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THINK Like a Leader – Above the Line

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, May 18, 2017

In football, they call this a reverse.  My intentions in my last blog were to discuss Productive Paranoia from Jim Collins Great By Choice.

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Topics: Leadership Training, Growth Summit, Strategic Learning, Think Week, Effective Leadership

Delegate

Posted by Douglas Wick on Sat, Aug 23, 2014

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Topics: employee engagement, Business Growth, Leadership Training, leadership, effective delegation

Toastmasters Mission (Core Purpose) is Clear – Is Yours?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Apr 28, 2014

Most of us struggle to get out of our comfort zone.  Yet it’s the one thing, done frequently that can dramatically transform our performance. 

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Topics: Training, Leadership Training, leadership, training and education, Core Purpose

Why Leadership-Development Programs Fail - Solution

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Apr 10, 2014

A recent article by McKinsey & Company, one of the most prestigious consulting firms, Why Leadership-Development programs fail, notes four major reasons leadership development programs fail.  Many of the reasons focus directly on the leadership program.
Leadership training is more than just setting up programs to train and develop your future leaders.  It begins with how you train your people to be leaders in your present operating disciplines.  Let me share the four mistake areas from the article and share how Gazelles Coaches and Positioning Systems treat these to prevent leadership-development failures.

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Topics: Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Leadership Training, leadership, training and education, Patrick Lencioni, Job Summary Scorecard

MULTIPLIER EFFECT – FEWER PEOPLE, PAID MORE, HIGHER PRODUCTIVITY

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Mar 27, 2014

When Jack Welsh was at GE he had a philosophy to have less people, paid more with a lower total wage cost. 

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Topics: Business Growth, Leadership Training, leadership, Multipliers, productivity, Leadership Team

Free Training & Education Opportunity

Posted by Douglas Wick on Fri, Feb 14, 2014

“Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody ever does anything about it,“ is a quote attributed to Mark Twain.

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Topics: Training, Leadership Training, training and education, Education & Training, Leadership Team

Good Decision Making

Posted by Douglas Wick on Tue, Sep 10, 2013

We would all like to make better decisions.  Would it surprise you to know that how you go about making a decision will have little to do with how your decision turns out? All the time spent agonizing on making the proper choice has little bearing on whether or not it will turnout being the right decision.

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Topics: Decision-Making, Leadership Training, leadership

Why Mentoring Fuels Business Growth

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jul 22, 2013

At a recent client monthly meeting we discussed their new employee orientation (onboarding) process and how someone is always included to mentor the new person.  The mentoring program isn’t structured. Its primary intent is to provide an opportunity for feedback and concerns that they might not feel they can address with their supervisor.  The CEO played a video on why mentoring is important this company.  Immediately he observed there were additional opportunities mentoring offers to grow their business.

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Topics: employee engagement, Leadership Training, Leadership DNA, Connecting, Cost of Mis-hire

Weekly Meeting Rhythms – Pass On The Company’s Leadership DNA

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, May 7, 2012

 

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Topics: Leadership Training, meeting rhythms, Leadership DNA, best practices of growth companies

 

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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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