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Strategy - What is Your Winning Aspiration?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 27, 2018

Great strategy is making choices.

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Topics: strategy decisions, strategy, Playing To Win, Your Winning Aspiration, Core Purpose

Build A Cathedral – OUTthinkers Strategy: BE GOOD

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Aug 31, 2017

Brick Layers

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Topics: strategy, Strategy Decision, OUTTHINK THE COMPETITION, Core Purpose, BE GOOD

Transparency Raises Belief and Commitment

Posted by Douglas A 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, Core Purpose, Clarity of Purpose,, Great Game of Business

HEDGEHOG CONCEPT Three Circles Signal Greatness

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Aug 25, 2016

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

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

Your BHAG Journey

Posted by Douglas A 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: BHAG, Hedgehog Concept, Core Purpose, Brand Promise, Profit per X, The Inside Advantage, WHO WHAT HOW The Inside Advantage

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

Posted by Douglas A 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 A 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 A 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 A 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 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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