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The Science of A Story – The Introvert’s Edge

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 30, 2018

There’s a method to deliver your message more effectively to your employees, the people you supervise, even your prospects, and customers.

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Topics: The Introvert's Edge, Core Values, Alignment, Power of Story, Execution

Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch – Above the Line

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Driven leaders too frequently downplay the importance of Culture and the soft issues around People, that include Strategy elements like Core Values and Core Purpose.

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Topics: Above the Line, Culture, Business Culture, Core Values, strategy, strategy decisions

Can The Four Agreements Help You Win A Super Bowl?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Mar 2, 2017

When you’ve led your team to 7 Super Bowls, winning 5 of them, your record of accomplishment speaks for itself.

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Topics: People, Core Values, leadership meetings, The Four Agreements

Humble, Hungry, and Smart - Core Values Considerations

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 1, 2016

Do you hire, evaluate, and release people in your organization based on your Core Values?

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Topics: Core Values, Patrick Lencioni, Jim Collins, Mission to Mars, People Decisions, People, strategy, The Ideal Team Player

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

Recruiting and Hiring with Core Values

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Jul 16, 2015

What do you use your Core Values for?  How do you use them?

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Topics: Core Values, hiring decisions, recruiting

Core Values in Action

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 11, 2015

We’ve discussed how innovation occurs in your business previously in What's Your Innovation Process Look Like?

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Topics: employee engagement, Core Values, employee performance, Pearsons Law

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

Would You Fire Someone for Violating Your Core Values?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Sep 15, 2014

May 1996, Paul O’Neil, (discussed in One Thing: Are Meeting Rhythms Keystone Habits?) had been at Alcoa for a decade.  His leadership is studied at Harvard Business School and Kennedy School of Government, he’s mentioned as a candidate for commerce secretary or secretary of defense, the employees and union give him high marks.  Alcoa’s stock price has risen over 200%.  He’s an acknowledged success.

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Topics: Business Growth, Top Priority, Core Values, habits, Business Culture, Keystone Habit

Core Values in Candidate Selection – Zappos “Are You Lucky?”

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Aug 14, 2014

I’m on vacation this week and decided to repost two blogs that I feel have a message that needs to be repeated.  The following blog is from February 6th, 2014. People as noted in Jim Collins Good to Great are the #1 factor in business success.  Making sure you are hiring the right people is critical to ensuring your business success.  Rockefeller Habits best practices demand creating Core Values.  How do you use those Core Values?  If you’re not using them to develop questions to determine if you have the right candidates to fit your culture, you should consider developing them.  Here’s an example from Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh on how to use Core Values as they do to discover whether potential employees are a good fit in their culture.

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, Core Values, People, Bone Marrow Transplant, hiring decisions, Mono Somy 7, Best Business Practices, Michelle Wick

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