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What Are Your First Quarter Victories?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Apr 16, 2015

My plan for this blog originally was the irony of freedom.  The past three days working with an enthusiastic and dedicated group of leaders from a new customer who started with me in February for a private two day Rockefeller Habits Workshop.  They’d previously attended the Four Decision Workshop in November. 

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Topics: quarterly meetings, Core Purpose, Profit per X, Hedgehog Concept, BHAG, Core Competencies, quarterly plan, Quarterly Victories

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

Posted by Douglas 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

Top Priorities – Customer Experience – Linksys comedy

Posted by Douglas Wick on Tue, Apr 6, 2010

Is it comforting to know that even the big guys get things wrong when it comes to customer experience?  Maybe I'm daft, but yesterday when I attempted to replace my old wireless router with a new Linksys [Cisco] wireless router there seemed to be a clear disconnect between what the customer might experience and Linksys efforts to resolve potential problems. 

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Topics: customer survey, Strategic Discipline, Top Priority, Discipline Plan, priorities, customer satisfaction metrics, Core Competencies

Your 3-5 Year Plan – One Page Strategic Plan

Posted by Douglas Wick on Tue, Mar 30, 2010

In Mastering the Rockefeller Habits Verne Harnish states that to become and remain competitive your company needs three things:

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Topics: Core Values, Discipline Plan, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, Jim Collins, Business Vision, Strategic Planning, BHAG, 3-5 year plan, Core Competencies, Promise, Page Strategic Plan

 

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