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American Icon – Path for Scale Ups & Strategic Discipline

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Oct 14, 2019

A customer of mine, who I’ve worked with on and off for the past ten years, recently contacted me to start our coaching relationship again.

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Topics: Culture of Discipline, metrics, Business Vision, Execution, Vision, Alan Mulally, American Icon

How Fast Will Your Business Grow – Packard's Law

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Oct 7, 2019


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Topics: Topgrading, hiring decisions, Topgrading, People Decisions,, First Who Then What, Packard's Law

Discipline - How to Achieve Greatness!

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Sep 30, 2019

“The flywheel fits within a framework of principles we uncovered through more than a quarter-century of research into the question of what makes a great company tick.”

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Topics: Good to Great, Discipline Plan, Culture of Discipline, Turning the Flywheel, Business Discipline

Strategies for Getting Better Sleep

Posted by Karoline Clarke on Mon, Sep 23, 2019

“Energy, not time, is the fundamental currency of high performance. Performance, health, and happiness are grounded in the skillful management of energy.”

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Topics: The Power of Full Engagement, use of energy, Strategies for Getting Better Sleep, Sleep

The Discipline of Innovation, Quantification, Quantification

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Sep 16, 2019

One of my customers, who had been my E-Myth Customer, now a ScaleUp customer, reminded me of the importance of Innovation, Quantification, Orchestration.

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Topics: Michael Gerber, Quantification, E-Myth Revisited, Innovation, Orchestration

Why Identify Your Flywheel?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Sep 9, 2019

Jim Collins’ Turning the Flywheel: A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great released February 26th this year.

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Topics: Good to Great, Jim Collins, Build up to Breakthrough Flywheel, Turning the Flywheel, Flywheel

Red Team Tool: Four Ways of Seeing - New Coke & Arch Deluxe Failures

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Sep 2, 2019

“Hindsight is 20-20!”

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Topics: Decision-Making, Strategy Decision, Decisions Equal Success, Better Decision-Making, Strategy - How, Strategy vs. Planning, Red Team

Avoid A Blockbuster Failure – Red Team

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 26, 2019

“Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusion of counsel until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gong—these are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history.” —Sir Winston Churchill

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Topics: Disruptive Strategies, Digital Disruption, Strategy - How, Strategy vs. Planning, Red Team

Taking the Next Step As A Business Owner: When Is It Right To Retire?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 19, 2019

Karoline Gore is a guest blogger who has provided content in the past for my blog including Managing Millennials: Effective Leadership For This Generation. Karoline did research into retirement, specifically for business owners, and keys to preparing and making the most of retirement.

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Topics: Retirement, Business Planning, Succession Planning

Lie #9: Leadership is a Thing

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 12, 2019

We should know this.  Leadership is not a thing. 

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Topics: human behavior, human behavior performance, People Development, Nine Lies About Work, EXCELLENCE IS IDIOSYNCRATIC, Responsibility

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