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Let’s Run the Experiment – Open A Test Kitchen

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jul 26, 2021

At $30 Billion, 180-year-old Mass Mutual Insurance bright helium balloons at desks represent an ongoing experiment. The balloons are to stimulate discussion so new ideas and methods can be explored.

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Topics: Innovation Process, Big Little Breakthroughs, Josh Linkner, 10,000-experiment rule, Richard Sheridan, Menlo Innovations

EIGHT OBSESSIONS OF EVERYDAY INNOVATORS – Break it to Fix it

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jul 19, 2021

In Big Little Breakthroughs: How Small, Everyday Innovations Drive Oversized Results, Josh Linkner shares a wealth of creative ideas on how small breakthroughs can lead to big innovations and results.

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Topics: Innovation Process, Big Little Breakthroughs, Josh Linkner, 10,000-experiment rule, LEGO

Hubert Jolly’s Best Buy Turnaround “Work is Love Made Visible.”

Posted by Douglas Wick on Tue, Jul 13, 2021

“Always you have been told that work is a curse and labour a misfortune. But I say to you that when you work you fulfill a part of earth’s furthest dream, assigned to you when that dream was born, And in keeping yourself with labour you are in truth loving life. And to love life through labour is to be intimate with life’s inmost secret.”

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Topics: Core Purpose, Clarity of Purpose, Purpose, P-Squared (Passion & Purpose), Hubert Jolly, The Heart of Business

Develop a Culture of Discipline - After-Action Reviews

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jul 5, 2021

What’s your culture like?

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Topics: People, Training, Culture of Discipline, Jim Collins, performance, Execution, human behavior performance, Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0, After-Action Reviews

7 Unique Ways to Show your Remote Workers Appreciation

Posted by Elizabeth Hines on Mon, Jun 28, 2021

I’m traveling this week and as a follow-up to Five Conditions Under Which Your People Will Execute Well! Elizabeth Hines, writer, and editor at Assignment Help and Academized is our guest blogger. She is a contributing writer for OX Essays. As a content writer, she writes articles about the latest tech and marketing trends, innovations, and strategies.

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Topics: Employee Recognition, People, People/Relationship Drivers, Employee retention, People Development, Employee Satisfaction

Five Conditions Under Which Your People Will Execute Well!

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jun 21, 2021

Jim Collins and Bill Lazier in Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0: Turning Your Business into an Enduring Great Company have some news for you.

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Topics: People, Jim Collins, Execution, People and Process, Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0, Tactical Excellence, Vision & Purpose

BE 2.0 – Tools to Get Execution Right

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jun 14, 2021

In BE 2.0 (Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0) Jim Collins shares Ernest Hemingway's answer to why he’d rewritten the last page of A Farewell to Arms 39 times, “Getting the words right.”

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Know When to Shift from “Develop” to “Replace”

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jun 7, 2021

Which way do you tilt?

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Topics: People Decisions, Jim Collins, key seats, People Development, Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0, Replace or Develop?

BE 2.0 – The Number One Metric You’re NOT Measuring

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, May 31, 2021

“One central idea I try to communicate in my courses is that history is the study of choices. It follows no predetermined script. History is determined by the choices made by people both famous and unknown.”

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Topics: One Thing, People, People Decisions, Jim Collins, The Right People, Key Metrics, Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0

Fall in Love with their Job Again

Posted by Regina Wheeler on Mon, May 24, 2021

COVID, and the increase in working from home dramatically changed how to deal with our employees. Regina Wheeler, an e-learning consultant for Academic Brits, shares ideas to help your team love their work whether it’s for returning to your office or working from home.

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Topics: employee engagement, Employee Recognition, Work Environment, Employee Satisfaction, Employee Wellbeing, Remote Workers, Worker Performance

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