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Great by Choice 10Xer’s Empirical Creativity – Andy Grove Intel

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Apr 22, 2013

When Andy Grove, CEO of Intel, discovered in 1994 that he may have a tumor the size of a cube of sugar growing in his prostate gland he didn’t take the immediate step his doctor suggested. Visit his urologist. 

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Topics: Discipline, Great by Choice, 10Xers, leadership, Culture of Discipline, Best Business Practices, 4 Disciplines of Execution, Empirical Creativity

Execute Meeting Rhythms – A Cadence of Accountability

Posted by Douglas Wick on Fri, Feb 22, 2013

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Topics: Accountability, meeting rhythms, Death by Meeting, Execution, 4 Disciplines of Execution

Without Top Priority “Whirlwind” Wins

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Feb 4, 2013

Who is the real enemy of execution?  It’s your day job!

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Topics: Accountability, Strategic Discipline, whirlwind of business, employee performance, Business Dashboards, The Advantage, Alignment, Execution, 4 Disciplines of Execution, business clarity

Execution Irony – Will Your Business Fail Due to Poor Execution?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Jan 31, 2013

Is it cruel irony that for all the dedication Strategic Discipline concentrates on developing premier execution the reason your business will succeed or fail is not going to be due to how well you execute?  Strategic Discipline, flawless execution of determining your priorities, following your metrics and developing consistent accountability patterns through meeting rhythms is really a means to an end.

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Topics: counter intuitive business practice, Strategic Discipline, market dynamics, Strategic Learning, Execution, 4 Disciplines of Execution

What’s Your One Thing for the 1st Quarter? GVHD Update

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Jan 10, 2013

I’m excited.  When my clients respond and do something that is powerful and gets them excited I am too!   Yesterday I got a PowerPoint from one of my client’s sharing their theme for the company for their first trimester of 2013!  It was incredibly well done, simple, powerful, clear and concise!   It’s their first effort to establish the Rockefeller Habits theme process although we’ve been working together for some time.  That’s often a good idea.  Start simple with the process of Strategic Discipline.  Less is More!  Get your leadership team fully understanding the fundamentals and then move forward with your theme to the company fully when you have your sea legs. 

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, One Thing, themes, Businesss Disciplines, Bone Marrow Transplant, Graft-Versus-Host Disease, GVHD, 4 Disciplines of Execution

Are There Three or Four Disciplines to Execution?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Sun, Dec 9, 2012

In Top Ten Elements to Drive Business Growth - 4-3-2-1 Formula we provided Four Decisions, Three Disciplines, Two Drivers and One Catalyst as the keys to grow your small to mid-sized business.  The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, Jim Huling suggests there are Four Disciplines and supports this with examples and evidence of companies who have achieved success following these four disciplines. 

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Topics: Discipline, Strategic Discipline, Four Disciplines of Execution, Execution, 4 Disciplines of Execution, top priorities, Wildly Important Goals

 

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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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