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SMaC - Still Relevant in 2020?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Oct 12, 2020

How do you achieve success in a rapidly changing industry and economic environment?

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Topics: Great by Choice, SMaC Recipe, SMaC, Thrive in Uncertainty & Chaos

Elevate Remote Workers Performance

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Oct 5, 2020

You’ve adjusted to the new normal. All the previous challenges to allow our employees to work from home have been erased by COVID19.

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Topics: employee performance, People, performance, human behavior performance, Discretionary Effort, Performance Management, Remote Workers

Establish a Routine - Double Results

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Sep 28, 2020

In Stillness Is the Key Ryan Holiday asks, Isn’t the whole point of greatness that you’re freed from trivial rules and regulations? That you can do whatever you want?”

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Topics: Discipline, Strategic Discipline, Discipline Plan, routine sets you free, routine, Ryan Holiday, Stillness is the Key

TAKE A WALK

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Sep 21, 2020

Each day, after finishing work, I walk 2-miles. Usually I listen to an audible book pacing briskly through my neighborhood.

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Topics: Discipline, Innovation Process, Innovation, Ryan Holiday, Stillness is the Key

Stillness is the Key – Say NO

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Sep 14, 2020

The advantages of nonaction. Few in the world attain these. —THE DAODEJING

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Topics: Discipline, routine, Ryan Holiday, Stillness is the Key

Will Technology Replace People?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Sep 7, 2020

It’s Labor Day 2020.

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Topics: People, People Decisions, Execution, Work Environment, Technology

FAQ’s - How Answering Others’ Questions Benefits You!

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Aug 31, 2020

You’ve probably heard this before when you’ve been called up to achieve change in your company, create an innovation or working on a project of some magnitude, “Why didn’t we think of that to begin with?” Or, “Where was this question when we started this project?”

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Topics: Execution, Innovation Process, Better communication, Think Like Amazon, Managing Dependencies

Define Your Future with a Forcing Function Press Release

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 24, 2020

My blog was delayed a week by a violent storm in Iowa called a derecho. It produced wind gusts of up to 140 mph. 21,000 of Alliant Energy's Linn County customers remained without power Wednesday night, according KCRG-TV9, ten days after the storm. With my power off, my sump pump couldn’t keep up with the water and my basement flooded. Forgive the delay in my blog. I’m still without Internet but plan to be consistent with my weekly blogs starting with this post.

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Topics: Accountability, Better communication, Think Like Amazon, Managing Dependencies, Forcing Function, Press Release

Forcing Function – Help Your Team Achieve More

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 10, 2020

Our last several blogs I’ve encouraged you to read John Rossman’s Think Like Amazon: 50 1/2 Ideas to Become a Digital Leader. Forcing Functions are a powerful technique used at Amazon to enforce a strategy, change, or to get a difficult project launched.

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Topics: Accountability, Meetings a Cadence of Accountability, Managment Systems, Think Like Amazon, Managing Dependencies, Forcing Function

Gain Clarity: Write a Narrative

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 3, 2020

I love to write. Most people I’ve discovered, do not.

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Topics: business clarity, Innovation Process, Clarity, Innovation, Think Like Amazon, Amazon Narratives

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