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Scaling Up Workshop – What to Expect – Join Us

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Oct 5, 2015

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Topics: Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, Four Decisions, Education & Training, Scaling Up Verne Harnish

Scale up - Mastering the Rockefeller Habits 4 Decisions Workshop

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Have you considered whether or not your business needs a business coach?  Do you have the right structure for Annual and Quarterly Planning?  What elements of Strategy or Execution can your business do better to achieve increased results?

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Topics: quarterly meetings, Accountability, 4-3-2-1 formula for business growth, Catalyst, Annual Plan, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, Four Decisions, Alignment

Three Barriers to Business Growth - #3 Market Dynamics

Posted by Douglas Wick on Tue, Dec 3, 2013

The third barrier to business growth is:

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Topics: Business Growth, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, market dynamics, Barriers to Business Growth

Why Do People Hate Their Jobs – Employee Feedback

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Nov 21, 2013

What makes people hate their jobs? What makes them non-productive, complaint-happy zombies? 

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Topics: Employee Feedback, employee engagement, weekly meetings, collective intelligence, employee performance, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits

Cash Conversion Cycle Oxygen for Your Business

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Oct 17, 2013

If you don’t believe cash is king take a look at some of the companies who have the largest cash reserves.  Topping the list is Cisco with almost $40 billion in cash.  Microsoft has nearly $37 billion, Pfizer $27 Billion, and Apple stands at $25.6 Billion.  

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Topics: Sales Process, collective intelligence, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, Cash Conversion Cycle, Cash

Four Decisions Three Disciplines

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Oct 14, 2013

In these blogs we emphasize the importance of Four Decisions and Three Disciplines, the later a Positioning Systems foundation principle for  Strategic Discipline.

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, 4-3-2-1 formula for business growth, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, Four Decisions

Learn the Disciplines - Rockefeller Habits Four Decisions Workshop

Posted by Douglas Wick on Fri, Aug 23, 2013

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Topics: Discipline, Good to Great, Strategic Discipline, Culture of Discipline, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, Four Decisions

Transplant Day Reached Through Discipline

Posted by Douglas Wick on Sun, Sep 9, 2012

Life can be ironic.  Positioning Systems fundamental coaching principles surround the ideals of discipline.  The reason Positioning Systems focuses on Strategic Discipline for meetings, metrics, and priorities is due to my personal beliefs in the foundational teachings from Mastering the Rockefeller Habits and Jim Collins in Good to Great.  They remain to me the most important element in achieving business growth and success. 

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Topics: Discipline, Good to Great, Strategic Discipline, Culture of Discipline, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, Jim Collins, Bone Marrow Transplant

Are Your People The Priority They Should be?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Tue, Sep 4, 2012

If you’re not a fan of college football, and you’re a business owner there’s one thing you should pay close attention to for growing your business.  It’s Jim Collins principal for Good To Great, First Who, Then What.  If you look at the college football rankings this week you’ll see a list of teams (Alabama, USC, LSU, Oregon, Oklahoma, Florida State, Georgia and Arkansas) that are perennially on the top ranked college football teams.  Why?

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Topics: Business Growth, People, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, Four Decisions, Jim Collins, A Players

Leadership Requires Vulnerability

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Aug 16, 2012

Many business and leadership skills are counter intuitive.  Take the idea of less is more.  Most of us believe if we tackle more we get more done, when precisely the opposite is true. 

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Topics: Five Dysfunctions of a Team, leadership, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, Strength Based Leadership

 

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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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