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The Path to 2017 Productivity

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Jan 5, 2017

You’d like to make 2017 more productive.

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Topics: productivity, Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose, The One Thing, Focusing Question, First Domino, AML

DEEP WORK – Steve Jobs Behavior Guide – Dallas Growth Summit

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Nov 17, 2016

“You’ve got to find what you love. That is as true for your work as it is for your lovers.” Steve Jobs, Stanford Commencement Speech 2005.

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Topics: Focus, productivity, Steve Jobs, Deep Work, Dallas Growth Summit 2016, Concetration, Cal Newport

Taken Your Vacation Yet?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Aug 15, 2016

This week I'm in Conneticut working with a new customer.  Because I left on Saturday I'm resharing a blog created and published on February 4th of this year.  As a Gazelles Certified Coach, Positioning Systems is committed to helping our customers discover their One Thing for the year and each subsequent quarter.  That's part of the work I'll be doing with my new customer on Monday and Tuesday this week. 

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Topics: productivity, One Thing, Vacation

From Tension to Empowerment – Creating a Smart Tribe

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jul 11, 2016

How awesome would it be to move yourself and the people you manage from a place where they are tense, anxious, and non-performing to inspired, innovative, outcome-focused and consistently achieving?

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Topics: People, People/Relationship Drivers, productivity, Smart Tribes

Where Does Your Time Go - Energy Allocation Chart

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Jun 23, 2016

Where does all your time go? 

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Topics: People, time management, productivity, use of energy, Smart Tribes, Christine Comaford

Work Longer – Make Poor Decisions

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, May 2, 2016

What’s the biggest reason to work less?

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Topics: Decision-Making, less is more, productivity, Willpower, Scrum, Scrum, Execution

Why You Should Work Less.

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Apr 28, 2016

Have you ever felt you work too much?

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Topics: less is more, time management, productivity, Scrum

Fix Now or Later?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Apr 25, 2016

When should you fix problems in your business? 

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Topics: Process/Productivity Drivers, productivity, Scrum

Toyota and Scrum Team Characteristics

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Apr 4, 2016

Teams are what get things done in the world of work.

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Topics: People, Process/Productivity Drivers, productivity, Systems & Process, Scrum, Toyota

Scrum - When Size Matters

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Mar 31, 2016

Prior to this blog series on Scrum our Strategic Discipline Blog dedicated a number of blogs to Gary Keller’s The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results. In the Final Lie to Achieving Our One Thing: Big Is Bad, we looked at how by fearing big success, you either avoid or sabotage your efforts to achieve it.  Size is an issue if it limits your belief you can’t or won’t achieve what you desire.

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Topics: One Thing, Process/Productivity Drivers, People/Relationship Drivers, productivity, Relationship Drivers, Scrum, Teams


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The Strategic Discipline Blog focuses on small to midsize business owners with a ravenous appetite to improve his or her leadership skills and business results.

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