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Struggle and Adversity: A Formula for Innovation

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jun 20, 2022

“Have you seen this guy?” my brother asked.

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Topics: BHAG, Innovation Process, Innovation, The Obstacle Is the Way

All Great Teams Have 3 Things in Common

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jun 13, 2022

How do great teams come together and win?

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Topics: Patrick Lencioni, 3HAG WAY, Metronomics, Shannon Byrne Susko, Great Teams

The Fuel for High Performing Teams

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jun 6, 2022

Growth is never a straight line to your BIG HAIRY AUDACIOUS GOAL or your 3HAG. It looks more like this picture Shannon Byrne Susko shared two weeks ago at our Metronomics Coaches Conference in San Diego.

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Topics: Culture, 3HAG WAY, Growth Framework, Cultural System, Cohesive System, Human System, Metronomics

A Hopeless Memorial Day 2012 – Find Your One Thing

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 30, 2022

Ten years ago today I was in the middle of spending 7 months in a hospital, hoping to survive Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Memorial Day came early that year, and I wrote a blog at home since I was given a reprieve and allowed to spend  time at home for the holiday weekend. You can read it Brand Ideals - A 400% ROI - Identify Your Competitive Advantage.

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, One Thing, Stockdale Paradox, Cancer Cured

Change Your Culture - Admit Your Mistakes

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 23, 2022

Many leaders find it difficult to admit their mistakes. They feel when they make mistakes, they are more vulnerable, risk losing respect, and the authority they need to lead.

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Topics: change, Effective Leadership, Harmonious Culture of Accountability, Leadership Decisions, Mistakes, Change Your Culture

What Separates the Best from the Rest

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, May 16, 2022

A moment working with a customer stands out as a reminder of what the best leaders do. It’s revealed in Good to Great, and it occupies a chapter in the book I just finished CEO Excellence: The Six Mindsets That Distinguish the Best Leaders from the Rest, by McKinsey senior partners Carolyn Dewar, Scott Keller, and Vikram Malhotra.

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Topics: Good to Great, Bringing Out the Best In People, Level 5 Leadership, Best in the World at, CEO Leadership Focus, CEO Excellence

Conduct Your Orchestra – CEO Excellence

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 9, 2022

In CEO Excellence: The Six Mindsets That Distinguish the Best Leaders from the Rest, McKinsey senior partners Carolyn Dewar, Scott Keller, and Vikram Malhotra share a little-known story about the 1996 Olympic Basketball “Dream Team.” The team included Charles Barkley, Larry Bird, Patrick Ewing, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen,  Karl Malone, and was coached by Chuck Daly.

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Topics: Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Leadership Team, the hidden gem in your business: teamwork, Teams, CEO Excellence

Avoid People with Unresolved Conflicts – Prospects & Customers

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, May 2, 2022

People with unresolved conflicts can challenge your customer service.

These customers are impossible to resolve their issues.

 

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Topics: Customer Feedback, customer service, What Sales Winners Do Differently, Customer needs, High Probability Selling, Unresolved Conflicts

Cancer Cured: No One Is Guilty, I Am Responsible

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 25, 2022

IIn 2012 I spent 8 months in the hospital battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia. For the past 6 years, I’ve been writing a book about my journey and miraculous recovery.

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, Strategic Discipline, Discipline Plan, Cancer Cured, Mental Health

The Peter Principle Is Bull

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 18, 2022

Are people promoted to their highest level of incompetence?

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Topics: Leadership Training, leadership, Effective Leadership, Mastering Leadership, Leadership Circle Profile, Scaling Leadership

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