Find them the right projects. Get them sufficient training. Coach them everyday.

What is a high performance leaders most important job? Developing your people!

-- Doug Smith

Saturday, March 11, 2017

How to bring fast, affordable leadership training to your location

Supervising for Success
Developing your front line leadership skills

Two things happen when you are promoted to supervisor. First, you lose your team's best technical performer (because that was you!) and second, you are thrust into a job that requires a completely new set of skills. 

Working side-by-side and setting a great example with customers is a good place to start, but supervisors and managers need so much more. In this in-person workshop you will explore, discover, and practice these key leadership skills:

  • Develop leadership capacity, strength and flexibility
  • Set and achieve your supervisory goals
  • Handle critical conversations confidently
  • Build collaborative, cohesive, results-based teams
  • Develop more motivation in yourself, your team members, and your colleagues
  • Delegate work that develops your team
  • Improve productivity
  • Coach to improve performance
  • Facilitate highly productive meetings
  • Solve team problems collaboratively
  • Practice preventing and responding to your most common supervisory challenges
  • Plan, align, and prioritize your work to optimize your results

What to ExpectYou’ll take advantage of your natural gifts and strengths while developing the ability to grow and utilize the other essential leadership skills.

Who Should Attend

Supervisors, front line leaders, and team members preparing to move into leadership. 

Length of Program 

One day accelerated overview, or
Two-day intensive with more practice developing the skills you need most.

For more information on how to bring this workshop to your location, please contact me:


Move Ahead

The right goal needs no justification.

-- Doug Smith