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Developing The Success Habit – Your One Thing

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jan 4, 2016

“People do not decide their futures, they decide their habits and their habits decide their futures.” —F. M. Alexander

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, One Thing, habits, The Power of Habit

Willpower Rules Your Performance

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Oct 6, 2014

Warm chocolate chip cookies and radishes! You’ve smelled fresh baked chocolate chip cookies haven’t you?  They smell delicious.

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Topics: time management, habits, The Power of Habit, precision and specificity, routine, Willpower

Finding the Willpower for Better Execution

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Oct 2, 2014

Why are some people able to muster more will power than others?

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Topics: Decision-Making, employee performance, priorities, habits, The Power of Habit, Execution, routine, rockefeller habits 4-3-2-1 growth formula

Operating and Policy Manuals Can’t Save You from a Crisis

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Sep 29, 2014

Somewhere in your office probably lies an Operating Manual and List of policies for your company.  If you have a documented version, you can probably blow the dust off of it, because it rarely or never is referred to except by your human resources department.  If it’s a digital version it’s probably not been updated in some time.

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Topics: habits, The Power of Habit, routine, Operating Manuals, Policies

People: Teaching Willpower Spurs Starbucks’ Business Growth

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Sep 25, 2014

When founder and former CEO Howard Schultz returned to Starbuck after an eight year absence in 2008 the company rebounded. What happened and how did he manage to turn around a company that had lost its focus on the customer?

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Topics: customer service, employee performance, habits, The Power of Habit, Education & Training, routine, Alcoa, Paul O'Neill, Starbucks

One Pattern Focus, A Keystone Habit, Can Change Everything

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Sep 22, 2014

Habits can be a curse or a benefit. 

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Topics: Business Growth, One Thing, Business Priorities, best practices of growth companies, habits, The Power of Habit, Keystone Habit

Alcoa’s Key to Safety Success: Communication & Keystone Habit

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Sep 18, 2014

We’ve discussed Paul O’Neill’s plan for getting to zero injuries previously in One Thing: Are Meeting Rhythms Keystone Habits? And Would You Fire Someone for Violating Your Core Values?  The safety emphasis entailed the most radical realignment in Alcoa’s history. O’Neill believed the key to protecting Alcoa employees, is understanding why injuries happen in the first place.

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Topics: Pearsons Law, habits, The Power of Habit, routine

One Thing: Are Meeting Rhythms Keystone Habits?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Sep 11, 2014

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Topics: Business Growth, One Thing, meeting rhythms, The Power of Habit, routine, Keystone Habit

BO-lieving – Changing Habits for Business Growth

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Apr 21, 2014

Twelve exhausted athletes single file into the high school biology room of their new basketball coach.  It’s the first week of basketball season.  Entering a classroom is a unique experience for them.  Practices are in the main auditorium of the high school.  This is the first time they’ve ever been anywhere but the gym.  

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Topics: Business Growth, Strategic Discipline, habits, Business Culture, The Power of Habit

WHY YOU’RE STUCK – THE POWER OF HABIT

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Apr 17, 2014

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Topics: 4-3-2-1 formula for business growth, habits, The Power of Habit, routine, rockefeller habits 4-3-2-1 growth formula

 

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