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6 Steps to Create Your Flywheel

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 15, 2019

Do you believe in Good to Great as the pattern to build a Great Company?

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Topics: Discipline, Culture of Discipline, Jim Collins, Build up to Breakthrough Flywheel, Turning the Flywheel, Flywheel

Create Your Flywheel - Example

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 8, 2019

Do you know what your flywheel is?

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Topics: Discipline, Culture of Discipline, Jim Collins, Build up to Breakthrough Flywheel, Turning the Flywheel, Flywheel

How Long To Create a Habit?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Feb 12, 2018

“People do not decide their futures, they decide their habits and their habits decide their futures.” 

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Topics: Discipline, Discipline Plan, Businesss Disciplines, habits, Winning Habit

The Truth About Discipline, Habit, and Willpower

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Dec 28, 2017

“I just need more discipline.”

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Topics: Discipline, habits, Execution, Willpower, The One Thing, Winning Habit

4 Keys Ingredients to Leadership Success

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 8, 2017

The most rewarding part of being a business coach is watching the business and people you coach grow and succeed.  If you’re in business, I’m sure you share this feeling.

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Topics: Discipline, priority, Leadership DNA, Effective Leadership, Attitude, Trends

West Point’s Pearson’s Law & Scrum Lesson

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Mar 24, 2016

Search on Google for Pearson’s Law and you’ll discover the first article is one I wrote on this principle entitled simply Pearson’s Law.  I’m proud the attention I’ve given and received on Pearson’s Law has received this amount of consideration.

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Topics: Discipline, Pearsons Law, Pearson's Law, consistently execute, Execution, Scrum

Customer Commonality - Leadership

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Dec 24, 2015

Three weeks ago I was invited to facilitate a new customer’s Annual Planning.  They’d been a long follower of the Rockefeller Habits implementing the principles on their own for nearly ten years. They felt they might be at a crossroads, anticipating they could breakthrough and achieve greater success with the help of a Gazelles Coach.  It was an honor to facilitate their meeting and help provide some additional insight into the nuances of Verne Harnish’s principles and the book Scaling Up.

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Topics: Discipline, leadership, Leadership Team, Strength Based Leadership

What’s Your One Thing (3X)

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Oct 8, 2015

What if your business had set an annual priority and failed to achieve it?

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Topics: Discipline, One Thing, Discipline Plan, fanatic discipline

The Irony of Freedom

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 20, 2015

Saturday, my son Noah, performed a solo and in a quintet at Solo and Ensemble, at Jefferson High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Watching him perform reminded me of the irony of freedom.  It also reminded me of a quote I’ve used several times in my blog, that the will to win isn’t as important as the will to prepare to win.

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Topics: Discipline, Culture of Discipline, Rockefeller Habits Checklist, commitment, preparation

12 QUESTIONS to Take You From Good To Great - #1 & 2

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Mar 30, 2015

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Topics: Discipline, Good to Great, Strategic Discipline, 10Xers, Jim Collins, Level 5 Leadership, FACe exercise: Functional Accountability Exercise

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