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They Ask, You Answer – Transparency Builds Trust

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

On Wednesday, September 14th the Growth Institute hosted Boost Your Marketing & Sales: Marcus Sheridan @Conversations at The Edge (Live Podcast). Sheridan is the author of They Ask, You Answer: A Revolutionary Approach to Inbound Sales, Content Marketing, and Today's Digital Consumer.

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Topics: Marketing, They Ask, You Answer, Marcus Sheridan, Content Marketing, Trust, Customer Focus

Can Leadership Be Scaled?

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

What makes a good leader?

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Topics: Leadership Training, Leadership DNA, Mastering Leadership, Leadership Circle Profile, Scaling Leadership

Play Bigger – Category is the New Strategy

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

Failure is a feature, not a bug. You learn a lot from failure!

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Topics: Innovation Process, Innovation, Strategy - How, Strategy Creation, Play Bigger, Category Design

Exit Interview – 3 Steps

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

Exit Interviews.

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Topics: People, People Decisions, manager, People Development, People and Process, Exit Interviews

Boring Meetings

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 29, 2022

Meetings can be boring!

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Topics: Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni, meetings, Meeting Conflicts, better decisions through conflict

In this Restaurant the Staff Comes First – Enlightened Hospitality

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 15, 2022

Scaling any business is challenging. In Masters of Scale Reid Hoffman shares the story of Danny Meyer, who first opened Union Square Cafe in 1985, and whose restaurant company now extends beyond just restaurants to include Shake Shack, operational consulting, multifaceted catering and events business, Union Square Events, and a growth fund, under the umbrella of Enlightened Hospitality Investments (EHI).

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Topics: customer service, priority, Scale Up, Reid Hoffman, Enlightened Hospitality, Masters of Scale

Mysteries of Culture – Masters of Scale – Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 8, 2022

STRATEGY IS THE PROMISE THAT CULTURE MUST DELIVER Nature is clear. So is business: evolve or die. ~ Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch, Curt Coffman, and Kathie Sorensen

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Topics: Business Culture, Company Culture, Harmonious Culture of Accountability, Culture, Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch

Belief - The Power of Support

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

You’ve probably met people with so much confidence it’s bubbling out of them.

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Topics: business coaching, support, Coaching, Scale Up Coaching, 3HAG WAY, Metronomics

What Motivates Heroic Human Behavior

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

In The Fuel for High Performing Teams, we shared the critical factor for driving high performance. Culture has been said to eat strategy for lunch.

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Topics: human behavior, Q12, human behavior performance, Gallup's Q12 Employee Engagement Survey, Culture

Innovation Option 2 – Change the People

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jul 11, 2022

In Innovation Obstacle - Is Your Team “Licking the Cookie?” we shared how Intuit drives innovation by incentivizing its team.

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Topics: People, The Right People, Innovation, Bonus and Incentives, Unlocking the Customer Value Chain, Thales Teixeira

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The Strategic Discipline Blog focuses on midsize business owners with a ravenous appetite to improve his or her leadership skills and business results.

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