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Eliminate Multi-tasking - Achieve 28% Greater Productivity

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Dec 11, 2017

Would you like your business to have a 28% increase in productivity in 2018?

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Topics: Multi-tasking, The One Thing, Multitasking, productive

The Big Lie REVISITED - Multitasking

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Dec 7, 2017

For the next 12 days I’m traveling to visit my customers for Annual and First Quarter Planning. For my customers and myself, determining the One Thing for the Year and next quarter is critical to making the start and 2018 a great year.  I don’t have any statistical evidence to support this, however I believe this time a year most of us are in the midst of having too much to do. The holidays do that!  It’s more likely you’ll be attempting to multitask to get more done.  DON’T.  This is a repeat of a blog I wrote two years ago in December.  My hope is to do a follow up for Monday if time permits with more data from the problems with Multitasking.  In the meantime, please read this.  Please think twice before you multitask.  Science has shown driving while talking on your phone places your skill at the level of a drunk driver.  It’s why we ask our children, especially our teenagers not to drive and use their phone, speaking or texting.  Eliminate Multitasking and you’ll get much more done this holiday season!  

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Topics: productivity, Multi-tasking, The One Thing

Is Your Business in a “Valley of Death?”

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Dec 4, 2017

Is your business experiencing a growth plateau? 

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Topics: Scale Up, Inflection Point, Valley of Death, Growth Plateau

Scaling Up Two Day Private Workshop (Annual & Quarterly Plan)

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Nov 30, 2017

Strategy and planning are often considered one and the same.

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Topics: 4-3-2-1 formula for business growth, Annual Plan, business coaching, Quarterly Plans, Coaching, 2-Day Scaling Up Private Workshop

8 P’s – A Powerful Way to Discover Strengths, Weaknesses, Trends

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Nov 27, 2017

Innovation and Outthinking the Competition is often considered to be for technology firms.  Service industry, wholesale, manufacturing companies may feel unless they are involved in technology it’s difficult to discover ways to innovate and Outthink their Competition.

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Topics: strategy, OUTTHINK THE COMPETITION, Strategy Decision, OUTTHINKER SCORE - ASSESSMENT, Outthinker Process

Assessing Risk – Sam Zell, St Louis Scale Up Summit

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Nov 20, 2017

How do you assess risk?

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Topics: Growth Summit. Learning, ScaleUp Summit Learning, St Louis Scaling Up Summit, Risk

8 Characteristics of Great Coaches - Gregg Thompson – St Louis Scale Up Summit

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Nov 16, 2017

What makes a great coach?

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Topics: Growth Summit, One on One coaching, ScaleUp Summit Learning, St Louis Scaling Up Summit, Coaching

Be a Catalyst to Others, Gregg Thompson – St Louis Scale Up Summit

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Nov 13, 2017

A reoccurring theme at our Forbes Sponsored Summits (Scale Up & Growth) is Verne Harnish’s emphasis on the need to change organizational thinking from managing to coaching.

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Topics: business coaching, One on One coaching, ScaleUp Summit Learning, St Louis Scaling Up Summit, Coaching

3 Things Make People Happy -  Rabbi Stephen Baars – St Louis Scale Up Summit

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Nov 6, 2017

 Three things make people happy. 

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Topics: ScaleUp Summit Learning, St Louis Scaling Up Summit, Think Like A Winner

Writing Without Bullshit – Josh Bernoff – St Louis Scale Up Summit

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Oct 30, 2017

We all suffer from it.  Long, disorganized, indirect, and poorly written emails.

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Topics: ScaleUp Summit Learning, St Louis Scaling Up Summit, Better communication, Writing Without Bullshit

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