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2021 Focus on Strategy

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Dec 28, 2020

If 2020 was a humbling year for you in terms of revenue growth, then it’s time to work on strategy.

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Topics: strategy, Strategy Decision, Strategy - How, Competitive Strategy, 3HAG WAY

Annual Planning Agenda

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Dec 21, 2020

How did your annual planning work for 2020?

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Topics: Annual Plan, Annual Planning

Start, Stop, Keep – Required Annual Planning

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Dec 14, 2020

If you’re not approaching your Annual Planning process by asking your staff what you should start, stop, and keep doing, I strongly recommend you START doing it.

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Topics: Employee Feedback, Annual Plan, Employee Survey, Press Release, Annual Planning, Start Stop Keep Survey

Annual Planning – Fear or Purpose

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Dec 7, 2020

“Nobody knows enough to be a pessimist.” 

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Topics: Annual Plan, Core Purpose, Clarity of Purpose, Decisions Equal Success, Annual Planning

The Secret of Life - Breath

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Nov 30, 2020

Ever since I had a bone marrow transplant, I’ve had a condition called “dry mouth.” Sleeping while breathing through my mouth exacerbated this condition, forcing me to always have a glass of water next to my bed.

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Topics: employee performance, performance, People Development, Breath, James Nestor,, Personal Health

Success at Humanocracy - Michelin

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Nov 23, 2020

Can your people solve their own problems? (Can they solve them better than YOU?)

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Topics: human behavior, human behavior performance, Human Potential, Humanocracy

Humanocracy Example – Michelin Inspired to do Your Best

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Nov 16, 2020

There are times we need someone to believe in us, to see beyond ourselves, to recognize our strengths, our purpose, to challenge us to greatness.

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Topics: human behavior, human behavior performance, Human Potential, Humanocracy, The Flight of the Buffalo, Ralph Stayer

Humanocracy – Build a Meritocratic Organization

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Nov 9, 2020

“Mediocre people don’t like high-achievers – and high-achievers don’t like mediocre people.” Nick Saban, Alabama football coach.

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Topics: People, People Decisions, The Right People, People Development, Growing Your People, Humanocracy, Meritocracy

Humanocracy – Bureaucracy Threatens Meritocracy

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Nov 2, 2020

Scaling Up author Verne Harnish described Humanocracy, authors Gary Hamel & Michele Zanini, as one of the most insightful and game changing books for the future.

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Topics: People, People/Relationship Drivers, People Development, Humanocracy, Meritocracy

People Quotes – Building A Harmonious Culture of Accountability

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Oct 26, 2020

The Result of getting the People Decision right in your business is a Harmonious Culture of Accountability. I love quotes. They inspire me.

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Topics: People, The Right People, First Who Then What

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