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Topgrading Competency Interview – Uncover Candidates Key Data

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Jul 27, 2017

We’re in the process of interviewing two very qualified candidates for the position of Operations Resource at a supply chain management company, World Class Industries.

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Topics: People, People Decisions, Topgrading, The Right People, Core Competencies, Tandem Interview

Build an Elite Team - 10-80-10 Principle -  Above the Line

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, May 15, 2017

People.

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Topics: People, People Decisions, Execution, The Right People, Above the Line, Urban Meyer

Great Performance is 1% vision and 99% alignment – Above the Line

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, May 11, 2017

In Good to Great Jim Collins emphasizes the importance of getting your team aligned to achieve great performance. 

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Topics: People, People Decisions, Alignment, The Right People

Your Hiring Batting Average – The NFL Draft Standard

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, May 4, 2017

The following blog was written on May 8th 2014 shortly after the NFL Draft.  I’ve decided to reprint it with some new ideas and include an offer from Topgrading to help you improve your Hiring Batting Average.

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Topics: People, People Decisions, hiring decisions, The Right People, Performance Matrix, Your Hiring Batting Average

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

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The Strategic Discipline Blog focuses on small to midsize business owners with a ravenous appetite to improve his or her leadership skills and business results.

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