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A Failure to Communicate

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jul 25, 2016

Last year one of my customers, Fleck Sales, created a theme based on the 1967 film Cool Hand Luke, “What we have here is a failure to communicate.”

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Topics: weekly meetings, Strategic Discipline, meeting rhythms, daily huddle, where are you stuck

Candor Versus Honesty – Braintrust at Creativity Inc.

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Sep 21, 2015

Explosive!  That’s the impact the Collective Intelligence segment of your Gazelles/Rockefeller Habits weekly meeting rhythm can be for your business. 

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Topics: weekly meetings, collective intelligence, Pixar, Creativity Inc.

Practice the Discipline of Collective of Intelligence

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Sep 3, 2015

The most productive and valuable piece of the weekly meeting is Collective Intelligence.  Collective Intelligence is a benchmark in every weekly meeting to solve bottlenecks using the collective genius of the team.  CI is perhaps the greatest value of the weekly meeting rhythm.

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Topics: weekly meetings, collective intelligence, People

Why, What, How of a Weekly Meeting and Meeting Rhythms

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Apr 30, 2015

Last blog Why Meeting Rhythms are a Critical Strategic Discipline we captured why weekly meetings are so important, providing a little tease on why, what and how to conduct this centerpiece of aligning discipline that stirs growth in your business.

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Topics: Customer Feedback, Employee Feedback, weekly meetings, meeting rhythms, Best Business Practices

Why Meeting Rhythms are a Critical Strategic Discipline

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Apr 27, 2015

Why Doug?  Why should we do daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual meetings?

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Topics: weekly meetings, Business Growth, Balanced Priorities, meeting rhythms, Business Dashboards, pattern recognition, Radical Change, Radical Stability

Abraham Lincoln and Frank Lloyd Wright - Givers and Takers

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jun 23, 2014

A lawyer and politician from Illinois, Sampson  strived to be the next Clinton.  In his quest to win political office he failed repeatedly. At one point Sampson withdrew from the senate race while leading several opponents to help another candidate with less backing but very loyal supporters win a competing candidate wouldn’t.  As a lawyer he turned down lucrative cases with defendants he didn’t believe were innocent.  It was a classic case of giving without concern for self, in hopes of the greater good. 

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Topics: weekly meetings, collective intelligence, People, Give and Take, Givers and Takers

Raising the Bar on Accountability

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Jun 5, 2014

In our Rockefeller Habits recommend weekly meetings agenda there is a specific time focused on accountabilities.  We discussed previously the value of peer pressure in these meetings in Accountability - Three Reasons Group Meetings Produce Better. Check it out to discover the three reasons group meetings do better at accountability. 

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Topics: Accountability, weekly meetings, employee performance, Best Business Practices, reponsibility

Why Do People Hate Their Jobs – Employee Feedback

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Nov 21, 2013

What makes people hate their jobs? What makes them non-productive, complaint-happy zombies? 

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Topics: Employee Feedback, employee engagement, weekly meetings, collective intelligence, employee performance, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits

Discover Leading Indicators in Weekly Meetings

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Nov 18, 2013

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, Customer Feedback, Employee Feedback, weekly meetings, leading indicators, Bone Marrow Transplant, GVHD, Relationship Drivers

What Are Your Accountability Standards?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Oct 24, 2013

How do you measure accountability?

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Topics: Accountability, weekly meetings, Culture of Discipline, Meetings a Cadence of Accountability

 

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