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Does Routine Really Set You Free?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Feb 10, 2014

It’s ironic that as I started to write Select The Right People – Zappos “Are You Lucky? I was feeling good about my recovery from Acute Myeloid Leukemia and my Bone Marrow Transplant.  That Tuesday I decided to go to the University of Iowa Hospital/Clinic since my leg hurt since I slipped and fell into my snow blower the week before. 

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, Strategic Discipline, priorities, routine sets you free, Bone Marrow Transplant, habits, routine, top priorities

Are There Three or Four Disciplines to Execution?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Sun, Dec 9, 2012

In Top Ten Elements to Drive Business Growth - 4-3-2-1 Formula we provided Four Decisions, Three Disciplines, Two Drivers and One Catalyst as the keys to grow your small to mid-sized business.  The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, Jim Huling suggests there are Four Disciplines and supports this with examples and evidence of companies who have achieved success following these four disciplines. 

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Topics: Discipline, Strategic Discipline, Four Disciplines of Execution, Execution, 4 Disciplines of Execution, top priorities, Wildly Important Goals

Four Purposes for Quarterly Meetings

Posted by Douglas Wick on Wed, Oct 17, 2012

Having recently completed several quarterly planning meetings I thought I would share the four purposes for doing Quarterly Planning. In my upcoming October newsletter I’ll be reviewing some of the results my clients have achieved through their efforts to do effective Quarterly Plans.  You can access many of Positioning Systems previous newsletters here.  

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Topics: quarterly meetings, Annual Plan, Organizational Health, top priorities

Priorities Are Disciplined Choices

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Mar 31, 2011

One of my clients got me involved in Sports World, a non-profit organization that speaks to students about making positive choices.  In preparing for our second effort in my area I’ve recognized how powerful their message is even to business.

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Topics: Discipline, priorities, rituals, habits, top priorities

Five to Ten Year Strategic Planning – Orlando Growth Summit

Posted by Douglas Wick on Wed, Oct 27, 2010

David Sokol, Warren Buffet’s Mr. Fix it, indicated his team meets to work on a five to ten year plan each year.  Many companies overlook the need to do long term planning, and in fact long term planning can seem passé as technology and the pace of change render forecasting to be so difficult.

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, strategy, Strategic Planning, top priorities

Quarterly Strategic Discipline – Priorities & Developing Metrics

Posted by Douglas Wick on Wed, Oct 13, 2010

 

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Topics: One Thing, priorities, priority, top priorities

 

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