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Highlights ScaleUp Summit San Antonio Day 1

Posted by Douglas Wick on Tue, May 23, 2017

An outstanding group of speakers today, starting with Dr. Robert Cialdini, author of Pre-suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade, Joe Polish, Average Joe’s Marketing Book: The Missing Manual for Marketing and Growing Your Small Business, Dean Graziosi, Millionaire Success Habits: The Gateway To Wealth & Prosperity, Michael Bungay Stanier, The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever, Raj Sisodia, Co-Author of Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business along with Bob Chapman Co-Author of Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family.

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Topics: Marketing, Conscious Capitalism, The Coaching Habit, Scale Up Summit San Antonio, Robert Cialdini Pre-Suasion, Joe Polish, Dean Graziosi

Steve Job’s Last One Thing – Scaling Up Summit San Antonio

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, May 22, 2017

There are a lot movies, criticism, and accolades for Steve Job, yet none can deny his ability to innovate. 

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Topics: One Thing, Organizational Structure, Verne Harnish, Scaling Up Verne Harnish, Scale Up Summit San Antonio

12 Steps to Topgrading – Scaling Up Summit (San Antonio)

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, May 22, 2017

Ever been in a situation where you’re working on something, when suddenly more information arrives to help you?

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Topics: People Decisions, Growth Summit, Topgrading, Topgrading, People Decisions,, Scale Up Summit San Antonio

THINK Like a Leader – Above the Line

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, May 18, 2017

In football, they call this a reverse.  My intentions in my last blog were to discuss Productive Paranoia from Jim Collins Great By Choice.

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Topics: Leadership Training, Growth Summit, Strategic Learning, Think Week, Effective Leadership

Build an Elite Team - 10-80-10 Principle -  Above the Line

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, May 15, 2017


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Topics: People, People Decisions, Execution, The Right People, Above the Line, Urban Meyer

Great Performance is 1% vision and 99% alignment – Above the Line

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, May 11, 2017

In Good to Great Jim Collins emphasizes the importance of getting your team aligned to achieve great performance. 

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Topics: People, People Decisions, Alignment, The Right People

4 Keys Ingredients to Leadership Success

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, May 8, 2017

The most rewarding part of being a business coach is watching the business and people you coach grow and succeed.  If you’re in business, I’m sure you share this feeling.

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Topics: Discipline, priority, Leadership DNA, Effective Leadership, Attitude, Trends

Your Hiring Batting Average – The NFL Draft Standard

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, May 4, 2017

The following blog was written on May 8th 2014 shortly after the NFL Draft.  I’ve decided to reprint it with some new ideas and include an offer from Topgrading to help you improve your Hiring Batting Average.

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Topics: People, People Decisions, hiring decisions, The Right People, Performance Matrix, Your Hiring Batting Average

Brand Advocates Far Ranging Influence

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, May 1, 2017

Upfront confession, I stole this idea from The DiJulius Group’s blog Ellen Shocks Waitress Who Delivers Great Service | The Power Of Brand Advocates. If you want to get the inspiration behind this blog, go straight to the link.

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Topics: Customer Feedback, Customer Advocacy, Qualitative Customer Feedback, customer loyalty, NPS, Customer

Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch – Above the Line

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Driven leaders too frequently downplay the importance of Culture and the soft issues around People, that include Strategy elements like Core Values and Core Purpose.

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Topics: Core Values, strategy, Business Culture, strategy decisions, Above the Line, Culture


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