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Changing the Role of Manager

Posted by Douglas 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 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 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 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 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 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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