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Prepare for 2018 - Scaling Up Workshop November 1st

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Sep 28, 2017

What’s the shape of your business?

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Topics: Business Growth, One Thing, Scale Up, Scaling Up Business Growth Workshop

Happy Employees – Happy Customers - The Future Workplace Experience - San Antonio ScaleUp Summit

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jun 19, 2017

Our last four blogs focus on People, one of the Four Decisions for growing your mid-sized business.  All these blogs represent insightful thought leadership from respected authors.

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Topics: Business Growth, People, People Decisions, Scale Up, Scale Up Summit San Antonio

Next Wave Innovations – Design To Grow, David Butler (Atlanta Growth Summit)

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Jun 9, 2016

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Topics: Business Growth, strategy, Growth Summit, Innovation Process, Strategic Advisory Council

Why Meeting Rhythms are a Critical Strategic Discipline

Posted by Douglas A 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

Take Your Company from Good to Great – Jim Collins 12 Questions: #3-5

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Apr 2, 2015

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Topics: Good to Great, Business Growth, Jim Collins, Hedgehog Concept, Stockdale Paradox, 20 Mile March

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

Strategy Decision Growth Tools - BHAG, 3-5 Year Plan, Innovation Window

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Feb 26, 2015

Strategy challenges are indicated by a slowing in top line revenue growth. If revenue is not growing as quickly as you like, then it’s time to re-examine your strategy: What you’re selling to whom? It’s important to have a concise statement of that strategy so everyone’s aligned and on the same page without wasting sales or operational energies on activities not useful to the business. 

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Topics: Business Growth, Four Decisions, strategy, BHAG, 3-5 year plan, Innovation Window

Strategy Decisions - Actions to Live By, Catalytic Mechanism, X Factor

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Feb 23, 2015

Decisions equal success. There are four decisions, in growing your business, that you must get right or risk leaving significant revenues, profits, and time on the table. These four decisions are: People, Strategy, Execution, and Cash.  Most growth firm’s face continual challenges in all four areas, at any one time the challenges in one of these areas overshadows the rest. Therefore, your first decision is to choose which one of the four to focus on next.

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Topics: Business Growth, Four Decisions, strategy, catalytic mechanisms, X Factor, actions to live by, Brand Promise Guarantee

Growth Tools – Strategy for Top Line Revenue Growth (Cont.)

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Feb 16, 2015

The challenge in almost every business, small to mid-size, growing or static, is to initiate or continue revenue growth.  Of the Rockefeller Habits Four Decisions, People, Strategy, Execution and Cash, Strategy is the Decision that produces revenue growth. 

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Topics: Business Growth, Four Decisions, strategy, Core Competencies, VUCA, Words You Own, SWOT, SWT

Four Decision Growth Tools – Strategy Yields Top Line Revenue Growth

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Feb 12, 2015

Nothing affects your business more than the quality and timing of the decisions you make.  In Execution or Bad Choices – Why Do Businesses Fail we examined the reason most businesses fail. 

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Topics: Business Growth, Core Values, Core Purpose, Strategy Statement, growth tools

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The Strategic Discipline Blog focuses on midsize business owners with a ravenous appetite to improve his or her leadership skills and business results.

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