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A Hopeless Memorial Day 2012 – Find Your One Thing

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 30, 2022

Ten years ago today I was in the middle of spending 7 months in a hospital, hoping to survive Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Memorial Day came early that year, and I wrote a blog at home since I was given a reprieve and allowed to spend  time at home for the holiday weekend. You can read it Brand Ideals - A 400% ROI - Identify Your Competitive Advantage.

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, One Thing, Stockdale Paradox, Cancer Cured

Cancer Cured: No One Is Guilty, I Am Responsible

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

IIn 2012 I spent 8 months in the hospital battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia. For the past 6 years, I’ve been writing a book about my journey and miraculous recovery.

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, Strategic Discipline, Discipline Plan, Cancer Cured, Mental Health

Work From Home – Working from a Hospital Room: Cancer Cured Book Excerpt

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

In 2012 I was hospitalized with Acute Myeloid Leukemia for nearly 7 months.

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, Work Environment, Employee Wellbeing, Remote Working, Cancer Cured

Extraordinary Results - Purpose, Priority, and Productivity

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Jan 14, 2016

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, One Thing, Process/Productivity Drivers, productivity

Bone Marrow Transplant Update – Last Week’s Clinic Visit

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, May 28, 2015

“Happiness is a direction, not a place.” -Syndey J. Harris

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, leukemia, Strategic Discipline, Bone Marrow Transplant, Mono Somy 7, Michelle Wick

Without a (Core) Purpose Any Problem is Too Big

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 13, 2015

“Without a purpose any problem is too big.” Ernest C. Wilson, The Week that Changed the World.

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, Core Purpose, Built to Last, Jim Collins, Michelle Wick

Attitude of Gratitude – Happy Thanksgiving

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Tue, Nov 25, 2014

Thanksgiving is just two days away.  The holiday means this will be my only blog this week.  I thought instead of providing Liz Wiseman’s Growth Summit presentation on Rookie Smarts I’d take a chapter from your previous book Multipliers and send a message on thankfulness.  

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, positive reinforcement, Gratitude and Recognition, appreciation, Thankful

Givers and Takers – Who Succeeds and Fails More?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Fri, Jun 20, 2014

Give and Take by Adam Grant offers insight into three types of people:  givers, takers, and matchers.  The book describes characteristics of each type, yet cautions that while giving, taking, and matching are three fundamental styles of social interaction, the lines between them are not always hard and fast.  You can actually shift between one style of reciprocity style as you navigate across different work roles and relationships.  At work the vast majority of people develop a primary reciprocity style.  This is how you approach most of the people most of the time.  The research discovered your primary style can play as much a role in you success as hard work, talent and luck.  (That is if you believe in the latter!)

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, employee engagement, People, Give and Take, Givers and Takers

Make A Choice – Motivation Moment

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, May 1, 2014

You may have heard the story on how trainers get an elephant to remain tied to a stake.   Even though an elephant has enough strength to easily remove the stake, due to the training received when they are young they’re unable to realize they can get free.  View the video on the right for the full story.

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, Business Growth, Decision-Making, human behavior, Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and W, habits, routine

Should you Measure or Estimate for Decision-Making?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 7, 2014

You and probably many business owners are virtually swimming in waves of data.  Advances in technology and the Internet have made it easy to collect data on almost any subject and allow you, if willing, to collect measurements on any part of your business.

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, Decision-Making, E-Myth, Pearsons Law, metrics, measurement

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