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Annual Planning – Does Yours Include This?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Nov 8, 2021

It’s time to prepare for next year, and if you haven’t already got that process started, here are few suggestions to help you.

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Topics: Annual Plan, Business Vision, Annual Planning, 3HAG WAY, Vision & Purpose

American Icon – Path for Scale Ups & Strategic Discipline

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Oct 14, 2019

A customer of mine, who I’ve worked with on and off for the past ten years, recently contacted me to start our coaching relationship again.

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Topics: Culture of Discipline, metrics, Business Vision, Execution, Vision, Alan Mulally, American Icon

Leader or Manager

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 8, 2016

As an E-Myth Senior Business Coach for ten years I used the E-Myth resources and tools to help my small business customers apply the systems concept to build their business.

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Topics: leadership, manager, Business Vision, E-Myth Revisited, Vision, Performance Management

Three Proven Business (& Personal) Success Principles

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Oct 21, 2013

Routine Sets You Free!  

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, Business Growth, Strategic Discipline, Business Priorities, Business Vision, Businesss Disciplines, Bone Marrow Transplant

Core Values Clarity – Building a Healthy Organization

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Mar 14, 2013

Wouldn’t it be great to have a filter on your hiring and recruiting process that could tell you whether your candidates fit your business? 

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Topics: Core Values, Patrick Lencioni, Jim Collins, Business Vision, The Advantage, Business Culture

Can You Say Your Strategy is in 35 Words?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Fri, Mar 1, 2013

What would mean to your business if everyone in your company knew exactly what direction it’s headed toward?

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Topics: Business Vision, The Advantage, Strategy Statement, Can You Say What Your Strategy Is

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

Marketing Questions – Reality Marketing Revolution – Growth Summit

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Tue, Apr 20, 2010

Eric Keiles and Mike Lieberman authors of Reality Marketing Revolution, asked thought provoking questions and let us know that the old model for marketing is broken.  The good news you can change your behavior and find a way to position your company as remarkable.

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Topics: Business Growth, Strategic Discipline, Marketing, Business Vision, Quantification, Strategic Planning

Spring Coaches' Summit – What’s Your Winning Strategy in 2010

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Tue, Apr 20, 2010

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Topics: Business Growth, Strategic Discipline, Discipline Plan, priorities, Business Vision, Strategic Planning

Your 3-5 Year Plan – One Page Strategic Plan

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Tue, Mar 30, 2010

In Mastering the Rockefeller Habits Verne Harnish states that to become and remain competitive your company needs three things:

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Topics: Core Values, Discipline Plan, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, Jim Collins, Business Vision, Strategic Planning, BHAG, 3-5 year plan, Core Competencies, Promise, Page Strategic Plan

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