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Eight Steps to Create Your Culture

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Dec 27, 2021

In our last blog, Define Employee Behavior to Build Your Culture, we shared how driving culture is a teaching function. It’s not simply posting your vision and mission. You and your leadership team teach your people day after day after day, not by what you say, but how you act.

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Topics: Business Culture, Company Culture, Harmonious Culture of Accountability, Culture, Culture by Design

Define Employee Behavior to Build Your Culture

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Dec 20, 2021

Driving culture throughout an organization is a teaching function. It’s not simply posting your vision and mission. You and your leadership team teach your people day after day after day, not by what you say, but how you act.

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Topics: Business Culture, Company Culture, Harmonious Culture of Accountability, Culture

How to Tackle the Current Employee Acquisition Problem

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Oct 18, 2021

If you’ve ever faced a difficult challenge, you know the skills and resources required, rarely fall into place for you to solve it immediately.

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Topics: Business Culture, Company Culture, Employee retention, Harmonious Culture of Accountability, Culture, Strategy vs. Planning, Why Employees Leave, Employee Wellbeing, Employee Acquistion

Scaling Up Compensation - 5 Design Principles for Turning Your Largest Expense into a Strategic Advantage

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Oct 4, 2021

Scaling Up Compensation by Verne Harnish, and Sebastian Ross offers great examples of companies that have turned one of the most challenging and thorny issues a business can face into a strategic advantage.

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Topics: People, People Decisions, Business Culture, Harmonious Culture of Accountability, Culture, Rewards & Compensation, Scaling Up Compensation

Build a Highly Cohesive, Culturally Strong Team - 5 Steps to Create an Empowering Culture

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Apr 26, 2021

The CEO owns culture.

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Topics: Culture of Discipline, Business Culture, Harmonious Culture of Accountability, Culture, Monty Moran, Love is Free. Gauc is Extra, Empowerment

Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch – Above the Line

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Driven leaders too frequently downplay the importance of Culture and the soft issues around People, that include Strategy elements like Core Values and Core Purpose.

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Topics: Core Values, strategy, Business Culture, strategy decisions, Above the Line, Culture

Is Failing an Inside or Outside Job? – The Case for Culture

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jul 13, 2015

Failure is always an inside job.

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Topics: Jim Collins, Businesss Disciplines, Business Culture, Business Failure, How the Mighty Fall,

Would You Fire Someone for Violating Your Core Values?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Sep 15, 2014

May 1996, Paul O’Neil, (discussed in One Thing: Are Meeting Rhythms Keystone Habits?) had been at Alcoa for a decade.  His leadership is studied at Harvard Business School and Kennedy School of Government, he’s mentioned as a candidate for commerce secretary or secretary of defense, the employees and union give him high marks.  Alcoa’s stock price has risen over 200%.  He’s an acknowledged success.

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Topics: Business Growth, Top Priority, Core Values, habits, Business Culture, Keystone Habit

Want To or How To: People & Core Purpose

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Aug 28, 2014

What’s more important?  Want to or how to? 

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Topics: Business Growth, People, Core Purpose, Business Culture

All Aboard! Align Your Team – Theme Kickoff

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 19, 2014

A recent Inc. Magazine survey revealed 92% of CEOs believe their leadership teams agrees with and can communicate their strategy.  

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Topics: quarterly meetings, themes, Business Culture, Page Strategic Plan

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