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The “M” Game - Open Playing Field

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Sep 25, 2023

In The “M” Game, Shannon Susko shares three things winning teams have in common: a playbook, a scoreboard, and a coach. Whether sports or business, there’s a framework these wildly successful companies follow.

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Topics: 3HAG WAY, Metronomics, Winning Team, Open Playing Field, The "M" Game, Winning Teams Share Three Things, Metronomics Repeatable Playbook

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

Hope is a Beggar

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Oct 3, 2022

Hope is a beggar. Jim Carrey’s Quote is appropriate. It clarifies the difference between Hope and Faith. In the dictionary, Hope is the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best or a particular instance of this feeling.

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Topics: Strategic Planning, AML, Strategy - How, 3HAG WAY, Metronomics

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

All Great Teams Have 3 Things in Common

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jun 13, 2022

How do great teams come together and win?

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Topics: Patrick Lencioni, 3HAG WAY, Metronomics, Shannon Byrne Susko, Great Teams

The Fuel for High Performing Teams

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jun 6, 2022

Growth is never a straight line to your BIG HAIRY AUDACIOUS GOAL or your 3HAG. It looks more like this picture Shannon Byrne Susko shared two weeks ago at our Metronomics Coaches Conference in San Diego.

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Topics: Culture, 3HAG WAY, Growth Framework, Cultural System, Cohesive System, Human System, Metronomics

How Your Business Makes Money – KFFM

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jan 24, 2022

How does money flow through your organization? How do customers flow through your business?

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Topics: leading indicators, Profit per X, 3HAG WAY, KFFM (Key Function Flow Map)

Activity Fit Map – Trade-offs in Competing. What Not to Do.

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Nov 29, 2021

You can’t be everything to everyone. The greatest example of winning is choosing not to do what everyone else is doing and to focus on something unique.

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Topics: Barriers to Business Growth, Differentiation, Differentiation Strategy, Key Attribution Framework, 3HAG WAY, Activity Fit Map

Swimlanes: When You Know Where You’re Going, You Know You’re Great

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Nov 22, 2021

As the Cheshire cat told Alice, in Alice in Wonderland, “If you don’t know where you are going it doesn’t matter which road you take. Any road will get you there.”

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Topics: Strategic Planning, Strategy - How, Key Attribution Framework, 3HAG WAY, Swimlanes

3HAG – 3 Year, Highly Achievable Goal – A Framework for Growth

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Nov 15, 2021

Developing a 3 Year Plan is an important part of strategic planning. We’ve shared several methods and tools to help you in this process including (Why Have a 3 – 5 Year Plan?) where we offered insights from Simon Sinek and Kaihan Krippendorff’s Outthinker Process to help you vision bigger.

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Topics: strategy, Strategic Planning, Differentiation Strategy, Key Attribution Framework, 3HAG WAY, 3 Year Plan, Key Capabilities, Growth Framework

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