Saturday, May 20, 2017

Behind the Goal

A life changing goal requires a habit changing plan.

-- Doug Smith

Successful Supervisors Achieve Their Goals

If you'd like to increase and improve your possibilities as a supervisor I can help you with that. It's what I do.

If you and others at your organization would benefit from a two-day workshop on high performance leadership, please contact me about "Supervising for Success." It's over twenty years of leadership experience, tools, methods, and techniques distilled into my "greatest hits." I love delivering this program and I enjoy watching supervisors realize that they CAN get stuff done without ticking people off. Let me show you how.

Contact me here: doug@dougsmithtraining.com

Thursday, May 18, 2017

High Performance Leaders Say What They Want

How clear are your expectations?

Does your team know exactly what you want for results?

Communicating for results means letting the results we want made well known.

High performance leaders say what they want.

How else will you ever get it?

-- Doug Smith


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Stay Vital


Do you enjoy that feeling of being at the top of your game? I do. There's nothing quite like setting a noble and ambitious goal, working hard on the action plan, and then achieving it.

We are most vital in those moments of hard work leading to success. Goals set the target, the plan sets the pace, and the work gets it done.

We are most vital when we are achieving our goals. Why not get started?

-- Doug Smith

Successful Supervisors Achieve Their Goals

If you'd like to increase and improve your possibilities as a supervisor I can help you with that. It's what I do.

If you and others at your organization would benefit from a two-day workshop on high performance leadership, please do contact me about "Supervising for Success." It's over twenty years of leadership experience, tools, methods, and techniques distilled into my "greatest hits." I love delivering this program and I enjoy watching supervisors realize that they CAN get stuff done without ticking people off. Let me show you how.

Contact me here: doug@dougsmithtraining.com

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Resistance Is Feedback



Have you ever set a goal you thought was truly great, only to have it highly resisted when it came time for implementation?

People resist change. What's inside your head ("this will be so much BETTER!") is exactly that: inside your head. People need to see the value. People need to feel the benefits. If they aren't, it could be one of these two mistakes are happening:

1. NOT communicating the value and urgency of your goal, or
2. Setting a goal that HAS no value or urgency

I think you know how to fix whichever it is. Are you getting resistance? That's useful feedback. Fix what needs fixing and the goal will fly!

-- Doug Smith

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Shameless Promotion Department

If you'd like to increase and improve your possibilities as a supervisor I can help you with that. It's what I do.

If you and others at your organization would benefit from a two-day workshop on high performance leadership, please do contact me about "Supervising for Success." It's over twenty years of leadership experience, tools, methods, and techniques distilled into my "greatest hits." I love delivering this program and I enjoy watching supervisors realize that they CAN get stuff done without ticking people off. Let me show you how.

Contact me here: doug@dougsmithtraining.com

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Elevate Your Performance


The picture on this humble little meme is an old one of my dear friends and working partners June and Victor Podagrosi. We were on a Child's Play tour, somewhere in Virginia. Beautiful country, beautiful and talented people. This image is a constant reminder to me of how alive, vital, energized, and productive people can be when they elevate their performance. In our performances for children around the country, both Victor and June demonstrated what constant work, deep involvement, and dedication to a mission can bring.

It inspired me then and it inspires me now.

How can you elevate your performance today?

-- Doug Smith