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Tom Peters Is Angry!  New Orleans ScaleUp Summit

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 28, 2018

Much like the handouts Tom Peters provided in the program for the New Orleans ScaleUp Summit, Peters message was a rambling journey, punctuated by outbursts of emphatic annoyance, indignation, exasperation, outrage, and passion.  At the heart of his message is Execution Excellence.

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Topics: People, Execution, Education & Training, ScaleUp Summit Learning, Growing Your People, ScaleUp Summit New Orleans 2018, Tom Peters, The Excellence Dividend

Scaling Up Workshop – What to Expect – Join Us

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Oct 5, 2015

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Topics: Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, Four Decisions, Education & Training, Scaling Up Verne Harnish

Why Business is a Noble Pursuit

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jun 29, 2015

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Topics: Education & Training, Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose, Elevated Emotions

People: Teaching Willpower Spurs Starbucks’ Business Growth

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Sep 25, 2014

When founder and former CEO Howard Schultz returned to Starbuck after an eight year absence in 2008 the company rebounded. What happened and how did he manage to turn around a company that had lost its focus on the customer?

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Topics: customer service, employee performance, habits, The Power of Habit, Education & Training, routine, Alcoa, Paul O'Neill, Starbucks

Free Training & Education Opportunity

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Fri, Feb 14, 2014

“Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody ever does anything about it,“ is a quote attributed to Mark Twain.

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Topics: Training, Leadership Training, training and education, Education & Training, Leadership Team

Missing Discipline - Monthly Meeting Solution

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 22, 2011

Every company talks about it, yet not many make the commitment and follow through.  That commitment is to training.  The monthly meeting is a structured, consistent discipline for training when following the agenda we suggest. 

There’s much more to the monthly meeting agenda, yet if it can accomplish one dedicated hour to improving your team’s education and learning it can reward your business many times over with improved efficiency and performance.

The Monthly Meeting should be held as soon as possible after the Financial Results are available from your Accounting Department. One of the most important aspects of the Monthly Meeting Cycle is to see how the organization is performing financially – in actuality – against Quarterly Priorities and Metrics.

The other primary aspect of the Monthly Meetings Rhythms is to spend some quality time evaluating progress on the Quarterly Priorities – and making decisions on any Corrective Actions that need to be taken, should performance not be tracking with the progress needed to deliver on all Accountabilities to the Plan from each SPA (Single Point of Accountability) – The WHO on the Who, What, When Accountability List.

When we speak of Mid-Course Adjustments, we are speaking of precisely that – WHAT is your Corrective Action to get your Accountability back on Plan? While there may be explanations offered in this environment, there can be no excuses for failing to deliver on one’s accountabilities to the Plan.

You will also want to devote time to one or two lengthier subjects of either Strategic or Tactical/Operational Issues. Pick an item or two which need an immediate and a wider level of discussion or discovery -- usually something that is taking shape as an Obstacle or a Chokepoint – and drill down on the subject, with the intention of advancing solutions to remove the obstacle or the chokepoint, before it begins eroding or affecting results.

This Meeting should run about 1-2 hours, and no more. Maintain focused discipline in managing the timeframe, and make every minute together count.”

Here’s our suggested agenda for the Monthly meeting:

  • 15 Minutes -  Review Priorities and Last Meetings Actions.   

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Topics: Accountability, Training, monthly meetings, meetings, Strategic Learning, Education & Training

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

Our 3 disciplines include:

- Priorities
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- Meeting Rhythms

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