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Why Identify Your Flywheel?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Sep 9, 2019

Jim Collins’ Turning the Flywheel: A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great released February 26th this year.

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Topics: Good to Great, Jim Collins, Build up to Breakthrough Flywheel, Turning the Flywheel, Flywheel

Red Team Tool: Four Ways of Seeing - New Coke & Arch Deluxe Failures

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Sep 2, 2019

“Hindsight is 20-20!”

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Topics: Decision-Making, Strategy Decision, Decisions Equal Success, Better Decision-Making, Strategy - How, Strategy vs. Planning, Red Team

Avoid A Blockbuster Failure – Red Team

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 26, 2019

“Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusion of counsel until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gong—these are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history.” —Sir Winston Churchill

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Topics: Disruptive Strategies, Digital Disruption, Strategy - How, Strategy vs. Planning, Red Team

Taking the Next Step As A Business Owner: When Is It Right To Retire?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 19, 2019

Karoline Gore is a guest blogger who has provided content in the past for my blog including Managing Millennials: Effective Leadership For This Generation. Karoline did research into retirement, specifically for business owners, and keys to preparing and making the most of retirement.

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Topics: Retirement, Business Planning, Succession Planning

Lie #9: Leadership is a Thing

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 12, 2019

We should know this.  Leadership is not a thing. 

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Topics: human behavior, human behavior performance, People Development, Nine Lies About Work, EXCELLENCE IS IDIOSYNCRATIC, Responsibility

Lie #8 Work-life balance matters most?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 5, 2019

“Do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life again”

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Topics: employee performance, human behavior performance, People Development, Nine Lies About Work, Responsibility

Lie #7 - People Have Potential

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jul 29, 2019

“There is no such thing as having potential. Or rather, there is, but it doesn’t mean anything.”

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Topics: employee performance, human behavior, human behavior performance, Performance Management, Human Potential, People Development, Nine Lies About Work

Lie 6: People Can Reliably Rate Other People - Idiosyncratic Rater Effect

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jul 22, 2019

“When you judge others, you don’t define them, you define yourself” ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer

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Topics: employee performance, performance, Performance Management, People Development, Growing Your People, Nine Lies About Work, The Idiosyncratic Rater Effect

Lie #5: People Need Feedback – Truth: People Need Attention

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jul 15, 2019

Do your people need feedback?

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Topics: employee engagement, Fundamental Attribution Error, People Development, Growing Your People, Nine Lies About Work

Lie #4 CONTINUED - The Best TEAMS are Well Rounded – 3 Strategies

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jul 8, 2019

If Excellence is Idiosyncratic, as we shared in Lie #4 The Best People are Well Rounded – BULL - Excellence is Idiosyncratic, how do leaders get the greatest performance from our people?

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Topics: employee engagement, People Development, Growing Your People, Play to Your Strengths, Nine Lies About Work

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