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

Posted by Douglas 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: Effective Leadership, ScaleUp Summit Learning, CEO Leadership Focus, ScaleUp Summit New Orleans 2018

Change is Good - How to Do It

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Aug 28, 2017

Change is Good!

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

Leadership Core Behavior – Productive Paranoia

Posted by Douglas 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, Productive Paranoia, Effective Leadership, Leadership Core Behavior, Core Behaviors, Leadership Decisions

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

Posted by Douglas 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: Leadership Training, leadership, Effective Leadership, Scale Up Summit San Antonio, Mastering Leadership, Leadership Circle Profile

THINK Like a Leader – Above the Line

Posted by Douglas 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: Leadership Training, Growth Summit, Strategic Learning, Think Week, Effective Leadership

4 Keys Ingredients to Leadership Success

Posted by Douglas 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

Pay No Attention to That Man Behind the Curtain - Authenticity

Posted by Douglas 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: Decision-Making, leadership, Level 5 Leadership, How the Mighty Fall,, Effective Leadership

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

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

Leadership – Are You Chasing Waterfalls?

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

Our 3 disciplines include:

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