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

Posted by Douglas 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 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 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 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 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

THE DISCIPLINE OF ACTION

Posted by Douglas 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

Sustine et Abstine. Bear and forbear.  The Will

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Mar 26, 2018

Have you ever known someone who took traffic signals personally?

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

Cure Procrastination

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Mar 12, 2018

Would you like to cure your procrastination?

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Topics: performance, Execution, human behavior performance, Performance Management, Productive Procrastination, Procrastination

What Causes You to Procrastinate?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Mar 5, 2018

Can Procrastination actually be productive?

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Topics: consistently execute, Execution, Adam Grant, Originals, Productive Procrastination, Procrastination, Destructive Procrastination

Social Media – The Greater Fool – Thank you Tom R.

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Have you heard the term, The Greater Fool?

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Topics: Customer Feedback, Execution, Qualitative Customer Feedback, Social Media, Mistakes

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