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Circuit City’s Lessons (Good To Great To Gone)

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jul 6, 2020

What’s made your business successful?

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Topics: leadership, Build up to Breakthrough Flywheel, Effective Leadership, Flywheel, Flywheel Extension, Good to Great to Gone, Circuit City

The Leaders Role – Mercenary or Mission Driven?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jun 29, 2020

During challenging times you discover a lot about yourself and the people you work with.

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Topics: People, People Decisions, leadership, Purpose, Effective Leadership, Leadership Decisions

Leadership – What’s Your Motive?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 6, 2020

Patrick Lencioni’s, feels he should have written his new book, The Motive, first.  He almost decided not to write it because one of the leaders he admires most, Alan Mullaly, disagreed with him on leadership involves suffering.

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Topics: leadership, Patrick Lencioni, leadership commitment, Purpose, Effective Leadership, Leadership Core Behavior, The Motive

Responsible Leadership

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Oct 28, 2019

As a leader and/or manager, how responsible are you?

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Topics: Leadership Training, leadership, manager, Performance Management, Attitude, Responsibility, Why Employees Leave

Solving the Leadership Puzzle – Leadership Circle Profile (360) – San Antonio ScaleUp Summit

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jul 3, 2017

It’s this simple.  If you can’t scale leadership you can’t grow your business.

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Topics: Leadership Training, leadership, Effective Leadership, Scale Up Summit San Antonio, Mastering Leadership, Leadership Circle Profile

Pay No Attention to That Man Behind the Curtain - Authenticity

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 24, 2017

Every business I work with in my coaching practice has a weakness. Often, it’s more than just one.  One or more of these weaknesses limits the businesses’ growth.

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Topics: Decision-Making, leadership, Level 5 Leadership, How the Mighty Fall,, Effective Leadership

Leader or Manager

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 8, 2016

As an E-Myth Senior Business Coach for ten years I used the E-Myth resources and tools to help my small business customers apply the systems concept to build their business.

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Topics: leadership, manager, Business Vision, E-Myth Revisited, Vision, Performance Management

The Freak Advantage

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Jul 14, 2016

“Your strengths have the capacity to become so dominant that they render your limitations irrelevant.” - Dr. Lance Watson

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Topics: leadership, Weaknesses, Strengths, The Freak Factor, Strenghts Based Leadership

Customer Commonality - Leadership

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Dec 24, 2015

Three weeks ago I was invited to facilitate a new customer’s Annual Planning.  They’d been a long follower of the Rockefeller Habits implementing the principles on their own for nearly ten years. They felt they might be at a crossroads, anticipating they could breakthrough and achieve greater success with the help of a Gazelles Coach.  It was an honor to facilitate their meeting and help provide some additional insight into the nuances of Verne Harnish’s principles and the book Scaling Up.

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Topics: Discipline, leadership, Leadership Team, Strength Based Leadership

Tools to Measure Employee Performance

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 31, 2015

In our last blog Amazon’s Culture Flaws? we shared the NY Times article Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace. Remarks from employees suggest increased pressure in Amazon’s environment to perform. 

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Topics: employee engagement, employee performance, People, leadership, A Players, Leadership Team

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