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AMAZING BREAKTHROUGH – And It’s Free!

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 10, 2021

“Scientists have discovered a revolutionary new treatment that makes you live longer. It enhances your memory and makes you more creative. It makes you look more attractive. It keeps you slim and lowers food cravings. It protects you from cancer and dementia. It wards off colds and the flu. It lowers your risk of heart attacks and stroke, not to mention diabetes. You’ll even feel happier, less depressed, and less anxious.”

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Topics: employee performance, performance, human behavior performance, Strategies for Getting Better Sleep, Worker Performance, Why We Sleep, Matthew Walker

THINK AGAIN – Influential Listening

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 3, 2021

In Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know, Adam Grant challenges us to consider how we make decisions and think, “Our self-identity should come from values, not opinions.”

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Topics: People/Relationship Drivers, Listening, Adam Grant, Motivational Interviewing, Influential Listening, Think Again

Build a Highly Cohesive, Culturally Strong Team - 5 Steps to Create an Empowering Culture

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Apr 26, 2021

The CEO owns culture.

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Topics: Culture of Discipline, Business Culture, Harmonious Culture of Accountability, Culture, Monty Moran, Love is Free. Gauc is Extra, Empowerment

Prioritizing Chipotle’s General Manager & Throughput

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 19, 2021

In Love is Free. Guac is Extra.: How Vulnerability, Empowerment, and Curiosity Built an Unstoppable Team, Monty Moran shares the decisions he made on Chipotle’s priorities, “If the most important skill of a leader is to build a strong team, the second most important skill is the ability to make many good decisions, quickly. Of course, in some ways, this is a distinction without a difference, since building strong teams requires many good decisions.”

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Topics: Top Priority, Business Priorities, priority, The One Thing, Monty Moran, Love is Free. Gauc is Extra

Align Priorities – Improve Hiring – Monty Moran

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 12, 2021

Watching businesses for the past 20+ years as a coach, there’s no bigger mistake made, beyond not choosing a One Thing Priority, then failing to make it clear to your people what you expect from them.

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Topics: Business Priorities, hiring decisions, Alignment, Monty Moran, Love is Free. Gauc is Extra, Empowerment

Chipotle’s CEO’s Successful One Thing Focus

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 5, 2021

In Love is Free. Guac is Extra: How Vulnerability, Empowerment, and Curiosity Built an Unstoppable Team, Monte Moran, Chipotle’s Co CEO from 2009 - 2016 dedicates an entire chapter (7) to priorities.

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Topics: One Thing, Top Priority, priorities, The Right People, Company Culture, Monty Moran, Love is Free. Gauc is Extra

Know Where You’re Going – The Power of Swimlanes

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Mar 29, 2021

We’ve published several blogs this year on Shannon Susko’s 3HAG WAY: The Strategic Execution System that ensures your strategy is not a Wild-Ass-Guess!

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Topics: Accountability, Forecasting, Strategy vs. Planning, Competitive Strategy, 3HAG WAY, Swimlanes

Mindset: Fixed or Growth?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Mar 22, 2021

“Battles are won by the power of the mind” ~Napoleon

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Topics: Attitude, Mindset: Fixed or Growth, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Carol Dweck

Six Methods Entrepreneurs Can Use to Improve Your Mental Health

Posted by Cristi Waterson on Mon, Mar 15, 2021

Thursday last week one of my customers leadership teams addressed the issue of working from home.

Work and home activities have blended into one, challenging many by causing stress and mental health issues. How can we help our people? Are we victims as well?

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Topics: People, Harmonious Culture of Accountability, Mental Health

Monty Moran’s People, Leadership, and Priority Lessons

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Mar 8, 2021

Verne Harnish hosted another virtual Summit with 3 speakers (click the link to watch the replay) on Wednesday, February 24th.

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Topics: People, People/Relationship Drivers, leadership, priority, Effective Leadership, Chipotle, Vulnerability, Monty Moran, Love is Free. Gauc is Extra

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