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Cure Procrastination

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Mar 12, 2018

Would you like to cure your procrastination?

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Topics: performance, Execution, human behavior performance, Performance Management, Productive Procrastination, Procrastination

Quit Before Leaving – How to Handle Dissatisfying Situations

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jan 22, 2018

HOWTODEAL Dissatisfying Situations.pngWhen you lead or manage a business for any length of time, you find people in your organization who have attitude problems.

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Topics: employee engagement, change, Performance Management, Mastering Leadership

Is There A Corollary to Pearson’s Law?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Oct 5, 2017

One of the most enlightened, yet subtle lessons a business can learn is Pearson’s Law:

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Topics: employee performance, Business Dashboards, Pearson's Law, measurement, Performance Management, Individual Plan, Individual Dashboard

Leader or Manager

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 8, 2016

As an E-Myth Senior Business Coach for ten years I used the E-Myth resources and tools to help my small business customers apply the systems concept to build their business.

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Topics: leadership, manager, Business Vision, E-Myth Revisited, Vision, Performance Management

Victim, Rescuer, Persecutor:  Which Role Are You Playing?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jul 4, 2016

In your organization, which do you focus on, Problems or Outcomes?

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Topics: employee performance, People, People/Relationship Drivers, human behavior performance, Performance Management, Smart Tribes, Problem or Outcome Focus

Stonewall Jackson’s SWOT – Great General, Poor Teacher

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 23, 2016

Are there some skills sets you find you’re not very good at?  Every one of us has strengths and weaknesses.

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Topics: People, People Decisions, Strength Based Leadership, Performance Management, Topgrading, People Decisions,, Performance Matrix

Who’s Responsible for Low Employee Engagement?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Apr 23, 2015

What’s your employee engagement level?

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Topics: employee engagement, Strength Based Leadership, Q12, First Break All the Rules, Performance Management, Communication

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