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Ten Laws of Prime Business Preparation

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Feb 19, 2018

Sports figures often make a lot of money speaking to businesses about their achievements, the work, preparation and dedication to get there.

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Topics: planning, Strategic Planning, preparation, Art of War, Super Bowl LII

How Long To Create a Habit?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Feb 12, 2018

“People do not decide their futures, they decide their habits and their habits decide their futures.” 

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Topics: Discipline, Discipline Plan, Businesss Disciplines, habits, Winning Habit

Are Best Practices Dead?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Feb 8, 2018

Digital is taking over every aspect of business.

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Topics: best practices of growth companies, Best Business Practices, strategy decisions, OUTTHINK THE COMPETITION, Outthinker Process, Digital Disruption, Speed

The Light at the End of the Tunnel – A Train!

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Feb 5, 2018

“There’s a light at the end of the tunnel, and it’s a train, coming your way!” 

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Topics: Best Business Practices, Strategy Decision, Disruptive Strategies, Digital Disruption, Speed

You Are Behind

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Feb 1, 2018

You’re probably not even aware of it.

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Topics: Adam Grant, Originals, Digital Disruption, Age of Urgency

ONLY 8% of Companies Prepared for Digital Disruption

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jan 29, 2018

why-digital-strategies-fails.pngFor the past several months, this blog has been sharing the impact of Digital Disruption.

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Topics: Strategy Decision, Disruptive Strategies, Outthinker Process, Forecasting, Digital Disruption

Decisions Equal Success – Do You Face a Survival Decision?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Jan 25, 2018

Have you ever struggled making a decision?

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Topics: Decision-Making, OUTTHINK THE COMPETITION, Decisions Equal Success, Outthinker Process

Quit Before Leaving – How to Handle Dissatisfying Situations

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jan 22, 2018

HOWTODEAL Dissatisfying Situations.pngWhen you lead or manage a business for any length of time, you find people in your organization who have attitude problems.

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Topics: employee engagement, change, Performance Management, Mastering Leadership

Put Your Worst Foot Forward – Reasons 3 & 4

Posted by Douglas Wick on Tue, Jan 16, 2018

In our last blog, Put Your Worst Foot Forward – 2 of 4 Reasons it Works, we shared two reasons it’s actually more effective to adopt powerless communication to accentuate flaws in your idea.

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Topics: Adam Grant, Orginals

Put Your Worst Foot Forward – 2 of 4 Reasons it Works

Posted by Douglas Wick on Sat, Jan 13, 2018

Have you ever considered telling your prospects, they shouldn’t buy from you? Telling your investors or prospective investors why not to invest, or what’s wrong with your business? How about sharing with the people who don’t support your ideas, they’re right?

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Topics: strategy, Adam Grant, Orginals




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The Strategic Discipline Blog focuses on small to midsize business owners with a ravenous appetite to improve his or her leadership skills and business results.

Our 3 disciplines include:

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