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Share Responsibility

Do you ever feel like you're doing it all? There is no end to how much work is available for a front line supervisor. The temptation is to do everything you can to make sure that all the work gets done, even if you do it yourself. It doesn't have to be that way. Share the love. Share the work. Match meaningful work to people who will enjoy it. Delegate everyday. Successful supervisors share responsibility. -- Doug Smith

Control Your Goals

I am constantly surprised by people who think they have no control over their goals. Your goals are absolutely under your control. Even when they are commanded to you by others. Even when your organization tells you what they are. The choices (acceptance, focus, persuasion, new direction, change, execution, achievement) are all still up to you (and there are so many more choices than that⁄) Hey you -- your goals are yours. -- Doug Smith

Rinse and Repeat

Find goals that fit you then work them until you outgrow them. Rinse and repeat. -- Doug Smith Do you want to get better and setting and achieving your goals? Our two day workshop "Supervising for Success" can help, and we can bring it to your location. Contact me for details.

Keep Trying

High performance leaders stick to it. They keep working. They find new possibilities. The deepest confidence is rooted in perseverance. Don't give up. -- Doug Smith

High Performance Leaders Stay Creative

Creativity is unlimited. I know that it can FEEL like you're out of ideas. It can FEEL like there's just no inspiration left to solve a problem, achieve a goal, or build a team. But ideas are limitless. High performance leaders open themselves up. They expose themselves to new ideas in fields completely unrelated to their business, just to tease up some unusual combinations and connections. Do what you can to stay creative. Do everything you can to stay creative. You've never used up your last idea. There are always more. -- Doug Smith

Achieving Your Goals: Resist Your Resistance

Goals require change. Big projects force us into areas of uncertainty. Growth can feel uncertain. Setting a noble, powerful goal is essential AND so is the work to bring it about. We will experience resistance to our most powerful goals and sometimes that resistance comes from within. Resist the resistance and power thru. The outcome depends on your work. We might love the goal and still resist the changes that it requires. Recognize your resistance and let it go. It only stands in your way. What goal are you working on today? -- Doug Smith How to achieve your goals is part of the two-day workshop Supervising for Success that you can bring to your location. Contact me today to see how in two days you can develop the clarity, courage, creativity, and compassion it takes to be your best possible leader.

What Are You Waiting For?

Find the flaw and fix it. It's what high performance leaders do. -- Doug Smith Bring our two-day workshop "Supervising for Success" to your location for just $149 per participant for organizations within 50 miles of Newtown, PA. For more info:  Supervising for Success Contact me here:

Achieving Your Goals: You're Built for It

You were designed to achieve your goals. ...and to keep on learning how to do that. -- Doug Smith

Get the Leadership Training You Need

doug smith training develops high performance leadership with clarity, courage, creativity, and compassion. It's tough on the front end, dealing with your team, your customers, and your bosses. Get the leadership training you need to navigate the choppy seas of supervising. "Supervising for Success" is a two-day workshop that helps you to develop: The keys to leadership success Setting and achieving your supervisory goals Communicating for results Building your team Motivating yourself and others Time Management Coaching for performance Leading productive meetings Solving problems Leading ethically and effectively Supervising multiple generations in the workplace Prioritizing and handling multiple projects and goals Contact me today about bringing "Supervising for Success" to your location.


Even a reluctant leader can become a better leader. -- Doug Smith

Stay Open to Ideas

Why would any leader try to suppress a good idea? It's because they don't think it IS a good idea, isn't it? Or maybe it's because they need all of the ideas to be THEIR ideas. Or maybe they are not thinking it thru. There is no point to it. Holding a good idea down will likely strengthen its wings inviting it to fly somewhere else. Then, freed, it can't help you. Open up to those wild ideas. Let your creative side prosper and teach your other sides to listen. Suppressing a good idea is only temporary control. Let go. -- Doug Smith