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What’s My Daily Measure? Dougy Fresh

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Dec 19, 2016

Every day, every week, every month, every year, your people either feel defeated, excited, or undistinguished about their performance.

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Topics: employee performance, measurement, Rockefeller Habits Checklist, Execution, Profit

Victim, Rescuer, Persecutor:  Which Role Are You Playing?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jul 4, 2016

In your organization, which do you focus on, Problems or Outcomes?

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Topics: employee performance, People, People/Relationship Drivers, human behavior performance, Performance Management, Smart Tribes, Problem or Outcome Focus

Tools to Measure Employee Performance

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Aug 31, 2015

In our last blog Amazon’s Culture Flaws? we shared the NY Times article Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace. Remarks from employees suggest increased pressure in Amazon’s environment to perform. 

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Topics: employee engagement, employee performance, People, leadership, A Players, Leadership Team

Amazon’s Culture Flaws?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Is it possible to balance high performance in the workplace with a culture that provides personal liberty, freedom and work-life balance?

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Topics: employee engagement, employee performance, People, metrics, measurement

Addition by Subtraction – Great Game of Business Story

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Aug 20, 2015

A Culture of Accountability is the outcome of getting People Decision right in your organization. 

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Topics: employee engagement, employee performance, People, People Decisions, Great Game of Business

Core Values in Action

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, May 11, 2015

We’ve discussed how innovation occurs in your business previously in What's Your Innovation Process Look Like?

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Topics: employee engagement, Core Values, employee performance, Pearsons Law

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

Positive Reinforcement: 4 Steps to “Make Others Feel Important” (1&2)

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jan 19, 2015

When I last addressed positive reinforcement and superior human relationships in To Improve Your Relationships Improve This in early December I promised to provide four steps to help make others feel important.  These are from my notes Brian Tracy’s “The Psychology of Achievement” taken many years ago. 

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Topics: Bringing Out the Best In People, Employee Recognition, employee performance, People, Aubrey Daniels, Multipliers, performance, First Break All the Rules, Psychology of Achievement

Increase Accountability with OKRs – Objectives and Key Results

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Dec 29, 2014

You’re probably familiar with the term KPI’s or Key Performance Indicators.  KPI’s are driven by top-down leadership decisions.  These are the Key Performance Indicators for the company based on the Annual, Quarterly and Trimester planning and strategy meetings businesses have to set direction for the business.

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Topics: Accountability, employee performance, meeting rhythms, Alignment, precision and specificity

 

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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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