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FOCUS - Measure What Matters. OKR’s Start at the Top

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jan 14, 2019

The World’s best run companies, like Google, share a commonality – Execution Excellence.

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Topics: OKR - Objectives and Key Results, Measure What Matters, Focus, CEO Leadership Focus, positive reinforcement, Strategic Discipline

Strategic Discipline Simplified – Priority, Metrics, Meeting Rhythms

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 14, 2017

“A culture of discipline is not a principle of business; it is a principle of greatness.”

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, Execution, meeting rhythms, Cadence of Accountability, priority, Key Metrics

What’s Working What’s Not – Monthly Meeting

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Aug 10, 2017

In our Gazelles and Strategic Discipline’s Monthly Meetings there’s a segment of the meeting dedicated to What’s Working and What’s Not.

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Topics: What's Working & What's Not, monthly meetings, meeting rhythms, 4 Disciplines of Execution, Strategic Discipline

Create A Winning Habit

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Jul 13, 2017

Why is it some organizations continue to Win year after year?

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Topics: Winning Habit, Strategic Discipline, Execution, Four Disciplines of Execution, 4 Disciplines of Execution

The BIG Question – Problem Most Small to Mid-Size Business Face

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jul 10, 2017

In our previous blog Write Yourself a Swimming Pool – Joe Polish, Dean Graziosi – San Antonio ScaleUp Summit, we shared a formula to help you improve your marketing efforts and return.

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, Four Disciplines of Execution, Execution, Decisions Equal Success, Big Question

Get Your Boys in the Boat – Strategic Discipline Builds Harmonious Leadership Teams

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Apr 6, 2017

“Rowing a race is an art, not a frantic scramble. It must be rowed with head power as well as hand power. From the first stroke all thoughts of the other crew must be blocked out. Your thoughts must be directed to you and your own boat, always positive, never negative.”

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Topics: The Boys in the Boat, Effective Leadership, Leadership DNA, leadership meetings, leadership commitment, Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Strategic Discipline

How to Build A Habit

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Mar 6, 2017

Last Tuesday I visited my lunch buddy AJ at school.  A teacher thanked me in the school lobby for what I was doing.

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Topics: Execution, Strategic Discipline, habits, The Coaching Habit

Extraordinary Results Require Great Answers

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Jan 12, 2017

Have you ever had someone in your life who believed in you?

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Topics: The One Thing, Strategic Discipline, metrics, meeting rhythms, Extraordinary Results

The Anatomy of THE ONE THING QUESTION: Build a Success Habit

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jan 9, 2017

What’s the deal Doug?  Why all these continuing blogs on the One Thing?

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Topics: The One Thing, Strategic Discipline, Top Priority, Focusing Question, Success Habit, First Domino

Happiness is a Direction

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Jul 28, 2016

How often do you invest time making the simple complicated?

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Topics: strategy, Strategic Discipline, One Thing, Direction, Happiness

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