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American Icon – Path for Scale Ups & Strategic Discipline

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Oct 14, 2019

A customer of mine, who I’ve worked with on and off for the past ten years, recently contacted me to start our coaching relationship again.

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Topics: Culture of Discipline, metrics, Business Vision, Execution, Vision, Alan Mulally, American Icon

Measuring ROI - Create Marginal Gains

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Mar 25, 2019

Achieving growth in your business comes in many shapes and forms.

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Topics: Core Values, Execution, Core Behaviors, Execution Excellence, Marginal Gains, ROI


Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Oct 15, 2018

Have you ever wondered why you have to work long hours and others go home on time or early?

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Topics: employee performance, performance, Execution, Morten Hansen, Great At Work, Work Smart, Do Less, Then Obsess

Strategy: Playing to Win Step 5 - Management Systems

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Sep 24, 2018

Step 5, Management Systems: What Systems Are Required, is the most neglected of the 5 steps to a Winning Strategy.

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Topics: strategy, Execution, strategy decisions, Playing To Win, Managment Systems

Prediction is NOT  Decision-Making – Avi Goldfarb - New Orleans ScaleUp Summit

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jun 4, 2018

What is AI? How can your business take advantage of AI to be more efficient and productive?

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Topics: Execution, Prediction, ScaleUp Summit Learning, ScaleUp Summit New Orleans 2018, Artificial Intenlligence (AI)

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

Repeat, Repeat, Repeat – Your Strategy and One Thing

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 14, 2018

In business after business, front line employees, don’t know the company’s strategy. 

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Topics: Bringing Out the Best In People, People, consistently execute, Alignment, Execution, Strategy Decision

How to Craft Your Story – The Introvert’s Edge

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 7, 2018

There’s a science to why stories resonate, and are remembered.

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Topics: themes, Alignment, Execution, Power of Story, The Introvert's Edge

The Science of A Story – The Introvert’s Edge

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 30, 2018

There’s a method to deliver your message more effectively to your employees, the people you supervise, even your prospects, and customers.

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Topics: Core Values, Alignment, Execution, Power of Story, The Introvert's Edge


Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 2, 2018

Ryan Holiday’s The Obstacle is the Way interweaves stories from great historical people sharing stoic disciplines, and three critical steps to overcoming obstacles.

The steps begin with how we look at our specific problems, our attitude or approach; then the energy and creativity with which we actively break them down and turn them into opportunities; finally, the cultivation and maintenance of an inner will that allows us to handle defeat and difficulty.

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Topics: Execution, See Crisis as Opportunity, Perception, Action, Will Disciplines, Ryan Holiday, The Obstacle Is the Way, Forecasting, Super Bowl LII

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