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Sivasailam 'Thiagi' Thiagarajan's Foreword to "A Graphic Guide to Writing SMART as Hell Goals

"A Graphic Guide to Writing SMART as Hell Goals" is the latest book goal expert Glenn Hughes, award-winning co-author of "Photo Jolts!"

This fast-paced comic-book follows Mickey, a struggling new employee on his journey from smart to SMART as Hell. In this book, you'll watch Mickey rebound from a failed meeting with his boss, Amy, by getting clear about his goals and actions.

With his trademark wit, a comic book rendering of interactive learning legend Thiagi provides the foreword for "A Graphic Guide to Writing SMART as Hell Goals".

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Sivasailam 'Thiagi' Thiagarajan's Foreword to "A Graphic Guide to Writing SMART as Hell Goals

  1. 1. Sivasailam ‘Thiagi’ Thiagarajan’s Foreword for “A Graphic Guide to Writing SMART as Hell Goals” SMARTasHell.com
  2. 2. I have been following Glenn Hughes’s professional life for a long, long time and have come to the conclusion that Glenn is not a writer. He is not an artist. He is not a trainer, gamer, or curator. SMARTasHell.com
  3. 3. The label I would use to describe Glenn’s professional skill set is “designer”. SMARTasHell.com
  4. 4. Glenn does not merely write. He designs messages and job aids that help people master principles and procedures. SMARTasHell.com
  5. 5. Glenn does not merely create games. Nor does he merely train others. He designs experiences that engage his participants and players. SMARTasHell.com
  6. 6. Glenn does not merely Create graphics. He artfully arranges words and white space and colors in his cards and his books. Everything he designs is functional and attractive. SMARTasHell.com
  7. 7. You see, Glenn is an engineer and an artist, a leader and a follower, a teacher and a learner, an analyst and a synthesizer. SMARTasHell.com
  8. 8. I can deconstruct the activities and the artifacts in this Graphic Guide to Writing Smart as Hell Goals to reinforce my point. But, alas, nobody reads lengthy forewords. SMARTasHell.com
  9. 9. So enough of this foreword. Let’s go forward to the tools and the practices of smart as hell. Sivasailam ‘thiagi’ thiagarajan Resident mad scientist for the thiagi group Author of jolts! and Thiagi’s 100 favorite games Bloomington, Indiana Thiagi.com
  10. 10. Available now at Amazon.com and SMARTasHell.com Coming soon to iTunes and Barnes and Noble 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, you’ll watch Mickey rebound from a failed meeting with his boss, Amy, by getting clear about his goals and actions. Written for anyone who sets or receives goals, Mickey’s story will benefit employees, leaders, managers, trainers, teachers, coaches, financial consultants, therapists, and HR professionals. A Graphic Guide to Writing SMART as Hell Goals is packed with tools, tips, and techniques for driving action, alignment, and achievement. On this journey, you’ll learn to: • Assess the effectiveness of a goal using the SMARTometer Lite • Measure of quality of data using the Data Confidence Rubric • Identify whether a goal is Aggressively S.E.T. • Predict the intended and unintended consequences of a goal or action using the Ripple Map • Brainstorm the ingredients of a goal using the SMARTsheet • Create a SMART as Hell goal, using the SMARTstoryboard “Glenn is a walking encyclopedia of the best thinking on management, leadership, and collaboration. Every manager and leader needs SMART as Hell. Like the great coach he is, Glenn prods, provokes action, entertains, and inspires.” - Edward Muzio, author, Make Work Great & Four Secrets to Liking Your Work “Glenn is especially strong at taking seemingly unconnected concepts and putting them together in such a way as to make something innovative and useful. He understands the need for tools that all of us can use.” - Jim Kirkpatrick, PhD, Co-author of Training on Trial, Evaluating Training Programs, and Implementing the Four Levels “The bottom line is that Glenn really is SMART as Hell. Now his genius is available for all to use. It’s at your fingertips; it’s within eyesight; and it’s within hearing distance, depending on which format of this book you’ve gained access to.” - Brent Bloom, Vice-President, Applied Materials Inc.

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