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Your Business Culture Creates Belief Structure

Posted by Douglas Wick on Wed, Feb 19, 2014

Do you believe you’re a prisoner to your genes?  Is your family’s past afflictions, diseases, and maladies a prediction of your future? 

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, Business Growth, People, Grow: How Ideals Power Growth and Profit at the Wo, The Advantage, Business Culture, competitive advantage, Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose

What’s Your Passion? What Are You Best At? (Hedgehog Concept)

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Nov 11, 2013

In The Hedgehog Concept we discussed the intersection of three circles that provide your One Thing Focus for the strategy of your business.  Where do you find or discover the elements that comprise the three circles?   If you’ve completed portions of your One Page Strategic Plan you’ll have made progress toward understanding what these are. 

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Topics: Core Purpose, Grow: How Ideals Power Growth and Profit at the Wo, Patrick Lencioni, Profit per X, Hedgehog Concept, Organizational Health, Brand Promise, BHAG, Brand Ideal

What’s Your Strategic Statement of Values Worth?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jul 29, 2013

Maximum growth and high ideals are not incompatible. They’re inseparable.

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Topics: employee engagement, Grow: How Ideals Power Growth and Profit at the Wo, Brand Ideal, Stengel 50, Strategic Statement of Values

Does Your Company Wear Its Culture?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, May 27, 2013

Do you display your company’s Core Values in your business?   Where?  Does everyone in your company to see them on a regular basis each day?  Do you have a War Room, or a public place where elements of your business like this, Strategy Statement, Core Purpose/Mission, Brand Promise are prominently on display?

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Topics: Core Values, Core Purpose, Grow: How Ideals Power Growth and Profit at the Wo, The Advantage, Business Culture, How to Motivate Employees

The Ideal Growth Tree – Five Must Do’s To Live Your Core Purpose

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, May 28, 2012

As a business coach I’ve discovered there are two opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to why a business doesn’t create a set of ideals, or as Jim Stengel calls it the Brand Ideal. 

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Topics: Employee Feedback, employee engagement, Strategic Discipline, Core Purpose, Grow: How Ideals Power Growth and Profit at the Wo, use of energy

Brand Ideals - A 400% ROI - Identify Your Competitive Advantage

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, May 24, 2012

In our last blog Grow Author Jim Stengel “Great Leadership Follow Common Practices” we discussed the five leadership practices great leaders follow and learned: Maximum growth and high ideals are not incompatible. They’re inseparable.

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, Business Growth, leadership, Grow: How Ideals Power Growth and Profit at the Wo, The Advantage, competitive advantage

Grow Author Jim Stengel “Great Leadership Follow Common Practices”

Posted by Douglas Wick on Sun, May 20, 2012

In Creating the Discipline of The Advantage Patrick Lencioni indicated the single greatest advantage any company can achieve is organizational health. He provides Four Disciplines that companies need to achieve organizational health. 

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Topics: Discipline, Business Growth, leadership, Grow: How Ideals Power Growth and Profit at the Wo, One Page Strategic Plan, The Advantage, Brand Ideal

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