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How to Craft Your Story – The Introvert’s Edge

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 7, 2018

There’s a science to why stories resonate, and are remembered.

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Topics: themes, Alignment, Execution, Power of Story, The Introvert's Edge

Employee Feedback and Closing the Loop

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 4, 2015

Are you open to learn from your errors?  If you’re open to learn from your mistakes, often they can launch success and opportunities that would never have occurred without accepting failure. 

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Topics: Employee Feedback, themes, Culture of Discipline, Company Culture, Scaling Up Verne Harnish

Execution Growth Tools: Themes, Individual Plan

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Mar 12, 2015

How important is the Execution Decision in your business?  Execution results in achieving higher gross profit margin which translates into higher earnings and net profit.  Execution is all about efficiency and performance.  It’s achieving better results with fewer people, better systems, communication and relationships.  It means effectively translating priorities into metrics, meeting frequently to monitor progress and achieving successful outcomes.

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Topics: themes, Four Decisions, Execution, growth tools, Individual Plan

All Aboard! Align Your Team – Theme Kickoff

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 19, 2014

A recent Inc. Magazine survey revealed 92% of CEOs believe their leadership teams agrees with and can communicate their strategy.  

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Topics: quarterly meetings, themes, Business Culture, Page Strategic Plan

Cascade Your Annual Strategy & Planning

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Fri, Dec 20, 2013

92% of CEO’s feel their leadership team can communicate their strategy!  The same survey revealed that only 2% of their leadership team actually could! 

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Topics: quarterly meetings, themes, Annual Plan, One Page Strategic Plan, Alignment, Strategy Statement, 3-5 year plan

What’s Your One Thing for the 1st Quarter? GVHD Update

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Jan 10, 2013

I’m excited.  When my clients respond and do something that is powerful and gets them excited I am too!   Yesterday I got a PowerPoint from one of my client’s sharing their theme for the company for their first trimester of 2013!  It was incredibly well done, simple, powerful, clear and concise!   It’s their first effort to establish the Rockefeller Habits theme process although we’ve been working together for some time.  That’s often a good idea.  Start simple with the process of Strategic Discipline.  Less is More!  Get your leadership team fully understanding the fundamentals and then move forward with your theme to the company fully when you have your sea legs. 

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, One Thing, themes, Businesss Disciplines, Bone Marrow Transplant, Graft-Versus-Host Disease, GVHD, 4 Disciplines of Execution

Measure Fun – Employee Engagement – PHX Growth Summit

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Wed, Nov 9, 2011

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Topics: Employee Feedback, employee engagement, themes, performance, productivity

Examples of Negative Reinforcement

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jul 18, 2011

A plate of beans!                   

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Topics: Bringing Out the Best In People, themes, employee performance, People, positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement

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