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A Map – The Journey from Good To Great

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 22, 2019

Many customers ask, how do we apply Jim Collins’ work to make the leap from Good to Great?

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, Discipline Plan, Culture of Discipline, Jim Collins, Build up to Breakthrough Flywheel, Turning the Flywheel, Flywheel, Roadmap from Good to Great

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

Questioning Your Ability to Make Good Choices

Posted by Douglas A 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

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

Updated Discipline: New Rockefeller Habits Checklist

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jan 26, 2015

How important do you value discipline in your organization?  How much thought if any do you give to it? 

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Topics: Discipline, Good to Great, Great by Choice, Discipline Plan, Culture of Discipline, Rockefeller Habits Checklist, Scaling Up Verne Harnish

Practical Discipline #3 Where to Put Your Best People: Good To Great

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Dec 18, 2014

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Topics: Good to Great, Business Growth, People, People Decisions, Discipline Plan, Practical Discipline #3

Good to Great Business Model - DISCIPLINE

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Fri, Dec 5, 2014

How do you build a business model from Good to Great?  The answer while not popular is fundamental.  We dislike, resist and simply refuse to want more of it in our life: DISCIPLINE 

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Topics: Discipline, Good to Great, Discipline Plan, Rockefeller Habits Checklist

Why Is Your Business The Way It Is? The Power of Habit

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 14, 2014

Can it really be this simple?

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Topics: Business Growth, Aubrey Daniels, Discipline Plan, habits, The Power of Habit, routine

Combat Negativity with Discipline

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Apr 3, 2014

As most of you may know a little over two years ago I was projected to be another statistic of cancer.  With very slim odds (less than 10% initially) through some miraculous events my Acute Myeloid Leukemia found its way into remission. I received a bone marrow transplant from a generous donor in September of 2012.  The road back hasn’t been easy. While my healing may be remarkable, in many ways this achievement may not be as difficult as what each of you face each and every day.  Rather than diminish what was accomplished, this is to elevate what you and every other person on the planet faces as you work to accomplish each day.  

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Topics: Discipline, Strategic Discipline, Switch, Discipline Plan, positive reinforcement

Discipline - Steve Job’s First Step to Remake Apple

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Mar 21, 2013

The greatest marketer and innovator on the planet returns to his former company, Apple, and what is his first step?  In Great by Choice, Jim Collins uses Apple as one of the comparison companies.  His research looked at 1972-2002, and Steve Jobs didn’t return to Apple until 1997. But consider Jobs’ first move:

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Topics: Discipline, Great by Choice, Discipline Plan, best practices of growth companies, Best Business Practices, Rockefeller Habits Checklist, Steve Jobs

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