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Transparency Raises Belief and Commitment

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Mar 9, 2017

Over the weekend, I watched HBO’s The Gathering Storm and Into the Storm, the story of Winston Churchill’s climb, tenure, and eventual departure as Prime Minister of the British Empire. 

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Topics: Core Purpose, Great Game of Business, Core Purpose, Clarity of Purpose,

HEDGEHOG CONCEPT Three Circles Signal Greatness

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Would you like to find a predictor for your business achieving greatness?

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Topics: Good to Great, Core Purpose, Jim Collins, Profit per X, Hedgehog Concept, Brand Promise

Your BHAG Journey

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Aug 11, 2016

Creating your BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) as Jim Collins describes and shares, is an iterative process.  It rarely is achieved in a few meetings, or without completing several very important milestones for your business.  Included in these are these three elements of your Hedgehog Concept: Core Purpose, Profit Per X and Brand Promise.

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Topics: Core Purpose, The Inside Advantage, WHO WHAT HOW The Inside Advantage, Profit per X, Hedgehog Concept, Brand Promise, BHAG

Great Brands Start Inside – Denise Lee Yohn (Atlanta Growth Summit)

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jun 6, 2016

It’s often the place I find new customers resist reviewing and working on. 

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Topics: Core Values, People, Core Purpose, Growth Summit, Harmonious Culture of Accountability, Great Brands

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

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

Without a (Core) Purpose Any Problem is Too Big

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Apr 13, 2015

“Without a purpose any problem is too big.” Ernest C. Wilson, The Week that Changed the World.

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, Core Purpose, Built to Last, Jim Collins, Michelle Wick

Four Decision Growth Tools – Strategy Yields Top Line Revenue Growth

Posted by Douglas 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

Drive Versus Passion – Randy Komisar Las Vegas Growth Summit

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Nov 10, 2014

Is there a difference between being driven to do something and being passionate about it?

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Topics: Core Purpose, Growth Summit, Passion, Exponential Organization, MTP, The Monk and the Riddle: The Art of Creating a Lif

Want To or How To: People & Core Purpose

Posted by Douglas 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

 

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