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Strategic Discipline Inspiring the Team Video

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Oct 31, 2011

At the Growth Summit in Phoenix Gazelles created a fun video I’d like to invite you to view.  It’s a fun presentation of what many company’s face in terms of planning and detachment.  How do you conquer both?  If your business is struggling to execute on your annual and quarterly plans, Strategic Discipline through a steady dose of the Rockefeller Habits tools is Positioning Systems’ recipe for success.   

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Topics: quarterly meetings, Strategic Discipline, Annual Plan, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, Four Decisions, Execution

Do You Have the Discipline to Handle an Unexpected Economy?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Oct 24, 2011

In Jim Collin’s new book Great by Choice he asks the question:  What’s coming next?

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, Annual Plan, Jim Collins

Recession Question – Annual Planning Reminder

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Fri, Oct 21, 2011

Monday’s blog will continue insight from Jim Collins “Great by Choice.”  One of my clients and partner provider wrote a blog that provides insight into the current economy that I thought my readers would find interesting.  Read his short blog Ray Dalio says this is no recession
Dalio runs the biggest hedge fun and has received a better return on his investments than Warren Buffet.  You can read more on Dalio in this Wall Street Journal article Ray Dalio Down on Europe, High on Fed.  If you read it I’d be interested in your perspective on his views on the economy.  Please provide a comment on my blog.

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Topics: Annual Plan, Four Decisions, Growth Summit

The Meeting Puzzle – Why Meetings Need Alignment

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 29, 2011

Last blog we discussed the importance of meetings fitting together.  Your meetings should cascade or telescope from the first meeting of the year which should be your annual planning meeting.  This should be about 2 – 3 days depending upon what you need to discuss, how complex the challenges are that the organizations faces, and when you last did a proper planning and strategy session.

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Topics: weekly meetings, Annual Plan, meeting rhythms, metrics, meetings, key performance indicators

Strategic Planning – One Year Plan

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Sat, Apr 3, 2010

Just about every business I know can put together a one year plan for their business.  How many actually do is another question.  The biggest issue is whether the plan has the teeth to succeed.  Does it muster the proper support and accountability to achieve the expected result?   You need only refer to my last blog Strategic Planning - Great Strategy Isn't Enough to understand the multitude of reasons why most business plans fail.  That's why you need Strategic Discipline.

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Topics: Accountability, Strategic Discipline, Discipline Plan, Annual Plan, One Page Strategic Plan, priorities, Strategic Planning, 3-5 year plan

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