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Drama Triangle Inhibits Productivity; Limits Employee Engagement

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

“THE MINUTE WE BEGIN TO THINK WE HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS, WE FORGET THE QUESTIONS.”

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

What’s a Counterbalance – Why Quarter and Annual Plans Need One

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Apr 20, 2017

In the Dictionary Counterbalance is defined as: 1. a weight balancing another weight; an equal weight, power, or influence acting in opposition; counterpoise. 2. to act against or oppose with an equal weight, force, or influence; offset.

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Topics: Counter balance, Process/ Productivity Drivers, People/Relationship Drivers, Balanced Priorities, Business Priorities

Balance and Strengths – Lessons from Ben Hur

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Fri, Nov 1, 2013

In the first or second grade I recall being in a parade of students ushered into our small home town theatre to watch the movie Ben Hur.  Going to a movie back then (circa 1960) was a big event.  The theatre had provided our Catholic Elementary school the entire theatre to show the movie Ben Hur.  Watching a movie on the big screen, before there were big screens in every home for TV, was awe inspiring.  I’ve grown to love the movie.  One of the conflicts in the movie is Judah Ben Hur’s rivalry with Messala, a roman tribune. 

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Topics: Balanced Priorities, People/Relationship Drivers, Balance, Strength Based Leadership, Process/ Productivity Drivers

Critical Numbers - People/Relationship Drivers

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Dec 3, 2012

Priorities are essential to create alignment and initiate growth for your business.  You need to establish One Thing as the most important priority for the quarter and the year.  However you must realize that in doing this step you need to also create a balancing critical number.  Otherwise your business will get out of proportion.  “All work and no play make Jack a dull boy” is a good quote to remember.  All focus on productivity and no focus on relationships (or vice versa) can make your business operate as if rolling on 4 flat tires.  Despite achieving success in one area the business fails to achieve significant progress.

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Topics: One Thing, People/Relationship Drivers, priorities, Metric Balance, Critical Numbers, Process/ Productivity Drivers

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