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Drama Triangle Inhibits Productivity; Limits Employee Engagement

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jul 24, 2017

“THE MINUTE WE BEGIN TO THINK WE HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS, WE FORGET THE QUESTIONS.”

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Topics: People, Process/ Productivity Drivers, Drama Triangle, The Coaching Habit

What Are You Exactly Saying Yes To

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Jul 20, 2017

Last blog, FOCUS  - Beware the Busy Manager, we shared a 2002 Harvard Business Review article of the same name.  The research conducted indicates only 10% of managers have the right focus and energy to work on the stuff that truly matters.

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Topics: quarterly meetings, Quarterly Plans, The Coaching Habit, Short Term vs. Long Term Achieving

FOCUS  - Beware the Busy Manager

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jul 17, 2017

In The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever, author Michael Bungay Staniera shares 2002 Harvard Business Review article, “Beware the Busy Manager,” Heike Bruch and Sumantra Ghoshal. The research suggests only 10 percent of managers have the right focus and energy to work on the stuff that matters.

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Topics: Focus, The Coaching Habit, Better Decision-Making, Failing to Meet Quarterly Objectives, quarterly plan

Empower Your People - Five Questions –– The Coaching Habit - San Antonio ScaleUp

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jun 5, 2017

This blog comes with a warning: If you believe you can read this and get the full measure of its impact, you’re WRONG!

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Topics: Scale Up Summit San Antonio, The Coaching Habit, Five Questions, People

Highlights ScaleUp Summit San Antonio Day 1

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Tue, May 23, 2017

An outstanding group of speakers today, starting with Dr. Robert Cialdini, author of Pre-suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade, Joe Polish, Average Joe’s Marketing Book: The Missing Manual for Marketing and Growing Your Small Business, Dean Graziosi, Millionaire Success Habits: The Gateway To Wealth & Prosperity, Michael Bungay Stanier, The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever, Raj Sisodia, Co-Author of Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business along with Bob Chapman Co-Author of Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family.

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Topics: Scale Up Summit San Antonio, Marketing, Robert Cialdini Pre-Suasion, Joe Polish, Dean Graziosi, The Coaching Habit, Conscious Capitalism

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

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