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What’s a Counterbalance – Why Quarter and Annual Plans Need One

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Apr 20, 2017

In the Dictionary Counterbalance is defined as: 1. a weight balancing another weight; an equal weight, power, or influence acting in opposition; counterpoise. 2. to act against or oppose with an equal weight, force, or influence; offset.

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Topics: Balanced Priorities, People/Relationship Drivers, Business Priorities, Process/ Productivity Drivers, Counter balance

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. 

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

Lie # 5 A Balanced Life - The Solution - Counterbalance

Posted by Douglas Wick on Wed, Dec 23, 2015

It’s a common theme this time of year.  We get out of balance chasing the spirit of Christmas, giving presents. 

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Topics: One Thing, Balanced Priorities, Balanced Metrics

Why Meeting Rhythms are a Critical Strategic Discipline

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Apr 27, 2015

Why Doug?  Why should we do daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual meetings?

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Topics: weekly meetings, Business Growth, Balanced Priorities, meeting rhythms, Business Dashboards, pattern recognition, Radical Change, Radical Stability

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.

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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. 

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

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!!

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

 

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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.

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