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Job Summary Scorecards – Are You Winning?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Feb 14, 2022

Shannon Susko, author of 3HAG WAY, Metronome Effect, and Metronomics refuses to accept a customer who won’t participate in Daily Huddles with their organization.

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Topics: Accountability, Aubrey Daniels, daily huddle, human behavior performance, Job Summary Scorecard, Clarity of Expectations

Why Your People Say, “You Can’t Measure What I Do”

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Sep 4, 2017

I’m on vacation this week so I’m republishing a couple of blogs I feel have the greatest value and interest.  This particular blog is on measurement and is based on a chapter in one of my favorite authors and books, Aubrey Daniels’ Bringing Out the Best in People.

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Topics: Bringing Out the Best In People, People, Aubrey Daniels, positive reinforcement, measurement, People Development

Employees Must Make a Difference – Aubrey Daniels (Atlanta Growth Summit)

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jun 20, 2016

“Employee’s Must Make a Difference!” Aubrey Daniels, Bringing Out the Best In People author and Scaling Up Fortune sponsored Growth Summit speaker.

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Topics: Bringing Out the Best In People, People, Aubrey Daniels, Growth Summit, Execution, Postiive Reinforcement

Scrum Reminders From Noah’s Solo Ensemble Performance

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Apr 21, 2016

Saturday my son Noah performed his Double Bass solo at the Iowa state solo ensemble.

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Topics: Employee Feedback, Strategic Discipline, Aubrey Daniels, Scrum

Positive Reinforcement: 4 Steps to “Make Others Feel Important” (1&2)

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jan 19, 2015

When I last addressed positive reinforcement and superior human relationships in To Improve Your Relationships Improve This in early December I promised to provide four steps to help make others feel important.  These are from my notes Brian Tracy’s “The Psychology of Achievement” taken many years ago. 

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Topics: Bringing Out the Best In People, Employee Recognition, employee performance, People, Aubrey Daniels, Multipliers, performance, First Break All the Rules, Psychology of Achievement

Another Look at Employee Performance Appraisals

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Sep 8, 2014

Ever since reading Bringing Out the Best in People by Aubrey Daniels I’ve been a big fan of his techniques for improving work performance.  A recent blog by Aubrey Daniels,  6 Things To Do Instead of Performance Appraisals, offers his insights why performance appraisals are a poor investment for improving business performance.

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Topics: employee engagement, employee performance, People, People Decisions, Aubrey Daniels, performance

Why Is Your Business The Way It Is? The Power of Habit

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 14, 2014

Can it really be this simple?

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Topics: Business Growth, Aubrey Daniels, Discipline Plan, habits, The Power of Habit, routine

Performance Appraisals - Is the System Irrevocably Broken?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 26, 2013

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Topics: weekly meetings, employee performance, Aubrey Daniels, performance, daily huddle, system

Positive Reinforcement – Frequency Required

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 19, 2013

In Bringing out the Best In People, Aubrey Daniels points out that the greatest issue with managers is not that they don’t understand the need for reinforcement and recognition, they simply don’t understand the amount of reinforcement required to create peak performance and a high performance organization. 

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Topics: Employee Recognition, employee performance, Aubrey Daniels, positive reinforcement

Positive Reinforcement: Make it Immediate

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Aug 15, 2013

Not so long ago there was an emphasis on leadership to, “manage by wandering around.”  Tom Peters In Search of Excellence brought this principal into focus, although its origins supposedly stem back to executives at Hewlett Packard.

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Topics: employee performance, Aubrey Daniels, positive reinforcement, Discretionary Effort

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