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Kevin the Terrible and the Myth That People Resist Change

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Mar 15, 2012

At the close of Monday’s blog, “Can Routines Really Set You Free?” I promised to discuss a myth that Aubrey Daniels addresses in Bringing Out the Best in People.

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, Bringing Out the Best In People, employee engagement, employee performance, People, Aubrey Daniels

Can Routines Really Set You Free?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Sun, Mar 11, 2012

Someone once said that a vacation is anything you do that is outside your normal range of work.   I guess that means I’m on vacation. At least that’s where I planned to be this week.   

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, Accountability, Strategic Discipline, priorities, metrics, rituals, meetings, routine sets you free

When to Change Your Top Priorities

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Mar 8, 2012

In less than 24 hours ten days ago, from Friday to Saturday the following day, my world spun 180 degrees or more. (See A Personal Story – Can You Sell Your Business?)

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Topics: Discipline, Acute Myeloid Luekemia, quarterly meetings, Strategic Discipline, change, Compounding

Business Dashboard - Metrics for Health

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Tue, Feb 28, 2012

How simple is it to make a dashboard?   I’m waiting for the diagnosis from my biopsy.  Still the University of Iowa has displayed on a bulletin board in my room a dashboard with some of the vitally important metrics for my condition. 

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, priority, leading indicators, Business Dashboards, metrics, lagging indicators

A Personal Story – Can You Sell Your Business?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Sun, Feb 26, 2012

Can you sell your business?

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, leukemia, key performance indicators, Business System, Built to Sell

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