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Do Your Meetings Kill Your Employees Best Ideas?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jun 25, 2018

Meetings can be the scourge of an organization, or a catalyst for growth.

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Topics: meeting rhythms, meetings, Innovation, leadership meetings, Leadership Decisions

Strategic Discipline Simplified – Priority, Metrics, Meeting Rhythms

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Aug 14, 2017

“A culture of discipline is not a principle of business; it is a principle of greatness.”

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, Cadence of Accountability, meeting rhythms, priority, Execution, Key Metrics

What’s Working What’s Not – Monthly Meeting

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Aug 10, 2017

In our Gazelles and Strategic Discipline’s Monthly Meetings there’s a segment of the meeting dedicated to What’s Working and What’s Not.

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, meeting rhythms, monthly meetings, 4 Disciplines of Execution, What's Working & What's Not

Extraordinary Results Require Great Answers

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Jan 12, 2017

Have you ever had someone in your life who believed in you?

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, meeting rhythms, metrics, The One Thing, Extraordinary Results

A Failure to Communicate

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jul 25, 2016

Last year one of my customers, Fleck Sales, created a theme based on the 1967 film Cool Hand Luke, “What we have here is a failure to communicate.”

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Topics: weekly meetings, Strategic Discipline, meeting rhythms, daily huddle, where are you stuck

Routine Sets You Free – Disciplined Preparation Sets You Up

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Apr 21, 2016

If you recall when I first got into the hospital I wrote a blog Can Routines Really Set You Free?  Little did I realize that getting back home would be a routine changer as well. Football legend Bear Bryant said, It's not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference.”

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Topics: leukemia, Strategic Discipline, meeting rhythms, priorities, metrics, Michelle Wick

Why Your First Time Block is Vacation – Your One Thing...

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Feb 4, 2016

In The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller, Jay Papasan, Gary Keller shares the following story to emphasize the power of Time Blocking:

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, One Thing, planning, meeting rhythms, time management, use of energy

Why, What, How of a Weekly Meeting and Meeting Rhythms

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Apr 30, 2015

Last blog Why Meeting Rhythms are a Critical Strategic Discipline we captured why weekly meetings are so important, providing a little tease on why, what and how to conduct this centerpiece of aligning discipline that stirs growth in your business.

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Topics: Customer Feedback, Employee Feedback, weekly meetings, meeting rhythms, Best Business Practices

Why Meeting Rhythms are a Critical Strategic Discipline

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Apr 27, 2015

Why Doug?  Why should we do daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual meetings?

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Topics: weekly meetings, Business Growth, Balanced Priorities, meeting rhythms, Business Dashboards, pattern recognition, Radical Change, Radical Stability

Execution – Rockefeller Habits Checklist, Priorities, Metrics, Meeting Rhythms

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Mar 2, 2015

Execution is about turning your hard-earned revenue (top line income that remember comes from Strategy) into bottom line net profit. Companies that are strong on top line performance and yet struggle to make a reasonable or attractive bottom line profit typically have challenges with Execution – that is being both efficient and effective operationally. In this blog we will cover the principles and habits that John D. Rockefeller used to build an operationally excellent company and which Verne Harnish (Scaling Up and Mastering the Rockefeller Habits) has adapted for mid-market growth companies.

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Topics: Discipline, Strategic Discipline, meeting rhythms, Four Decisions, priorities, metrics, meetings, Execution

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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.

Our 3 disciplines include:

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