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The Secret of Life - Breath

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Nov 30, 2020

Ever since I had a bone marrow transplant, I’ve had a condition called “dry mouth.” Sleeping while breathing through my mouth exacerbated this condition, forcing me to always have a glass of water next to my bed.

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Topics: employee performance, performance, People Development, Breath, James Nestor,, Personal Health

Humanocracy – Build a Meritocratic Organization

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Nov 9, 2020

“Mediocre people don’t like high-achievers – and high-achievers don’t like mediocre people.” Nick Saban, Alabama football coach.

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Topics: People, People Decisions, The Right People, People Development, Growing Your People, Humanocracy, Meritocracy

Humanocracy – Bureaucracy Threatens Meritocracy

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Nov 2, 2020

Scaling Up author Verne Harnish described Humanocracy, authors Gary Hamel & Michele Zanini, as one of the most insightful and game changing books for the future.

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Topics: People, People/Relationship Drivers, People Development, Humanocracy, Meritocracy

Lie #9: Leadership is a Thing

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 12, 2019

We should know this.  Leadership is not a thing. 

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Topics: human behavior, human behavior performance, People Development, Nine Lies About Work, EXCELLENCE IS IDIOSYNCRATIC, Responsibility

Lie #8 Work-life balance matters most?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 5, 2019

“Do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life again”

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Topics: employee performance, human behavior performance, People Development, Nine Lies About Work, Responsibility

Lie #7 - People Have Potential

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jul 29, 2019

“There is no such thing as having potential. Or rather, there is, but it doesn’t mean anything.”

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Topics: employee performance, human behavior, human behavior performance, Performance Management, Human Potential, People Development, Nine Lies About Work

Lie 6: People Can Reliably Rate Other People - Idiosyncratic Rater Effect

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jul 22, 2019

“When you judge others, you don’t define them, you define yourself” ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer

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Topics: employee performance, performance, Performance Management, People Development, Growing Your People, Nine Lies About Work, The Idiosyncratic Rater Effect

Lie #5: People Need Feedback – Truth: People Need Attention

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jul 15, 2019

Do your people need feedback?

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Topics: employee engagement, Fundamental Attribution Error, People Development, Growing Your People, Nine Lies About Work

Lie #4 CONTINUED - The Best TEAMS are Well Rounded – 3 Strategies

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jul 8, 2019

If Excellence is Idiosyncratic, as we shared in Lie #4 The Best People are Well Rounded – BULL - Excellence is Idiosyncratic, how do leaders get the greatest performance from our people?

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Topics: employee engagement, People Development, Growing Your People, Play to Your Strengths, Nine Lies About Work

Lie #4 The Best People are Well Rounded – BULL - Excellence is Idiosyncratic

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jul 1, 2019

Business is too often about conformity. 

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Topics: employee engagement, Strengths, People Development, Growing Your People, Play to Your Strengths, Nine Lies About Work, EXCELLENCE IS IDIOSYNCRATIC

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