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Company Colonoscopy: Start, Stop, Keep, Employee Survey

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Dec 29, 2016

Tuesday a high school class mate of mine decided to have a colonoscopy performed for the second time.  I’ve written about Steve before in It Starts With the Right People.  He let me know late Tuesday he is still the perfect asshole!

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Topics: Employee Feedback, employee engagement, People Decisions, The Right People, Employee Survey, Gallup's Q12 Employee Engagement Survey

Scrum Reminders From Noah’s Solo Ensemble Performance

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Apr 21, 2016

Saturday my son Noah performed his Double Bass solo at the Iowa state solo ensemble.

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Topics: Employee Feedback, Strategic Discipline, Aubrey Daniels, Scrum

Employee Feedback and Closing the Loop

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, May 4, 2015

Are you open to learn from your errors?  If you’re open to learn from your mistakes, often they can launch success and opportunities that would never have occurred without accepting failure. 

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Topics: Employee Feedback, themes, Culture of Discipline, Company Culture, Scaling Up Verne Harnish

Why, What, How of a Weekly Meeting and Meeting Rhythms

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Apr 30, 2015

Last blog Why Meeting Rhythms are a Critical Strategic Discipline we captured why weekly meetings are so important, providing a little tease on why, what and how to conduct this centerpiece of aligning discipline that stirs growth in your business.

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Topics: Customer Feedback, Employee Feedback, weekly meetings, meeting rhythms, Best Business Practices

Execution Growth Tools: Critical Number, Customer & Employee Feedback, NPS

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Mar 5, 2015

We continue sharing the Gazelles Growth Tools that Positioning Systems and Gazelles coaches provide for our customers on Execution, one of the Four Decisions your company needs to get right or risk leaving significant revenues, profits, and time on the table. A reminder that these four decisions are: People, Strategy, Execution, and Cash. 

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Topics: Customer Feedback, Net Promoter Score, Employee Feedback, Four Decisions, Execution, Critical Numbers

Positive Reinforcement - Attention

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Jan 29, 2015

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Topics: Employee Feedback, employee engagement, Employee Recognition, employee performance, positive reinforcement, Psychology of Achievement

Steps 3 & 4: Positive Reinforcement: “Make Others Feel Important"

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Jan 22, 2015

How can you make people feel important?  What benefits do you receive by doing so?

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Topics: Employee Feedback, employee engagement, Employee Recognition, Business Growth, employee performance, positive reinforcement, Psychology of Achievement, Brian Tracy

Key Performance Indicators - Customer & Employee Feedback

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Jan 15, 2015

Last blog in Key Performance Indicators we presented the value of speaking to customers and employees routinely and why these measurements can be so powerful to your business. 

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Topics: Customer Feedback, Employee Feedback, Business Growth, key performance indicators, Customer Advocacy, Rockefeller Habits Checklist

Love ‘em or Lose ’em Beverly Kay - Las Vegas Growth Summit

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Nov 6, 2014

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Topics: Employee Feedback, employee engagement, People, Growth Summit, Employee retention

Why You Should Not Facilitate Your Annual Meeting?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Considering that you’re the leader of your business it naturally makes sense that you should plan and command the leadership role in your annual planning and strategy session.

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Topics: Employee Feedback, employee performance, Annual Plan, leadership, Four Decisions, Leadership Team

 

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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.

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