Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Some Thoughts On Goals

It's real once you set a goal for it.

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The goals that matter shatter barriers.

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If you let someone else tell you what your goals are, don't complain if they don't please you.

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Achieving your goals is one of your top priorities.

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It's not just a wish if you're working on it -- it's a goal to achieve.

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Like it or not you may be remembered as a leader by how successful you were at achieving your goals.

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We achieve our goals in order to achieve our mission.

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When our goals energize us it's easier to energize others.

-- Doug Smith

What goal are you working on today?


Monday, May 29, 2017

Work On Yourself

"Set the kind of goals that will make something of you to achieve them."
-- Jim Rohn

Are you working on yourself today?  How about this week?

There are no days available to skip working on yourself. Learning is a lifetime and daily assignment.

What have you learned today?  That's my favorite question and I ask it several times a day because I do expect to learn MORE than one thing. There's so much to learn. So many goals to realize. It's time to get started, or if you're already in motion (good for you!) to keep going. Relentlessly.

Set big, noble, challenging goals. And then? Then get to work!

-- Doug Smith



Your Goals Are Yours


If you let someone else tell you what your goals are, don't complain if they don't please you.

-- Doug Smith

Friday, May 26, 2017

The Power of Great Goals

How much thought do you give to your goals?

Goals change. We change our goals, and then our goals change us. Recognizing the power behind our goals is important in using that power. Pick ambitious goals. Write noble goals. Work on goals that matter to you.

A great goal gives primary focus to all that you do.

Make it great.

-- Doug Smith


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


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Unfiltered Feedback

Every leader needs feedback from someone who will tell the truth no matter what.

Who is that someone for you?

-- Doug Smith