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Amazon Flywheel transformed its business - Bezonomics

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jun 1, 2020

Your stock has dropped from $107 down to $6 a share. Wall Street predicts your company will run out of cash by yearend.

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Topics: Turning the Flywheel, Flywheel, bezonomics, brian dumaine, climb out of covid-19, virtuous cycle

Ask Better Questions – Leadership is Language

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 25, 2020

Being curious about what someone else thinks is the foundation of asking good questions.

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Topics: employee performance, questions, Leadership Is Language, David Marquet

How Language Sunk the El Faro – Leadership is Language

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 18, 2020

This blog is not about the sinking of the merchant ship, El Faro.

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Topics: Mastering Leadership, Leadership Decisions, Leadership Is Language, David Marquet, Redwork - Bluework, EMBRACING VS. REDUCING VARIABILITY

Indistractable - Control Your Attention – Handle Distraction

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 11, 2020

Whether it’s the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 or not, I’ve found myself being more distracted than ever.

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Topics: employee performance, performance, Focus, productivity, Indistractable, Nir Eyal, Distraction

Indistractable – Distraction is Your Enemy

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 4, 2020

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”  ~Sun Tzu

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Topics: employee performance, performance, Focus, productivity, Indistractable, Nir Eyal

How to Avoid Willful Blindness

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 27, 2020

The problem with willful blindness is, we are unaware of our it.

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Topics: employee performance, customer and employee feedback, Work Environment, Willful Blindness

What is Willful Blindness

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 20, 2020

What is willful blindness?

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Topics: Employee Feedback, employee performance, Work Environment, Willful Blindness

What Your Employees Need from You Now

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 13, 2020

You’re leading your business through an unprecedented time in history and our world economy.

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Topics: employee engagement, Q12, Gallup's Q12 Employee Engagement Survey, Employee Wellbeing, Coronavirus

Leadership – What’s Your Motive?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 6, 2020

Patrick Lencioni’s, feels he should have written his new book, The Motive, first.  He almost decided not to write it because one of the leaders he admires most, Alan Mullaly, disagreed with him on leadership involves suffering.

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Topics: leadership, Patrick Lencioni, leadership commitment, Purpose, Effective Leadership, Leadership Core Behavior, The Motive

Work From Home – Working from a Hospital Room: Cancer Cured Book Excerpt

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Mar 30, 2020

In 2012 I was hospitalized with Acute Myeloid Leukemia for nearly 7 months.

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, Work Environment, Employee Wellbeing, Remote Working, Cancer Cured

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