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Individual Dashboards

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Oct 9, 2017

My dad was a private pilot.  He owned his own airplane, a 1956 Cessna 172.  The dashboard for his plane wasn’t as elaborate at the one shown here.  He knew exactly what each meter meant and where it had to be to fly the airplane safely and get us where we wanted to go. 

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Topics: Business Dashboards, Create Business Dashboard and Scorecard, Build Business Dashboard, Individual Dashboard, OKR - Objectives and Key Results, Happiness is a Direction

Is There A Corollary to Pearson’s Law?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Oct 5, 2017

One of the most enlightened, yet subtle lessons a business can learn is Pearson’s Law:

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Topics: employee performance, Business Dashboards, Pearson's Law, measurement, Performance Management, Individual Plan, Individual Dashboard

SmartTribes – How to Deliver Accountability

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Jul 30, 2015

Since listening to Christine Comaford speak at the Orlando Growth Summit I’ve been reading and listening to her book SmartTribes extracting valuable nuggets on how to grow your business.

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Topics: Accountability, success criteria, Business Dashboards, Smart Tribes

Dashboards – Starting a New Employee Right

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jul 20, 2015

Many companies and managers believe a dashboard is a great way to keep their staff focused on the metrics and priority that they should be targeting for quarterly and weekly objectives.

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, Business Dashboards, One on One coaching

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

Pearson’s Law

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Aug 11, 2014

I’m on vacation this week so I’m reposting a couple of blogs that contain messages that warrant repeating.  Pearson’s Law, originally written 12-15-08, exemplifies the importance of metrics and Positioning Systems Strategic Discipline formula. It’s largely reprinted with a few minor additions. Do you want to see dramatic improvement in your people’s performance?  Read further.

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Topics: employee engagement, Accountability, employee performance, Business Dashboards, Pearsons Law

The Most Important Element for Business Success

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Sep 5, 2013

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Topics: Discipline, Good to Great, Business Growth, Strategic Discipline, Business Priorities, Business Dashboards, Jim Collins, Businesss Disciplines

Dashboards Bring Out The Best

Posted by Douglas Wick on Tue, Sep 3, 2013

As a leader the biggest kick I received was seeing my people succeed.  Years ago while still in the broadcasting field I attended an industry conference in Dallas.  There a former sales person approached me and fawned over the training and experience she’d gained working for me.  She was now a radio station general manager and doing extremely well for a sizeable radio station group in Minnesota.  I was overwhelmed.  I had no idea how well she had done, nor would she attribute much of her success to my contribution.

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Topics: employee engagement, Accountability, weekly meetings, employee performance, Business Dashboards, Build Business Dashboard, productivity

Dashboard and Six Questions Build Clarity

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Mar 18, 2013

Can a simple Dashboard provide clarity for your organization?  In The High Ground – Your Dashboard I provided an example of a business dashboard that contain both the quarterly priorities and key financial benchmarks for the company.  These would include revenue, sales costs, Cost of Goods, Overhead Costs, Net Profit, Break-Even Analysis, Cost per Full-Time Equivalent, Cash Flow and Accounts Receivables.  If you’d like to see this Excel example, send me an email with Sample Financial Dashboard in the subject line.  

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Topics: success criteria, Business Dashboards, The Advantage

Without Top Priority “Whirlwind” Wins

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Feb 4, 2013

Who is the real enemy of execution?  It’s your day job!

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Topics: Accountability, Strategic Discipline, whirlwind of business, employee performance, Business Dashboards, The Advantage, Alignment, Execution, 4 Disciplines of Execution, business clarity

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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.

Our 3 disciplines include:

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