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An Index Card – Execution Discipline

Posted by Douglas Wick on Tue, Sep 7, 2010

It was before FM radio had taken the lead in listenership from AM.  That’s how long ago this story is.  I was the sales manager for a 3000 watt FM radio station in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.  My first year as a sales manager had been difficult.  We hadn’t managed to meet the previous year’s sales numbers and I was challenged to meet the new projections or the outcome would be back to a sales position.   

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Topics: Accountability, Discipline Plan, meeting rhythms, Execution, goals

Routine Sets You Free – Setting the Course for Strategic Discipline

Posted by Douglas Wick on Fri, Sep 3, 2010

Routines are boring. One question I’m often asked is why do clients quit doing the Rockefeller Habits if they’re so successful?  The answer is the repetitive nature of routine.  Habits become mundane.  We all love the feeling of independence.  We yearn for the freedom to do whatever we want.  Yet in business without the right habits we fail to achieve.  You can tell the strength of a business and its leader by the strength of their routines. 

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, meeting rhythms, goals

Stretch Goals – Give Them a Head Start - Positioning Systems

Posted by Douglas Wick on Tue, Mar 16, 2010

How do you motivate action?  Whether it's your employees or customers it's a good idea to make them feel like they have a head start to the finish line.

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Topics: Business Growth, 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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