Small Business | Coaching | Consulting | Positioning Systems | with |Doug Wick

Strategic Discipline Blog

Balance in Life – Should it be Your Objective?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Jul 21, 2016

Balance is an important part of the equation in your business. 

Read More

Topics: One Thing, Balanced Priorities, Balance, Counter balance

Balance Productivity and People

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Oct 27, 2014

With the Growth Summit starting Tuesday and our Gazelles Coaching meetings not beginning until Monday this is a modification of a blog (Subjectivity & Objectivity – Required Business Disciplines) written in September of 2010 and another (Critical Numbers - People/Relationship Drivers)in December 2012 .  Flying on Delta to Las Vegas reminded me of an example we often provide on the critical need for balance in setting priority for your business.  I’ve updated the content to reflect the emphasis to balance the two drivers, people and productivity, in your business.

Read More

Topics: One Thing, Balanced Priorities, Process/Productivity Drivers, People/Relationship Drivers, Balance, Balanced Metrics

Balance and Strengths – Lessons from Ben Hur

Posted by Douglas Wick on Fri, Nov 1, 2013

In the first or second grade I recall being in a parade of students ushered into our small home town theatre to watch the movie Ben Hur.  Going to a movie back then (circa 1960) was a big event.  The theatre had provided our Catholic Elementary school the entire theatre to show the movie Ben Hur.  Watching a movie on the big screen, before there were big screens in every home for TV, was awe inspiring.  I’ve grown to love the movie.  One of the conflicts in the movie is Judah Ben Hur’s rivalry with Messala, a roman tribune. 

Read More

Topics: Balanced Priorities, People/Relationship Drivers, Balance, Strength Based Leadership, Process/ Productivity Drivers

Balance – Optimism and Facing the Brutal Facts

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Oct 28, 2013

Working with our client’s one critical element to make sure a business does not get out of balance is making sure when you choose your priorities you balance your productivity measures with a people or relationship measurement.    It’s your critical number that assures your effort to build more productivity doesn’t hurt the relationships with your customers, employees or shareholders.

Read More

Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, One Thing, Process/Productivity Drivers, People/Relationship Drivers, Mono Somy 7, Balance, Balanced Metrics, Michelle Wick

Time Management: Use It or Lose It

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Sep 23, 2013

Overuse.  In the Power of Full Engagement the authors use an example of a sprinter versus a long distance runner.  The picture here suggests the contrast of someone who is constantly overusing their energy resources versus the person who recovers after short sprints.  Underuse could dramatically show someone who is obese, fails to exercise at all.  Yet the important thing to recognize is the critical balance we must make in using our energy and not using it.  

Read More

Topics: 10Xers, employee performance, time management, performance, Balance, The Power of Full Engagement, stress, Stengel 50

Pain – It May Influence Employee Engagement

Posted by Douglas Wick on Wed, Apr 25, 2012

One of the things I’ve prided myself on is carrying a good attitude and being positive no matter what this AML brought. Laugh, joke, smile and be thankful to the people who care for you and always expect the best.  Always!!

Read More

Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, employee engagement, Balanced Priorities, productivity, Balance, Balanced Metrics, Michelle Wick

Metric Balance - Key Element in Priority Setting

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Mar 19, 2012

Read More

Topics: One Thing, priorities, Balance, Metric Balance

Dan Pinks’ Enduring Motivators – Balance In Priorities

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Nov 28, 2011

If you’ve not seen Dan Pink's video yet RSA Animate - Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us, I urge you to view it.   Pink presented his views on human behavior and motivation during the Phoenix Growth Summit.  I’ll have more on his offerings in future blogs.

Read More

Topics: priorities, Growth Summit, human behavior, productivity, Balance

Employee Feedback Opportunities

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Oct 10, 2011

Read More

Topics: Employee Feedback, weekly meetings, positive reinforcement, priorities, Balance

Leaderships’ Role In Employee Feedback

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Oct 6, 2011

Aubrey Daniels in Bringing Out the Best in People insists leaderships’ role in the employee feedback loop is, “… is not to find fault or place blame, but to analyze why people are behaving as they are, and modify the consequences to promote the behavior they need.”

Read More

Topics: Strategic Discipline, leadership, positive reinforcement, Balance

 

New Call to action

 

New Call-to-action

 

New Call-to-action

 

New Call-to-action

Subscribe to Email Updates

Certified Gazelles Coach

Doug Wick, President

Positioning Systems

 

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

Browse by Tag

see all