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Priority – Team You Manage or Team You’re Part of?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Tue, Feb 28, 2017

In Leadership Harmony – 5 Dysfunctions of a Team – Conflict Resolution Model we noted intuitively we know when your team works together you can accomplish anything.

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Topics: Five Dysfunctions of a Team, People, People Decisions, Patrick Lencioni, The Right People

Company Colonoscopy: Start, Stop, Keep, Employee Survey

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Dec 29, 2016

Tuesday a high school class mate of mine decided to have a colonoscopy performed for the second time.  I’ve written about Steve before in It Starts With the Right People.  He let me know late Tuesday he is still the perfect asshole!

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Topics: Employee Feedback, employee engagement, People Decisions, The Right People, Employee Survey, Gallup's Q12 Employee Engagement Survey

Building a Virtual Bench

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Dec 22, 2016

A Virtual Bench is a deep pool of talent that you have cultivated over time and can tap into when you need to, based on organizational needs.

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Topics: People, People Decisions, The Right People

Core Competencies Interview - Topgrading

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Oct 12, 2015

In Take No Short Cuts to Hiring we looked at the process of recruiting and interviewing candidates for a Chief Operating Officer for one of my customers using the Topgrading Process.

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Topics: People Decisions, Topgrading, hiring decisions, The Right People

Good Ideas or Good People?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Sep 7, 2015

Over the Labor Day Weekend I watched Toy Story 2 again. 

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Topics: People, People Decisions, The Right People

Being On Time – Respect Time Management

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jun 16, 2014

Are you on time?  Do you run on Lombardi time?

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, meeting rhythms, time management, The Right People, Michelle Wick

Sourcing Talent - Best Methods for Finding Talent for Your Business

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Jun 13, 2013

Attempting to find someone to fill a key position at your company after they’ve left is the worst time to do so.

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Topics: Objective Management Group, Topgrading, hiring decisions, The Right People

How Do You Make Good Decisions?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Sun, Aug 5, 2012

As a Senior E-Myth Consultant for nearly ten years we had a specific process labeled “Special Decision Techniques” that we were able to provide for our clients to help them in decision making.  This process noted four factors that make business decisions difficult:

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Topics: Decision Paralysis, Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Great by Choice, Jim Collins, The Right People

Why Aren’t You Committed to Topgrading?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jun 11, 2012

Friday on my return from a meeting with the bone marrow transplant program and my transplant doctor (Dr Silverman) I had time to consider commitment as my wife and I drove back to Cedar Rapids from the University of Iowa.  The numbers given us about bone marrow transplant weren’t particularly encouraging.  Only about 15% of bone marrow transplant patients make it beyond a couple of years and get into complete remission of their cancer.   Appalling!  You thought the numbers are disappointing for people lying on their resumes.

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Topics: A Players, Topgrading, The Right People

Run, Improve or Create Systems. Selecting the Right People

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, May 9, 2011

A common mistake in the recruiting and hiring process is to be unclear about who and what you are hiring for.  With every one of our growing clients we recommend Topgrading methods to select the right employees.  It’s important to recognize that of the Four Decisions that impact your business growth, People is the critical first piece.  I remind you of Jim Collins words in Good to Great, “First who than what.” 

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Topics: Good to Great, Accountability, People, A Players, Topgrading, The Right People

 

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