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The Majority You Want Comes From the Minority You Do

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Dec 21, 2017

Inequality of effort for results is everywhere in your life if you simply look for it.

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Topics: The One Thing, Everything Matters Equally, Annual Plan, Top Priority, Pareto Principle

Everything Matters Equally – NOT, When You Pursue Your ONE THING

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Dec 18, 2017

Just returned from 10 days traveling of Annual and Quarterly Planning with my customers. I want to press upon you and your business, the importance of The One Thing.  It’s critical to make your 2018 successful.  Focus is a critical part of achievement.  In today’s world it’s easy to be distracted. In our last blog on Multitasking, Eliminate Multi-tasking - Achieve 28% Greater Productivity, we shared time the average time per day a desk job employee loses to interruptions and distractions (2.1 hours). We shared how being distracted lowers your IQ by up to 10 points.  Focus is important to productivity and concentration. When you believe everything matters equally, you are majoring in minors.  Today’s blog is a repeat of my introductory blog, The Six Lies Between You and Success. Thursday I plan to share further insights into the “Everything Matters Equally” Lie from Gary Keller’s  The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results, as well as helpful insights on the results my customers achieve from using the One Thing principle in their business.

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Topics: The One Thing, Every Thing Matters Equally, Annual Plan, Quarterly Plans, productivity, To do Lists

Scaling Up Two Day Private Workshop (Annual & Quarterly Plan)

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Nov 30, 2017

Strategy and planning are often considered one and the same.

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Topics: Annual Plan, Quarterly Plans, 2-Day Scaling Up Private Workshop, 4-3-2-1 formula for business growth, business coaching, Coaching

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

Posted by Douglas A 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: Annual Plan, quarterly plan, quarterly meetings, eNPS, Strategic Planning

Change or Die Part II

Posted by Douglas A 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 A 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 A 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 A 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 A 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 A 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

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