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THINK Like a Leader – Above the Line

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, May 18, 2017

In football, they call this a reverse.  My intentions in my last blog were to discuss Productive Paranoia from Jim Collins Great By Choice.

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Topics: Leadership Training, Growth Summit, Strategic Learning, Think Week, Effective Leadership

Kindle Inspiration: The Value of Detachment – PHX Growth Summit

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Nov 7, 2011

You’re packing books, fulfilling orders to customers.  Making sure the right number of books are included and sent properly.  It’s not your real job.  No, you’re real job is founder, president, chief executive officer (CEO), and chairman of the board of one of the largest corporations in the world.  This is something you do each year to detach.  Remove your mind from what you do every day and get it occupied in the trenches, so your mind can do what it does best, be creative.

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Topics: Discipline, Growth Summit, Think Week

Transforming Discipline: Detachment – PHX Growth Summit

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Oct 31, 2011

In Leadership Discipline – Emotional Intelligence I promised to provide you with four of the eight traits of transforming companies that Todd KleinBuilt to Change” author presented.  Instead here’s one of the four – Detachment.  Detachment is characterized as:  Companies that embrace the value of periodically doing absolutely nothing are more transformative than their constantly action oriented counterparts.   It’s what we call proactively inactive:  these companies stop, measure, plan, and retool with greater frequency, regularity and purpose.

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Topics: Great by Choice, Growth Summit, Think Week




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