2012 was the best year in the firm's history. Strategic
Discipline's focus on priorities, meetings and metrics made a significant
the difference in our ability to achieve our targets.
Scott Ford, Cornerstone Wealth Management Group ~
The difference we've seen compared to other business
development processes within a very short period of time, in some cases
within days or even hours is you end up with actual work product,
deliverable plans and agendas that help.
Scott Bennett, Nations Financial Group ~ Cedar
Doug's Four Decisions Workshop has allowed our company
to focus on our top priorities for the year. With the use of the 1 page
strategic plan, company and individual dashboards we are better able to
track performance and measure results. For the first time we have a clear
company goal with everyone working towards that common goal. We are
extremely excited to continue working with Doug in the future.
Greg Mercurio ~ IFTI Independent Floor Testing &
Inspection, Inc, Concord, CA
Daily Huddles are by far the best thing we've learned.
Lots of our operations decisions have been made through the use of the daily
huddle process. Having four daily huddles each day is a pain, yet it's the
most productive and best thing that's happened to me as a manager.
Burges Kerawalla ~ Autopia Car Wash, Fremont, CA
Just wanted to let you know our first Supper Huddle
was a huge success!! Your help certainly was beneficial in its success!!
Thanks again for all of your help!!!.
Tyna, Charge Team ~ JPMA
In 2013, in addition to growing sales dollars and
market share, we cut our return beer rate (ROR) by over 35%. Nearly $600,000
less beer was double handled and brought back to the warehouse by your
efforts. This improvement drove the revenue and gross margin numbers up, as
well as helped considerably in reducing warehouse, merchandising, and
"Mike Schulte, VP Sales, Fleck Sales Company ~ Cedar
Twelve tired, sweat covered young men shuffle through the hall toward a classroom. Each chooses a desk to sit in, plops themselves down for an unexpected respite from a grueling first week of basketball practice. The group looks around, engages in small talk, with one team member shouting out, “Wick, do you know what this is about?” I shrug my shoulders. It’s a first time experience for me as well as the rest of the team. Shortly thereafter, the new head coach enters his biology classroom where the boys have taken up temporary residence. Coach Belke strikes a commanding appearance. He’s about 6’2” with a barrel chest, large thick forearms, and looks every bit like the man who supposedly had a try-out with the Chicago Bears. Immediately the room falls silent, such is the presence he dictates. While Coach Belke has coached football and basketball before at Princeton High School, it’s been nearly a decade since he’s done either. He volunteered to take on the task of coaching basketball this year when our coach of the past three years unexpectedly left for a better teaching position. After years of dismal sports performances, this team is expected to do well. Our sophomore year our team won the first game a Princeton basketball team had won after 37 consecutive losses. The following year (our junior season) our team finished 13-6, 3rd place in the conference. Expectations are high.
My wife, youngest son and I journeyed to Kennedy Space Complex on Friday ahead of the Fortune Fall Growth Summit. Witnessing firsthand the size of the rockets and the place where so many historic space launches took place was inspiring. It was also fascinating to learn all the products and services that developed directly from the space program. [Did you know that grooved highways came from NASA’s determined efforts to learn how to slow the Space Shuttle?]
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.
Our 3 disciplines include:
- Priorities- Metrics- Meeting Rhythms
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