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Execution Growth Tools: Annual Planning, Quarterly Planning, and eNPS

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Mar 23, 2017

The following blog was published on March 9th of 2015.  I’m on vacation this week. With the first quarter of 2017 ending, I thought it a good time to remind you of the importance of quarterly planning and the value Annual planning provides for this. 

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Topics: quarterly meetings, Annual Plan, Strategic Planning, quarterly plan, eNPS

Change or Die Part II

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Mar 17, 2016

In my experience a lot of business leadership teams invest an exorbitant amount of time discussing and making changes on the wheels of the vehicle the company is driving, while very little time is invested in the direction for the vehicle the ultimate destination.

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Topics: quarterly meetings, One Thing, Top Priority, Annual Plan, priority, quarterly plan, Scrum

The Final Lie to Achieving Our One Thing: Big Is Bad.

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Dec 28, 2015

Do you remember the movie City Slickers?  

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Topics: One Thing, Top Priority, Annual Plan, priority, quarterly plan

Two Recommendations for Annual Planning

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Nov 23, 2015

The Scaling Up Workshops we do in the fourth quarter as Gazelles coaches serve as a tune-up to the work we engage our customers in for 2016 Annual Planning.

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Topics: quarterly meetings, Annual Plan, quarterly plan

Questioning Your Ability to Make Good Choices

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Oct 15, 2015

How would you grade your decision-making capability?  How is your leadership team at making decisions?

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, Decision-Making, planning, Discipline Plan, Annual Plan, strategy decisions

Execution Growth Tools: eNPS, Annual Planning, and Quarterly Planning

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Mar 9, 2015

 “Battles are won by the power of the mind” ~Napoleon

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Topics: Business Growth, Annual Plan, Execution, quarterly plan, eNPS

Discipline to Prepare Provides Super Bowl Winning Play

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Feb 5, 2015

The opportunity to discuss the nature of preparation and the importance it played in the recent Super Bowl preceded the plan to provide you with the remaining tools for People resources from Rockefeller Habits 4 Decisions.  We’ll provide the remainder of these People tools in next Monday’s blog.

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Topics: planning, Annual Plan, Built to Last, Jim Collins, Execution, preparation

Leadership Team Exercise SWOT vs. SWT – Strengths, Weakness & Trends

Posted by Douglas Wick on Wed, Dec 31, 2014

If you’ve been to the gas station recently you’ve noticed the plunge in gas prices.  It’s a trend in recent months and it illustrates and important strategy and planning benchmark that your business should be doing on an annual basis, and possibly more frequently depending how fasting you are growing compared to your industry.

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Topics: Business Growth, Annual Plan, leadership, strategy, Strategic Planning, Leadership Team, SWOT, Prediction, SWT, Forecast

Scale up - Mastering the Rockefeller Habits 4 Decisions Workshop

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Have you considered whether or not your business needs a business coach?  Do you have the right structure for Annual and Quarterly Planning?  What elements of Strategy or Execution can your business do better to achieve increased results?

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Topics: quarterly meetings, Accountability, 4-3-2-1 formula for business growth, Catalyst, Annual Plan, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, Four Decisions, Alignment

Why You Should Not Facilitate Your Annual Meeting?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Considering that you’re the leader of your business it naturally makes sense that you should plan and command the leadership role in your annual planning and strategy session.

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Topics: Employee Feedback, employee performance, Annual Plan, leadership, Four Decisions, Leadership Team

 

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