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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

Pay No Attention to That Man Behind the Curtain - Authenticity

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Apr 24, 2017

Every business I work with in my coaching practice has a weakness. Often, it’s more than just one.  One or more of these weaknesses limits the businesses’ growth.

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Topics: Decision-Making, leadership, Level 5 Leadership, How the Mighty Fall,, Effective Leadership

What’s a Counterbalance – Why Quarter and Annual Plans Need One

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Apr 20, 2017

In the Dictionary Counterbalance is defined as: 1. a weight balancing another weight; an equal weight, power, or influence acting in opposition; counterpoise. 2. to act against or oppose with an equal weight, force, or influence; offset.

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Topics: Balanced Priorities, People/Relationship Drivers, Business Priorities, Process/ Productivity Drivers, Counter balance

Small Wins Add Up to BIG WINS – Mini-Games

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Apr 17, 2017

You’re at football game.  What do you want to know?  You may wish to know, who’s playing?  Who’s on the team?  What color uniform is the team you’re rooting for wearing? If your child is playing, you want to know what number he’s wearing.

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Topics: employee performance, Execution, Mini-Games, Bonus and Incentives

WHAT’S A MINI-GAME?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Apr 13, 2017

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Topics: Execution, Great Game of Business, Mini-Games

Quarterly Best Practice: Discover Why

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Apr 10, 2017

Quarterly meetings have a rhythm and agenda to enable our Gazelles Coached teams to celebrate victories and learn from their successes and failures. We’ve shared the intention and reason behind recognizing victories in What Are Your First Quarter Victories?

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Topics: quarterly meetings, quarterly plan, What did we learn, Failing to Meet Quarterly Objectives

Get Your Boys in the Boat – Strategic Discipline Builds Harmonious Leadership Teams

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Apr 6, 2017

“Rowing a race is an art, not a frantic scramble. It must be rowed with head power as well as hand power. From the first stroke all thoughts of the other crew must be blocked out. Your thoughts must be directed to you and your own boat, always positive, never negative.”

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Leadership DNA, leadership commitment, Effective Leadership, leadership meetings, The Boys in the Boat

Books You Need to Read - 5 Trends To Engage In

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Apr 3, 2017

Trends have become an increasing focus in our Gazelles coaching practices with our customers each Annual Planning session.

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Topics: Strategic Learning, Growth Summit. Learning, Strategic Learning Cycle

Increase Your Odds Against a Giant – Unconventional Tactics

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Mar 30, 2017

Malcolm Gladwell’s book, David and Goliath is about what happens when ordinary people confront giants. By “giants,” Gladwell means powerful opponents of all kinds—from armies and mighty warriors to disability, misfortune, and oppression.

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Topics: strategy, strategy decisions, OUTTHINK THE COMPETITION, Malcom Gladwell

David vs. Goliath: Out Think the Competition

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Mar 27, 2017

Trends continue to impact every business.

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Topics: strategy, Strategic Planning, strategy decisions, OUTTHINK THE COMPETITION

 

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