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Work Longer – Make Poor Decisions

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, May 2, 2016

What’s the biggest reason to work less?

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Topics: Decision-Making, less is more, productivity, Willpower, Scrum, Scrum, Execution

The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Nov 9, 2015

A foundational principal we will teach at the Scaling Up Workshop on Wednesday at our November 11th Scaling Up Workshop in Cedar Rapids, IA is One Thing.  We recommend that when choosing a priority you choose One Thing for the year or your quarter to choose to focus on.  It’s based on the principal that less is more.

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Topics: Decision-Making, One Thing, priority, time management

Questioning Your Ability to Make Good Choices

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Oct 15, 2015

How would you grade your decision-making capability?  How is your leadership team at making decisions?

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, Decision-Making, planning, Discipline Plan, Annual Plan, strategy decisions

Finding the Willpower for Better Execution

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Oct 2, 2014

Why are some people able to muster more will power than others?

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Topics: Decision-Making, employee performance, priorities, habits, The Power of Habit, Execution, routine, rockefeller habits 4-3-2-1 growth formula

A Story of Courage – The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Aug 4, 2014

Do you have the courage and conviction to say no?

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Topics: Decision-Making, Top Priority, priority, less is more, time management

Johnson & Johnson’s Core Purpose Repercussion

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Jul 31, 2014

What’s your Core Purpose?  We’ve discussed this subject several times, and it’s revealing that Greg McKeown in Essentialism speaks to it as well. 

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Topics: Decision-Making, Core Purpose, less is more, Clarity of Purpose

Focus on Priorities – Eisenhower Matrix

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jun 9, 2014

Without a priority the Whirlwind wins!  Each day you face a myriad of tasks involving your “day job.”  Everything you do day-to-day robs you from focusing on the really important things that are important but not urgent.

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Topics: Accountability, Decision-Making, whirlwind of business, leadership, reponsibility, keys to good decision making, Eisenhower Matrix

Decision-Making – Make Positive Choices

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, May 5, 2014

Michael Cobb is a 16 year old playing basketball with his three buddies on a hot summer day.  Upon finishing their games, the group decides to pool their money and buy some wine at a liquor store.  Settling down in the shade they enjoy the breeze and cool down.  Soon one of Michael’s friend’s is angry.  Grady (Michael’s best friend) only had ten cents to provide for the wine.  The other friend, who’s now agitated, provided 50 cents. He feels Grady is taking more than his fair share.  A fight ensues.  Michael and his other friend break it up.  The friend who started the fight is still upset, and leaves.  The three others continue to drink.  They’re not alarmed by their friend’s departure.  Maybe he just needs some time to cool down they think. But this friend is still upset.  He returns, after locating his father’s gun at home.  He points the gun at Grady and fires twice.  Grady dies in Michael’s arms before an ambulance arrives.

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Topics: Decision-Making, People, Execution, Sports World, Purpose, Passion

Make A Choice – Motivation Moment

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, May 1, 2014

You may have heard the story on how trainers get an elephant to remain tied to a stake.   Even though an elephant has enough strength to easily remove the stake, due to the training received when they are young they’re unable to realize they can get free.  View the video on the right for the full story.

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, Business Growth, Decision-Making, human behavior, Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and W, habits, routine

Should you Measure or Estimate for Decision-Making?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Apr 7, 2014

You and probably many business owners are virtually swimming in waves of data.  Advances in technology and the Internet have made it easy to collect data on almost any subject and allow you, if willing, to collect measurements on any part of your business.

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, Decision-Making, E-Myth, Pearsons Law, metrics, measurement

 

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