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Rockefeller Habits 4 Decisions Tools – People Continued

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Feb 9, 2015

What can managers do to improve their people?  Our review of the resources and tools that Rockefeller Habits and Positioning Systems can provide your growing enterprise continues with a look at the remaining tools we provide our customers with to improve People. You can read the first group of People tools and resources at Rockefeller Habits 4 Decisions Tools – People.

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Topics: Business Growth, People, Four Decisions, Topgrading, One on One coaching, Orientation and Onboarding

Steps 3 & 4: Positive Reinforcement: “Make Others Feel Important"

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Jan 22, 2015

How can you make people feel important?  What benefits do you receive by doing so?

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Topics: Employee Feedback, employee engagement, Employee Recognition, Business Growth, employee performance, positive reinforcement, Psychology of Achievement, Brian Tracy

Key Performance Indicators - Customer & Employee Feedback

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Jan 15, 2015

Last blog in Key Performance Indicators we presented the value of speaking to customers and employees routinely and why these measurements can be so powerful to your business. 

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Topics: Customer Feedback, Employee Feedback, Business Growth, key performance indicators, Customer Advocacy, Rockefeller Habits Checklist

Key Performance Indicators - KPIs

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jan 12, 2015

What are Key Performance Indicators?  What they should entail?  How do you determine which to track?  How often if ever you should change them?

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Topics: Business Growth, metrics, key performance indicators, Quantification, Qualitative Customer Feedback, Quantitative Customer Feedback, KPI's, Scaling Up Verne Harnish

Leadership Team Exercise SWOT vs. SWT – Strengths, Weakness & Trends

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Wed, Dec 31, 2014

If you’ve been to the gas station recently you’ve noticed the plunge in gas prices.  It’s a trend in recent months and it illustrates and important strategy and planning benchmark that your business should be doing on an annual basis, and possibly more frequently depending how fasting you are growing compared to your industry.

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Topics: Business Growth, Annual Plan, leadership, strategy, Strategic Planning, Leadership Team, SWOT, Prediction, SWT, Forecast

What's Your Innovation Process Look Like?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Dec 22, 2014

Are you up for a fun little exercise this morning?   Not with your body, with your brain!

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Topics: Customer Feedback, Business Growth, strategy, Strategic Learning Cycle, Innovation Process

Practical Discipline #3 Where to Put Your Best People: Good To Great

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Dec 18, 2014

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Topics: Good to Great, Business Growth, People, People Decisions, Discipline Plan, Practical Discipline #3

Disruptive Innovation:The Exponential Organization - Las Vegas Growth Summit

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Tue, Oct 28, 2014

Exciting or Frightening. 

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Topics: Business Growth, Growth Summit, Esponential Growth, Salim Ismail

One Pattern Focus, A Keystone Habit, Can Change Everything

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Sep 22, 2014

Habits can be a curse or a benefit. 

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Topics: Business Growth, One Thing, Business Priorities, best practices of growth companies, habits, The Power of Habit, Keystone Habit

Would You Fire Someone for Violating Your Core Values?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Sep 15, 2014

May 1996, Paul O’Neil, (discussed in One Thing: Are Meeting Rhythms Keystone Habits?) had been at Alcoa for a decade.  His leadership is studied at Harvard Business School and Kennedy School of Government, he’s mentioned as a candidate for commerce secretary or secretary of defense, the employees and union give him high marks.  Alcoa’s stock price has risen over 200%.  He’s an acknowledged success.

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Topics: Business Growth, Top Priority, Core Values, habits, Business Culture, Keystone Habit

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