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Pattern Recognition- WAR – How OUTTHINKERS Topple Thinkers

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Jan 19, 2017

Our next three blogs share how Outthinkers Topple Thinkers.  First in War, then Sports, and finally Business.

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Topics: strategy, Innovation Process, strategy decisions, Innovation, OUTTHINK THE COMPETITION

Are You Outthinking Your Competition?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jan 16, 2017

If you’re the CEO, President, or an business executive team member, the following two quotes should strike fear or at the very least alert you to the critical need for your company to change and innovate to meet the 21st Century’s dynamic environment.

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Topics: strategy, pattern recognition, strategy decisions, OUTTHINK THE COMPETITION

Extraordinary Results Require Great Answers

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Jan 12, 2017

Have you ever had someone in your life who believed in you?

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, meeting rhythms, metrics, The One Thing, Extraordinary Results

The Anatomy of THE ONE THING QUESTION: Build a Success Habit

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jan 9, 2017

What’s the deal Doug?  Why all these continuing blogs on the One Thing?

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, Top Priority, The One Thing, Focusing Question, First Domino, Success Habit

The Path to 2017 Productivity

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Jan 5, 2017

You’d like to make 2017 more productive.

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Topics: productivity, Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose, The One Thing, Focusing Question, First Domino, AML

What’s Your One Domino for 2017?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Tue, Jan 3, 2017

I'm taking a short detour to start the year.

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Topics: Execution, The One Thing, Six Lies between you and success

Company Colonoscopy: Start, Stop, Keep, Employee Survey

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Dec 29, 2016

Tuesday a high school class mate of mine decided to have a colonoscopy performed for the second time.  I’ve written about Steve before in It Starts With the Right People.  He let me know late Tuesday he is still the perfect asshole!

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Topics: Employee Feedback, employee engagement, People Decisions, The Right People, Employee Survey, Gallup's Q12 Employee Engagement Survey

Purpose - The Dickens of Your One Thing – Merry Christmas

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Dec 26, 2016

Christmas Eve I made time to watch Scrooge with Alistair Sims.  Which I have now on DVD.  I almost know most of the lines by heart, since I’ve been watching it for so long.

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Topics: Purpose, The One Thing, Core Purpose, Clarity of Purpose,, Merry Christmas

Building a Virtual Bench

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Dec 22, 2016

A Virtual Bench is a deep pool of talent that you have cultivated over time and can tap into when you need to, based on organizational needs.

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Topics: People, People Decisions, The Right People

What’s My Daily Measure? Dougy Fresh

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Dec 19, 2016

Every day, every week, every month, every year, your people either feel defeated, excited, or undistinguished about their performance.

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Topics: employee performance, measurement, Rockefeller Habits Checklist, Execution, Profit


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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.

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