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Create A Winning Habit

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Jul 13, 2017

Why is it some organizations continue to Win year after year?

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, Four Disciplines of Execution, Execution, 4 Disciplines of Execution, Winning Habit

The BIG Question – Problem Most Small to Mid-Size Business Face

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jul 10, 2017

In our previous blog Write Yourself a Swimming Pool – Joe Polish, Dean Graziosi – San Antonio ScaleUp Summit, we shared a formula to help you improve your marketing efforts and return.

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, Four Disciplines of Execution, Execution, Decisions Equal Success, Big Question

FOUR CHARACTERISTICS OF A COMPELLING PLAYERS’ BUSINESS DASHBOARD

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jan 28, 2013

Let’s get into the nitty gritty of creating a compelling business dashboard.  What elements need to be there, and what guidelines should you consider?  Hopefully last blog Last Friday of the Month – How’s Your Dashboard Looking? on my health dashboard provided some insight into building a better dashboard. 

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Topics: leading indicators, Business Scorecards, key performance indicators, Four Disciplines of Execution, Create Business Dashboard and Scorecard, Build Business Dashboard, Create Business Scorecard

Predict the Future – Leading Indicators

Posted by Douglas Wick on Fri, Dec 14, 2012

From the outbreak of the Civil War until July 1863 General Robert E Lee, commander of the rebel Confederate forces was able to repulse, evade, and defeat a much superior size and equipped army of the Potomac.  He relied on precise, accurate information about the movement of his adversary as provided for him by his cavalry commander Jeb Stuart.  This flamboyant, attention seeking, audacious, Major General provided reliable information that allowed Lee to at one point to divide his inferior forces and capture an important victory at the battle of Chancellorsville.  That confidence building victory propelled Lee to invade the North in June of 1863 bent on dealing the Union a crippling blow that would capture Washington DC and bring Great Britain to the Confederate forces aid. 

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, leading indicators, leading and lagging indicators, Four Disciplines of Execution, Execution

Are There Three or Four Disciplines to Execution?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Sun, Dec 9, 2012

In Top Ten Elements to Drive Business Growth - 4-3-2-1 Formula we provided Four Decisions, Three Disciplines, Two Drivers and One Catalyst as the keys to grow your small to mid-sized business.  The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, Jim Huling suggests there are Four Disciplines and supports this with examples and evidence of companies who have achieved success following these four disciplines. 

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Topics: Discipline, Strategic Discipline, Four Disciplines of Execution, Execution, 4 Disciplines of Execution, top priorities, Wildly Important Goals

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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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