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Strategy - Your Differentiating Activities

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jan 30, 2023

Differentiating your business is challenging. It involves dynamic competitors, changing buyer behaviors, market conditions, trends, and frequently changing technology.

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Topics: strategy, strategy decisions, Strategy - How, Differentiation Strategy, 3HAG WAY, Activity Fit Map, 3HAG, Differentiating Activities

Performance Punishment

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jan 23, 2023

Do your best performers leave you?

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Topics: Rewards & Compensation, Scaling Up Compensation, Performance Punishment, People Strategy

The Deficit of Alignment

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jan 16, 2023

The One Page Strategic Plan is a great tool to bring your organization into alignment.

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Topics: Core Purpose, One Page Strategic Plan, Clarity of Purpose, Alignment, Purpose, The One Thing, Core Purpose, Clarity of Purpose,, Nine Lies About Work, Meaning

Borrow Knowledge but TAKE ACTION

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jan 9, 2023

Many people invest a good deal of time making new year’s resolutions.

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, Business Dashboards, Build Business Dashboard, Business System, Dashboards, Systems & Process, Atomic Habits, Track Your Progress

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Successful Execution & Strategy

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jan 2, 2023

There’s one limitation I’ve been unable to overcome: Lack of faith or belief.

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Topics: strategy, Strategy - How, Execution, It's the Same as Strategy, Strategy, A Cascade of Choices

Execution – Why it’s the Same as Strategy

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Dec 26, 2022

In A New Way to Think: Your Guide to Superior Management EffectivenessRoger Martin believes execution is the same as strategy.

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Topics: Execution, strategy decisions, Strategy Decision, Strategy - How, Winning Strategy, Execution What it's the Same As Strategy, Roger Martin, A New Way to Think

Is A Recession Ahead?  How to Prepare for the Unexpected

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Dec 19, 2022

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.”

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Topics: Discipline, Strategic Discipline, Purpose, preparation, Resilience, Growth Framework, Recession, Bootcamp

Do Results Drive Engagement

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Dec 12, 2022

I played and officiated basketball. Somewhere I heard, “Basketball is a game of momentum.”

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Topics: employee engagement, People, Extraordinary Results, People and Process, Experiences & Beliefs Drive Actions & Results

Three Reasons Never to Blame or Criticize

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Dec 5, 2022

Can you think of an occasion when blaming someone, or criticizing has helped?

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Topics: Performance Management, People Development, Responsibility, Criticism

Who, Starts with Defining Meaning & Purpose

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Nov 28, 2022

The driving force for any business starts with your people. Despite the Great Resignation, and fallout from people wanting to work from home, great people are the energy to grow your business.

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Topics: Clarity of Purpose, use of energy, Purpose, Vision & Purpose, Meaning

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