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When do most people Die - How to Become CEO

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Mar 4, 2019

When do most people die?

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Topics: emotional intelligence, Attitude, CEO Leadership Focus, The Energy Bus

It’s Not a Strength If You’re NOT DIFFERENTIATED

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Feb 25, 2019

The problem with traditional SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) is they don’t differentiate you from your competition.

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Topics: strategy, SWOT, Strengths, Strategy Decision, OUTTHINKER SCORE - ASSESSMENT, 8 P's

Cadence of Accountability – How Alan Mulally Rid Ford of Poor Performers

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Feb 18, 2019

Do you struggle to get high performance from your leadership team?

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Topics: weekly meetings, Cadence of Accountability, meeting rhythms, Meetings a Cadence of Accountability, leadership meetings, Alan Mulally, American Icon

Solve Big Problems, Test New Ideas in Just Five Days - Sprint!

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Feb 11, 2019

Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days by Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky, and Braden Kowitz, sounds like an impossible task.

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Topics: strategy, Innovation Process, Innovation, Strategy - How, Measure What Matters, Sprint: Solve Big Problems & Test New Ideas

Discovering Your Hedgehog Concept – Your Move To Greatness?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Feb 4, 2019

Many consider Good to Great by Jim Collins the seminal book for creating a great business.

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Topics: Good to Great, Jim Collins, Hedgehog Concept, One Phrase Strategy, Strategic Advisory Council

OKR’s – Establish a Cadence Of Accountability

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jan 28, 2019

“How did this come about?” I asked my lunch guest, a CEO who up until a year ago had been a customer.

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Topics: Accountability, Strategic Discipline, Cadence of Accountability, Meetings a Cadence of Accountability, OKR - Objectives and Key Results, Measure What Matters

OKR’s Pairing Key Results – Counterbalance

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jan 21, 2019

Objective and Key Results are performance tools to measure and focus your teams progress.

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Topics: Counter balance, OKR - Objectives and Key Results, Measure What Matters, New Year, Pair Qaulity with Quantity in OKR's, Paired Key Results

FOCUS - Measure What Matters. OKR’s Start at the Top

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

The World’s best run companies, like Google, share a commonality – Execution Excellence.

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, positive reinforcement, Focus, OKR - Objectives and Key Results, CEO Leadership Focus, Measure What Matters

Annual Planning & Strategy Meeting

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

If you’ve already completed your Annual Planning & Strategy Meeting for 2019, congratulations!

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Topics: Annual Plan, Strategic Learning, Strategic Planning, Strategic Learning Cycle, Strategy vs. Planning

The Law of Life – Living & Giving, Happy New Year

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Wed, Jan 2, 2019

It’s been about three weeks since my last blog.  Business Travel, the holidays and then a sudden bout with the flu have prevented me from writing.

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Topics: Relationship Drivers, Relationships and Productivity, New Year

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