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Multiply Your Time – the 30X Rule – Dallas Growth Summit

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Dec 1, 2016

Delegating. Verne Harnish in Mastering the Rockefeller Habits and Scaling Up calls it one of the two most critical skills or leadership.  The other is forecasting.

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Topics: time management, Execution, Growth Summit. Learning, Dalllas Growth Summit, 30X Rule, Procrastinate on Purpose, Focus Funnel

Significance Changes Everything – Procrastinate on Purpose – Dallas Growth Summit

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Nov 28, 2016

In 1989 Stephen Covey introduced the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.  In his book he referenced the 4 Quadrant Idea for managing time we shared in Focus on Priorities – Eisenhower Matrix.

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Topics: time management, Execution, Growth Summit. Learning, Dallas Growth Summit 2016

Where Does Your Time Go - Energy Allocation Chart

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Jun 23, 2016

Where does all your time go? 

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Topics: People, time management, productivity, use of energy, Smart Tribes, Christine Comaford

Why You Should Work Less.

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Apr 28, 2016

Have you ever felt you work too much?

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Topics: less is more, time management, productivity, Scrum

The Greatest Crime

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Apr 11, 2016

We are all mortal. We all die someday.

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, time management, Scrum, Execution

Why Your First Time Block is Vacation – Your One Thing...

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Feb 4, 2016

In The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller, Jay Papasan, Gary Keller shares the following story to emphasize the power of Time Blocking:

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, One Thing, planning, meeting rhythms, time management, use of energy

The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Nov 9, 2015

A foundational principal we will teach at the Scaling Up Workshop on Wednesday at our November 11th Scaling Up Workshop in Cedar Rapids, IA is One Thing.  We recommend that when choosing a priority you choose One Thing for the year or your quarter to choose to focus on.  It’s based on the principal that less is more.

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Topics: Decision-Making, One Thing, priority, time management

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

A Story of Courage – The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Aug 4, 2014

Do you have the courage and conviction to say no?

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Topics: Decision-Making, Top Priority, priority, less is more, time management

Less is More: Sleep is for Failures and the 90% Rule

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jul 28, 2014

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Topics: less is more, time management, performance, productivity

 

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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.

Our 3 disciplines include:

- Priorities
- Metrics
- Meeting Rhythms

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