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Tom Peters Is Angry!  New Orleans ScaleUp Summit

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 28, 2018

Much like the handouts Tom Peters provided in the program for the New Orleans ScaleUp Summit, Peters message was a rambling journey, punctuated by outbursts of emphatic annoyance, indignation, exasperation, outrage, and passion.  At the heart of his message is Execution Excellence.

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Topics: ScaleUp Summit New Orleans 2018, ScaleUp Summit Learning, Tom Peters, The Excellence Dividend, Execution, People, Growing Your People, Education & Training

Repeat, Repeat, Repeat – Your Strategy and One Thing

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 14, 2018

In business after business, front line employees, don’t know the company’s strategy. 

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Topics: consistently execute, Execution, Strategy Decision, Bringing Out the Best In People, People, Alignment

Your Business Impacts Your Employees – A Christmas Story

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Dec 25, 2017

As business owners, it’s easy to forget the impact we have on those we employ.

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Topics: Employee Recognition, People, Employee Feedback

Why Your People Say, “You Can’t Measure What I Do”

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Sep 4, 2017

I’m on vacation this week so I’m republishing a couple of blogs I feel have the greatest value and interest.  This particular blog is on measurement and is based on a chapter in one of my favorite authors and books, Aubrey Daniels’ Bringing Out the Best in People.

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Topics: measurement, Aubrey Daniels, Bringing Out the Best In People, positive reinforcement, People, People Development

Topgrading Competency Interview – Uncover Candidates Key Data

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Jul 27, 2017

We’re in the process of interviewing two very qualified candidates for the position of Operations Resource at a supply chain management company, World Class Industries.

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Topics: People, People Decisions, The Right People, Topgrading, Core Competencies, Tandem Interview

Drama Triangle Inhibits Productivity; Limits Employee Engagement

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jul 24, 2017


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Topics: People, Process/ Productivity Drivers, Drama Triangle, The Coaching Habit

Happy Employees – Happy Customers - The Future Workplace Experience - San Antonio ScaleUp Summit

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jun 19, 2017

Our last four blogs focus on People, one of the Four Decisions for growing your mid-sized business.  All these blogs represent insightful thought leadership from respected authors.

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Topics: Scale Up Summit San Antonio, Scale Up, People, People Decisions, Business Growth

UNLIMITED VACATIONS - Arnie Malham - San Antonio ScaleUp Summit

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Jun 15, 2017

Would you allow pets and children in your work environment?

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Topics: Scale Up Summit San Antonio, Growth Summit. Learning, People, Work Environment

Management to Leadership – Bob Chapman – San Antonio ScaleUp Summit

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jun 12, 2017

“Business could be the most powerful force for good if we could move from management to leadership.” Bob Chapman, chairman and CEO of Barry-Wehmiller Companies‎, author of Everybody Matters.

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Topics: Scale Up Summit San Antonio, Everybody Matters, People, Growth Summit. Learning, Bob Chapman

World Changes – Business Not – Ray Sisodia – ScaleUp San Antonio Summit

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Jun 8, 2017

Ever wonder why we need a place like TGI Fridays?

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Topics: People, Conscious Capitalism, Trends, Scale Up Summit San Antonio

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