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What Inspires You?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Oct 24, 2016

My first real job out of college challenged me.

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Topics: People, Clarity of Purpose, Purpose

Purpose - The Dickens of Your One Thing

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jan 18, 2016

My favorite Christmas Movie, and possibly my favorite movie of all time, stars Alistair Sims in Charles Dickens, Christmas Carol.”  Every Christmas Eve I make time to watch it.  It doesn’t seem like Christmas without it. 

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Topics: One Thing, Core Purpose, Clarity of Purpose, Purpose

The Discipline of Clarity

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Jan 8, 2015

It may be natural that two of my favorite stories from Good to Great and Great by Choice are two level five leaders who survived cancer, since overcoming Leukemia and going through a Bone Marrow Transplant have been a defining moment in my life.  Much of my esteem for Intel’s Andy Grove is written in Great by Choice 10Xer’s Empirical Creativity – Andy Grove Intel.  The blog outlines Grove’s approach to his discovery of prostate cancer.  Instead of relying on others people for cues on how to proceed, Grove looked for empirical evidence/creativity.  Empirical Evidence is one of the three Core Behaviors Collins found Great By Choice 10xers had in common.  These behaviors help balance the continuous uncertainty they face, that they cannot control, cannot accurately predict, which are coupled with the significant aspects of the world around them, versus rejecting the idea that these forces outside their control or chance events determine their results; they accept full responsibility for their own fate.

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Topics: Great by Choice, Clarity of Purpose, Level 5 Leadership, Level Five Ambition, Andy Grove, Darwin Smith, Clarity

Johnson & Johnson’s Core Purpose Repercussion

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Jul 31, 2014

What’s your Core Purpose?  We’ve discussed this subject several times, and it’s revealing that Greg McKeown in Essentialism speaks to it as well. 

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Topics: Decision-Making, Core Purpose, less is more, Clarity of Purpose

 

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