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Coronavirus – Threat - Resources

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Mar 23, 2020

"If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.”  ~ EPICTETUS

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Topics: business clarity, Business Development Tool, Business Planning, Coronavirus

Consequences That Work - More SmartTribes

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 3, 2015

In our previous blog SmartTribes – How to Deliver Accountability we offered how Christine Comaford gets accountability in the DNA of developing SmartTribes by building “containers.” Containers are the structures that enable a group of people to achieve real accountability across the board, pulling together like a synchronized rowing team. She offers four key practices that will help you do that:

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Topics: Accountability, People, Business Development Tool, Smart Tribes

The Advantage of Rookie Smarts – Liz Wiseman Las Vegas Growth Summit

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Dec 1, 2014

You are probably not old enough to remember the way back machine from the cartoon series PEABODY’S IMPROBABLE HISTORY, (it was a series that aired within the Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoon series on TV) however I am betting you can remember when you first started your career.

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Topics: employee performance, Growth Summit, Growth Summit. Learning, Business Development Tool, Liz Wiseman

Motivation Versus Inspiration – Zappos Core Values

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Sat, May 1, 2010

The substance of Zappos Core Values provides a huge difference between motivation and inspiration.   Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO indicates that once you get your vision, culture and purpose right you needn't worry about motivation. 

Tony is very big on having a meaningful higher purpose.  It's the reason he's writing a book Delivering Happiness due June 7th.


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Topics: One Thing, Core Values, Business Vision, Zappos, Business Development Tool

Business Development Tool – Strength Based Leadership Test

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Apr 8, 2010

Forgive the short detour from the One Page Strategic Plan Quarterly priorities.  Yesterday I had about 4 + hours of windshield time and listened to Gallup's audio on Strength Based Leadership.  One business coaching tool that I've been recommending for my clients is the Strengths Based Leadership test.  [A word of warning you may have difficulty navigating this site before you purchase the audio or the book]

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Topics: Business Growth, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, One Page Strategic Plan, Business Development Tool, Strength Based Leadership

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