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A Failure to Communicate

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jul 25, 2016

Last year one of my customers, Fleck Sales, created a theme based on the 1967 film Cool Hand Luke, “What we have here is a failure to communicate.”

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Topics: weekly meetings, Strategic Discipline, meeting rhythms, daily huddle, where are you stuck

Understand How To Win – Gen. Stanley McChrystal (Atlanta Growth Summit)

Posted by Douglas Wick on Tue, May 31, 2016

Change. 

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Topics: People Decisions, Growth Summit, Execution, daily huddle, General Stanley McChrystal

Scrum’s Daily Stand Up Huddle

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Apr 18, 2016

Friday I met with a good friend of mine who is struggling with what to do in his job.  His struggle is essentially the issue offered in The Greatest Crime.  He feels limited by his company.  Ideas he suggests get sidelined or ignored. His company doesn’t hold any meetings to keep him engaged.  He feels isolated and unable to contribute.

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Topics: consistently execute, Execution, daily huddle, Scrum, Execution

Daily Huddle – Where Are You Stuck

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Dec 15, 2014

Last Monday when I arrived at my customers business in Concord, CA I was able to observe  their daily huddle.  It was about ten minutes in length and included about 12 people.  They went through the first two agenda items, priorities and metrics, but left out the “where are you stuck” portion of the meeting.  It was precise and punctuated with meaningful metrics and priorities from each individual including two who reported from the phone: one who works remotely, another who was stuck in traffic. 

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Topics: meeting rhythms, Execution, daily huddle, where are you stuck

Give More Customer Service - Las Vegas Growth Summit

Posted by Douglas Wick on Wed, Oct 29, 2014

You may recall in People: Teaching Willpower Spurs Starbucks’ Business Growth we discussed how habits changed ordinary people like Travis into an extraordinary service provider.  If you don’t know how hard that might be, read the blog to discover how Travis behaved at McDonalds.

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Topics: customer service, Growth Summit, daily huddle, customer loyalty, Starbucks

The Daily Double – Two Daily Huddles Better Than One?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Mar 31, 2014

If doing something once a day is good for business, does doing it twice double the impact? 

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Topics: Discipline, Strategic Discipline, Best Business Practices, Leadership Team, daily huddle

Performance Appraisals - Is the System Irrevocably Broken?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Aug 26, 2013

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Topics: weekly meetings, employee performance, Aubrey Daniels, performance, daily huddle, system

Ready for the Day? – Daily Huddles

Posted by Douglas Wick on Sat, Mar 3, 2012

It’s starts with the easy stuff.  Every morning between 7:30 and 9 AM. 

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Topics: priorities, questions, metrics, daily huddle

Essential Meeting - Daily Huddle

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Aug 8, 2011

Last blog I promised more on essential meetings.   This blog is on Daily Huddles and subsequent blogs will review the agenda, intention and value of our recommended meeting rhythms.

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, meeting rhythms, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, meetings, daily huddle

Essential Meeting Rhythms

Posted by Douglas Wick on Wed, Aug 3, 2011

Do you wonder why your people are so frequently unaccountable to the results you expect?  How often are you asking them to be accountable to your expectations?

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Topics: Accountability, weekly meetings, Strategic Discipline, meeting rhythms, meetings, daily huddle

 

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The Strategic Discipline Blog focuses on small to midsize business owners with a ravenous appetite to improve his or her leadership skills and business results.

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