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What Separates the Best from the Rest

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, May 16, 2022

A moment working with a customer stands out as a reminder of what the best leaders do. It’s revealed in Good to Great, and it occupies a chapter in the book I just finished CEO Excellence: The Six Mindsets That Distinguish the Best Leaders from the Rest, by McKinsey senior partners Carolyn Dewar, Scott Keller, and Vikram Malhotra.

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Topics: Good to Great, Bringing Out the Best In People, Level 5 Leadership, Best in the World at, CEO Leadership Focus, CEO Excellence


Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Feb 7, 2022

“You cannot manage other people unless you manage yourself first” ~ Peter Drucker

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Topics: Accountability, Business Scorecards, Create Business Dashboard and Scorecard, Job Summary Scorecard, CEO Leadership Focus, The CEO Test

Five Temptations of a CEO Questions

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jan 25, 2021

As a leader/CEO, we can trip when we get too comfortable and fail to maintain our self-awareness.

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Topics: Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni, Effective Leadership, CEO Leadership Focus, Five Temptations of a CEO

When do most people Die - How to Become CEO

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Mar 4, 2019

When do most people die?

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Topics: emotional intelligence, Attitude, CEO Leadership Focus, The Energy Bus

FOCUS - Measure What Matters. OKR’s Start at the Top

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

The World’s best run companies, like Google, share a commonality – Execution Excellence.

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, positive reinforcement, Focus, OKR - Objectives and Key Results, CEO Leadership Focus, Measure What Matters

A CEO’s Two Most Important Jobs – New Orleans Scale Up Summit

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 21, 2018

The New Orleans ScaleUp Summit 2018 starts Tuesday.  As Gazelles Coaches we always get the first sneak peek at Verne Harnish’s presentation, ahead of business leaders attending the Summit.

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Topics: Effective Leadership, ScaleUp Summit Learning, CEO Leadership Focus, ScaleUp Summit New Orleans 2018

Challenges of Scaling Up a Business 







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