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Change or Die Part II

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Mar 17, 2016

In my experience a lot of business leadership teams invest an exorbitant amount of time discussing and making changes on the wheels of the vehicle the company is driving, while very little time is invested in the direction for the vehicle the ultimate destination.

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Topics: quarterly meetings, One Thing, Top Priority, Annual Plan, priority, quarterly plan, Scrum

Two Recommendations for Annual Planning

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Nov 23, 2015

The Scaling Up Workshops we do in the fourth quarter as Gazelles coaches serve as a tune-up to the work we engage our customers in for 2016 Annual Planning.

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Topics: quarterly meetings, Annual Plan, quarterly plan

What Are Your First Quarter Victories?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Apr 16, 2015

My plan for this blog originally was the irony of freedom.  The past three days working with an enthusiastic and dedicated group of leaders from a new customer who started with me in February for a private two day Rockefeller Habits Workshop.  They’d previously attended the Four Decision Workshop in November. 

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Topics: quarterly meetings, Core Purpose, Profit per X, Hedgehog Concept, BHAG, Core Competencies, quarterly plan, Quarterly Victories

Scale up - Mastering the Rockefeller Habits 4 Decisions Workshop

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Have you considered whether or not your business needs a business coach?  Do you have the right structure for Annual and Quarterly Planning?  What elements of Strategy or Execution can your business do better to achieve increased results?

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Topics: quarterly meetings, Accountability, 4-3-2-1 formula for business growth, Catalyst, Annual Plan, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, Four Decisions, Alignment

Effective Quarterly Meeting Planning

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Sep 4, 2014

What does an effective quarterly meeting look like?

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Topics: quarterly meetings, meeting rhythms, best practices of growth companies, meetings

Confidence Part II

Posted by Douglas 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

All Aboard! Align Your Team – Theme Kickoff

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, May 19, 2014

A recent Inc. Magazine survey revealed 92% of CEOs believe their leadership teams agrees with and can communicate their strategy.  

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Topics: quarterly meetings, themes, Business Culture, Page Strategic Plan

Quarterly Meeting Review – Analyze Success and Failures

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jan 27, 2014

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Topics: quarterly meetings, Employee Recognition, Accountability, employee performance, success criteria, Meetings a Cadence of Accountability

Cascade Your Annual Strategy & Planning

Posted by Douglas Wick on Fri, Dec 20, 2013

92% of CEO’s feel their leadership team can communicate their strategy!  The same survey revealed that only 2% of their leadership team actually could! 

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Topics: quarterly meetings, themes, Annual Plan, One Page Strategic Plan, Alignment, Strategy Statement, 3-5 year plan

Four Purposes for Quarterly Meetings

Posted by Douglas Wick on Wed, Oct 17, 2012

Having recently completed several quarterly planning meetings I thought I would share the four purposes for doing Quarterly Planning. In my upcoming October newsletter I’ll be reviewing some of the results my clients have achieved through their efforts to do effective Quarterly Plans.  You can access many of Positioning Systems previous newsletters here.  

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Topics: quarterly meetings, Annual Plan, Organizational Health, top priorities

 

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