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THE ONE THING Helps an Entrepreneur Sell His Business for a Premium

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Fri, Apr 20, 2018

Verne Harnish, Author of Scaling Up, issued our first quarterly magazine, SCALING UP!  I’m honored to be the first coach selected for the Coaches Corner highlight, which features a Gazelles coached customer who achieved success using the Scaling Up/Rockefeller Habits principles.  Printed with permission by the editors of Scaling Up, and Verne Harnish, with special thanks to Elaine Pofeldt, who wrote this article, and is helping me with my book on my cancer journey, here is the article from the first issue of SCALING UP.  You can visit the entire magazine here.

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Topics: priority, Scaling Up Verne Harnish, The One Thing, Pricing, Phil Lieber, P&L Technology

Steve Job’s Last One Thing – Scaling Up Summit San Antonio

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 22, 2017

There are a lot movies, criticism, and accolades for Steve Job, yet none can deny his ability to innovate. 

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Topics: One Thing, Organizational Structure, Verne Harnish, Scaling Up Verne Harnish, Scale Up Summit San Antonio

Changing the Role of Manager

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Wed, May 25, 2016

One of the highlights of attending the Growth Summit for me as a coach is the day or two before the Summit when almost 200 Gazelles coaches meet to learn practices and sharpen our crafts. Monday we received a personal audience with Verne Harnish, the author of Scaling Up and Mastering the Rockefeller Habits.

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Topics: People, manager, Growth Summit, Scaling Up Verne Harnish

Scaling Up Workshop – What to Expect – Join Us

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Oct 5, 2015

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Topics: Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, Four Decisions, Education & Training, Scaling Up Verne Harnish

Employee Feedback and Closing the Loop

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 4, 2015

Are you open to learn from your errors?  If you’re open to learn from your mistakes, often they can launch success and opportunities that would never have occurred without accepting failure. 

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Topics: Employee Feedback, themes, Culture of Discipline, Company Culture, Scaling Up Verne Harnish

Rockefeller Habits 4 Decisions Tools - People

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Feb 2, 2015

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Topics: Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Work Process Flow Charts, People, Four Decisions, Leadership Team, One-Page Personal Plan, Core Processes, FACe exercise: Functional Accountability Exercise, Scaling Up Verne Harnish

Updated Discipline: New Rockefeller Habits Checklist

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jan 26, 2015

How important do you value discipline in your organization?  How much thought if any do you give to it? 

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Topics: Discipline, Good to Great, Great by Choice, Discipline Plan, Culture of Discipline, Rockefeller Habits Checklist, Scaling Up Verne Harnish

Key Performance Indicators - KPIs

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jan 12, 2015

What are Key Performance Indicators?  What they should entail?  How do you determine which to track?  How often if ever you should change them?

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Topics: Business Growth, metrics, key performance indicators, Quantification, Qualitative Customer Feedback, Quantitative Customer Feedback, KPI's, Scaling Up Verne Harnish

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