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Chipotle’s CEO’s Successful One Thing Focus

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 5, 2021

In Love is Free. Guac is Extra: How Vulnerability, Empowerment, and Curiosity Built an Unstoppable Team, Monte Moran, Chipotle’s Co CEO from 2009 - 2016 dedicates an entire chapter (7) to priorities.

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Topics: One Thing, Top Priority, priorities, The Right People, Company Culture, Monty Moran, Love is Free. Gauc is Extra

Prepare for 2018 - Scaling Up Workshop November 1st

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Sep 28, 2017

What’s the shape of your business?

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Topics: Business Growth, One Thing, Scale Up, Scaling Up Business Growth Workshop

Write Yourself a Swimming Pool – Joe Polish, Dean Graziosi – San Antonio ScaleUp Summit

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Jul 6, 2017

“John and I literally used to sit down and say, ‘Now, let’s write a swimming pool.'” – Paul McCartney

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Topics: One Thing, Marketing, strategy, strategy decisions, Scale Up Summit San Antonio, Joe Polish, Dean Graziosi

Steve Job’s Last One Thing – Scaling Up Summit San Antonio

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 22, 2017

There are a lot movies, criticism, and accolades for Steve Job, yet none can deny his ability to innovate. 

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Topics: One Thing, Organizational Structure, Verne Harnish, Scaling Up Verne Harnish, Scale Up Summit San Antonio

Happiness is a Direction

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Jul 28, 2016

How often do you invest time making the simple complicated?

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, One Thing, strategy, Direction, Happiness

Balance in Life – Should it be Your Objective?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Jul 21, 2016

Balance is an important part of the equation in your business. 

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Topics: One Thing, Balanced Priorities, Balance, Counter balance

A Lack of Focus

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 9, 2016

On Wednesday last week, I delivered a Toastmasters speech including the following admonishment: Your past shortfalls can be traced, at their root, to one major oversight: you haven’t committed yourself to living by the truth that your thoughts have consequences so great that they create your reality.

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Topics: Accountability, One Thing, Success, Attitude, High Self-Esteem

Scrum - When Size Matters

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Mar 31, 2016

Prior to this blog series on Scrum our Strategic Discipline Blog dedicated a number of blogs to Gary Keller’s The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results. In the Final Lie to Achieving Our One Thing: Big Is Bad, we looked at how by fearing big success, you either avoid or sabotage your efforts to achieve it.  Size is an issue if it limits your belief you can’t or won’t achieve what you desire.

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Topics: One Thing, Process/Productivity Drivers, People/Relationship Drivers, productivity, Relationship Drivers, Scrum, Teams

Change or Die Part II

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Mar 17, 2016

In my experience a lot of business leadership teams invest an exorbitant amount of time discussing and making changes on the wheels of the vehicle the company is driving, while very little time is invested in the direction for the vehicle the ultimate destination.

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Topics: quarterly meetings, One Thing, Top Priority, Annual Plan, priority, quarterly plan, Scrum

Hijacked - Four Thieves of Productivity

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Feb 22, 2016

In Gary Keller’s The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results Keller shared Six Lies that prevent you from achieving your One Thing.

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Topics: One Thing, change, Focus, productivity

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