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What’s My Daily Measure? Dougy Fresh

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Dec 19, 2016

Every day, every week, every month, every year, your people either feel defeated, excited, or undistinguished about their performance.

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Topics: employee performance, measurement, Rockefeller Habits Checklist, Execution, Profit

Amazon’s Culture Flaws?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Is it possible to balance high performance in the workplace with a culture that provides personal liberty, freedom and work-life balance?

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Topics: employee engagement, employee performance, People, metrics, measurement

Don’t Give Me That Crap!

Posted by Douglas Wick on Tue, Jun 3, 2014

Today I wanted to get your attention.

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Topics: Business Growth, Patrick Lencioni, measurement

Should you Measure or Estimate for Decision-Making?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Apr 7, 2014

You and probably many business owners are virtually swimming in waves of data.  Advances in technology and the Internet have made it easy to collect data on almost any subject and allow you, if willing, to collect measurements on any part of your business.

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, Decision-Making, E-Myth, Pearsons Law, metrics, measurement

Last Friday of the Month – How’s Your Dashboard Looking?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Fri, Jan 25, 2013

2013’s begun and we are already to the last Friday of the month of January!

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, Business Dashboards, Business Scorecards, lagging indicators, key performance indicators, measurement, Stockdale Paradox

Four Decisions – Measuring Your Execution

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Feb 6, 2012

Growth companies need to get Four Decision right in order to achieve success.  These Four Decisions are People, Strategy, Execution and Cash. Depending on the severity of your challenges in these four decision areas, you will ultimately need to choose one of these four decisions as your One Thing for the year and quarterly priorities.   We’ve covered the outcome for getting People and Strategy right in your organization in previous blogs. 

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Topics: measurement, Rockefeller Habits Checklist, consistently execute, Execution

Michael Gerber Dreamed It Rockefeller Habits Checklist Quantifies It

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Jan 19, 2012

If you’re a small to mid-sized business owner you probably have a number of aspirations for your business.  To build it so you can spend your time doing what you love most while the business runs consistently and predictably without you.  Or it may be to watch it grow to achieve success humming along like a well-oiled machine.  The dream of many small business owners was outlined in Michael Gerber’s book The E-Myth Revisited, Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What To Do About It. Ultimately you want to be in a position to invest most of your time working ON the business rather than IN it.

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Topics: measurement, Michael Gerber, Rockefeller Habits Checklist, consistently execute

What’s Your Customer Satisfaction Measurement?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Sep 12, 2011

There are a number of components within the inner working of Meetings, Metrics and Priorities to make Strategic Discipline work for your business.  When we begin working with clients at Positioning Systems, any implementation of Strategic Discipline includes customer and employee reporting in the weekly and monthly meeting segments. This is critical due to the importance of pattern recognition and the need for balance in your business metrics and priorities.

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Topics: The Ultimate Question, customer survey, Customer Feedback, Net Promoter Score, weekly meetings, customer satisfaction metrics, measurement

The High Ground – Your Dashboard

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Jun 23, 2011

Having a vantage point over your competitor is always a good thing.  In war armies seek the high ground to provide an advantage over their enemy.  As we move toward another Fourth of July I’ve been spending some of my free time reviewing books on the greatest battle that occurred on American soil.  In the three days leading up to July 4th in 1863 the Federal army occupied the high ground around Gettysburg, turning it into an advantage that defeated General Lee’s confederate armies. The victory eventually led to the reunion of our nation.  At Gettysburg the high ground determined the victor.

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, Business Dashboards, metrics, measurement, Strategic Learning

Fear Discipline?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jun 20, 2011

Are you one of those people who says, “Whenever I hear “discipline,” I tune out—the last thing I want is bureaucracy mucking up my entrepreneurial business.”  How will Strategic Discipline improve performance without crushing creativity? 

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Topics: Discipline, Bringing Out the Best In People, employee performance, measurement, The Compound Effect

 

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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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