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A CEO’s Two Most Important Jobs – New Orleans Scale Up Summit

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 21, 2018

The New Orleans ScaleUp Summit 2018 starts Tuesday.  As Gazelles Coaches we always get the first sneak peek at Verne Harnish’s presentation, ahead of business leaders attending the Summit.

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Topics: ScaleUp Summit Learning, ScaleUp Summit New Orleans 2018, Effective Leadership, CEO Leadership Focus

Change is Good - How to Do It

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 28, 2017

Change is Good!

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Topics: change, Effective Leadership, employee engagement, Gallup's Q12 Employee Engagement Survey, Decision-Making

Leadership Core Behavior – Productive Paranoia

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 7, 2017

In Great by Choice Jim Collins asks and answers: Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not?

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Topics: Great by Choice, Core Behaviors, Productive Paranoia, Effective Leadership, Leadership Decisions, Leadership Core Behavior

Solving the Leadership Puzzle – Leadership Circle Profile (360) – San Antonio ScaleUp Summit

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jul 3, 2017

It’s this simple.  If you can’t scale leadership you can’t grow your business.

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Topics: Effective Leadership, leadership, Leadership Training, Mastering Leadership, Leadership Circle Profile, Scale Up Summit San Antonio

THINK Like a Leader – Above the Line

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, May 18, 2017

In football, they call this a reverse.  My intentions in my last blog were to discuss Productive Paranoia from Jim Collins Great By Choice.

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Topics: Effective Leadership, Strategic Learning, Think Week, Growth Summit, Leadership Training

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

Pay No Attention to That Man Behind the Curtain - Authenticity

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 24, 2017

Every business I work with in my coaching practice has a weakness. Often, it’s more than just one.  One or more of these weaknesses limits the businesses’ growth.

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Topics: Effective Leadership, Decision-Making, leadership, How the Mighty Fall,, Level 5 Leadership

Get Your Boys in the Boat – Strategic Discipline Builds Harmonious Leadership Teams

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Apr 6, 2017

“Rowing a race is an art, not a frantic scramble. It must be rowed with head power as well as hand power. From the first stroke all thoughts of the other crew must be blocked out. Your thoughts must be directed to you and your own boat, always positive, never negative.”

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Topics: The Boys in the Boat, Effective Leadership, Leadership DNA, leadership meetings, leadership commitment, Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Strategic Discipline

Leadership – Are You Chasing Waterfalls?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Mar 14, 2016

One of the two most important attributes of effective leaders is their ability to predict.  (The other is delegating.)

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Topics: Pearsons Law, . The two most important attributes of effective, Prediction, Forecast, Scrum, Effective Leadership, Gantt charts

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