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Circuit City’s Lessons (Good To Great To Gone)

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jul 6, 2020

What’s made your business successful?

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Topics: leadership, Build up to Breakthrough Flywheel, Effective Leadership, Flywheel, Flywheel Extension, Good to Great to Gone, Circuit City

The Leaders Role – Mercenary or Mission Driven?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jun 29, 2020

During challenging times you discover a lot about yourself and the people you work with.

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Topics: People, People Decisions, leadership, Purpose, Effective Leadership, Leadership Decisions

Understand Success – Your Flywheel Architecture & Extensions

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jun 22, 2020

"The greatest danger in business and life lies not in outright failure but in achieving success without understanding why you were successful in the first place."

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Topics: Jim Collins, Build up to Breakthrough Flywheel, Strategy Decision, Strategy - How, Turning the Flywheel, Flywheel, Flywheel Extension, Good to Great to Gone

How to Create Clarity, Growth, Momentum – Your Flywheel

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jun 15, 2020

Clarity has its rewards.

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Topics: Build up to Breakthrough Flywheel, strategy decisions, Strategy - How, Turning the Flywheel, Flywheel, bezonomics, brian dumaine

Four Strategies to Amazon Proof Your Business

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jun 8, 2020

As we shared in Amazon Flywheel transformed its business - Bezonomics, discovering it’s Flywheel in 2001 transformed Amazon into the powerhouse it is today.

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Topics: Strategy Decision, Strategy - How, Flywheel, bezonomics, brian dumaine, amazon, amazon proof

Amazon Flywheel transformed its business - Bezonomics

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jun 1, 2020

Your stock has dropped from $107 down to $6 a share. Wall Street predicts your company will run out of cash by yearend.

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Topics: Turning the Flywheel, Flywheel, bezonomics, brian dumaine, climb out of covid-19, virtuous cycle

Ask Better Questions – Leadership is Language

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 25, 2020

Being curious about what someone else thinks is the foundation of asking good questions.

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Topics: employee performance, questions, Leadership Is Language, David Marquet

How Language Sunk the El Faro – Leadership is Language

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 18, 2020

This blog is not about the sinking of the merchant ship, El Faro.

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Topics: Mastering Leadership, Leadership Decisions, Leadership Is Language, David Marquet, Redwork - Bluework, EMBRACING VS. REDUCING VARIABILITY

Indistractable - Control Your Attention – Handle Distraction

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 11, 2020

Whether it’s the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 or not, I’ve found myself being more distracted than ever.

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Topics: employee performance, performance, Focus, productivity, Indistractable, Nir Eyal, Distraction

Indistractable – Distraction is Your Enemy

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 4, 2020

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”  ~Sun Tzu

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Topics: employee performance, performance, Focus, productivity, Indistractable, Nir Eyal

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