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FOCUS - Measure What Matters. OKR’s Start at the Top

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jan 14, 2019

The World’s best run companies, like Google, share a commonality – Execution Excellence.

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, positive reinforcement, Focus, OKR - Objectives and Key Results, CEO Leadership Focus, Measure What Matters

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

Positive Reinforcement - Attention

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Jan 29, 2015

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Topics: Employee Feedback, employee engagement, Employee Recognition, employee performance, positive reinforcement, Psychology of Achievement

Steps 3 & 4: Positive Reinforcement: “Make Others Feel Important"

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Jan 22, 2015

How can you make people feel important?  What benefits do you receive by doing so?

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Topics: Employee Feedback, employee engagement, Employee Recognition, Business Growth, employee performance, positive reinforcement, Psychology of Achievement, Brian Tracy

A Grateful Christmas

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Wed, Dec 24, 2014

This past week my wife Michelle visited some friends in the St. Petersburg/Tampa Bay area and attended the Packer-Buccaneer game on Sunday.

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Topics: positive reinforcement, Give and Take, appreciation, Michelle Wick, Mom, reward and recognition

Attitude of Gratitude – Happy Thanksgiving

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Tue, Nov 25, 2014

Thanksgiving is just two days away.  The holiday means this will be my only blog this week.  I thought instead of providing Liz Wiseman’s Growth Summit presentation on Rookie Smarts I’d take a chapter from your previous book Multipliers and send a message on thankfulness.  

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, positive reinforcement, Gratitude and Recognition, appreciation, Thankful

Confidence Part II

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Tue, Sep 2, 2014

We spoke on confidence before in Where Does Confidence Come From? Giving Positive Reinforcement.  A reader posted a comment to LinkedIn reminding me of another place where confidence comes from.

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Topics: quarterly meetings, Coach Advisor, Catalyst, positive reinforcement, confidence, mentor

Where Does Confidence Come From? Giving Positive Reinforcement

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Aug 21, 2014

What happens to your brain, when it gets to think about something hard?

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Topics: Employee Feedback, employee engagement, positive reinforcement, confidence, precision and specificity

Positive Reinforcement – Focus Praise on Behaviors

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jul 7, 2014

On my laptop that I frequently take to client meetings is a picture of my family including my wife, Michelle.  Occasionally I get compliments on how attractive she and my family is.  I often relay this to her and I frequently tell her how attractive she is.

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Topics: Employee Feedback, Employee Recognition, employee performance, People, positive reinforcement, best practices of growth companies, human behavior, How to Motivate Employees, human behavior performance

Give and Take – What About Giver Burnout?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jun 30, 2014

Givers fall into two groups, selfless and otherish behavior.

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Topics: Business Growth, People, positive reinforcement, Best Business Practices, Give and Take

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