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HEDGEHOG CONCEPT Three Circles Signal Greatness

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Would you like to find a predictor for your business achieving greatness?

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Topics: Good to Great, Core Purpose, Jim Collins, Profit per X, Hedgehog Concept, Brand Promise

PEOPLE – A Leader and Manager’s Responsibility

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Aug 22, 2016

Saturday morning I received this quote from Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in one of my inspirational emails,

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Topics: People, People/Relationship Drivers, One on One coaching

Taken Your Vacation Yet?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Aug 15, 2016

This week I'm in Conneticut working with a new customer.  Because I left on Saturday I'm resharing a blog created and published on February 4th of this year.  As a Gazelles Certified Coach, Positioning Systems is committed to helping our customers discover their One Thing for the year and each subsequent quarter.  That's part of the work I'll be doing with my new customer on Monday and Tuesday this week. 

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Topics: productivity, One Thing, Vacation

Your BHAG Journey

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Aug 11, 2016

Creating your BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) as Jim Collins describes and shares, is an iterative process.  It rarely is achieved in a few meetings, or without completing several very important milestones for your business.  Included in these are these three elements of your Hedgehog Concept: Core Purpose, Profit Per X and Brand Promise.

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Topics: Core Purpose, The Inside Advantage, WHO WHAT HOW The Inside Advantage, Profit per X, Hedgehog Concept, Brand Promise, BHAG

Leader or Manager

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Aug 8, 2016

As an E-Myth Senior Business Coach for ten years I used the E-Myth resources and tools to help my small business customers apply the systems concept to build their business.

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Topics: leadership, manager, Business Vision, E-Myth Revisited, Vision, Performance Management

Humble, Hungry, and Smart - Core Values Considerations

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Aug 1, 2016

Do you hire, evaluate, and release people in your organization based on your Core Values?

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Topics: Core Values, People, People Decisions, Patrick Lencioni, Jim Collins, strategy, Mission to Mars, The Ideal Team Player

Happiness is a Direction

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Jul 28, 2016

How often do you invest time making the simple complicated?

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, One Thing, strategy, Direction, Happiness

A Failure to Communicate

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jul 25, 2016

Last year one of my customers, Fleck Sales, created a theme based on the 1967 film Cool Hand Luke, “What we have here is a failure to communicate.”

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Topics: weekly meetings, Strategic Discipline, meeting rhythms, daily huddle, where are you stuck

Balance in Life – Should it be Your Objective?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Jul 21, 2016

Balance is an important part of the equation in your business. 

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Topics: One Thing, Balanced Priorities, Balance, Counter balance

Better Collective Intelligence

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jul 18, 2016

The Freak Advantage shared how your strengths even to an extreme provide an advantage for you an often to your business.

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Topics: collective intelligence, Strategic Discipline, Execution, The Secrets Leaders Keep


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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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