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First Step to Change - Where Do You Currently Stand

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Sep 18, 2023

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Topics: change, Your Cash Flow Story, Christine Comaford, Accelerate Change by Getting Accountability Right, Change Your Culture, Four Decision Needs Assessment

Change Your Culture - Admit Your Mistakes

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 23, 2022

Many leaders find it difficult to admit their mistakes. They feel when they make mistakes, they are more vulnerable, risk losing respect, and the authority they need to lead.

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Topics: change, Effective Leadership, Harmonious Culture of Accountability, Leadership Decisions, Mistakes, Change Your Culture

Why & How Rackspace Changed Its Strategy

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Mar 11, 2019

Can a business with lousy service reverse their strategy to become fanatical about customer support?

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Topics: Switch, change, strategy, strategy decisions, Strategy - How, Rackspace

Quit Before Leaving – How to Handle Dissatisfying Situations

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jan 22, 2018

HOWTODEAL Dissatisfying Situations.pngWhen you lead or manage a business for any length of time, you find people in your organization who have attitude problems.

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Topics: employee engagement, change, Performance Management, Mastering Leadership

Change is Good - How to Do It

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 28, 2017

Change is Good!

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Topics: employee engagement, Decision-Making, change, Gallup's Q12 Employee Engagement Survey, Effective Leadership

Bottom Line Change - Zingerman’s Deli (Atlanta Growth Summit)

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jun 13, 2016

There was no PowerPoint to share, few metrics and no major book to push. 

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Topics: change, Growth Summit, Execution, Ari Weinzweig

Aligned for Change

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Feb 29, 2016

In Scaling Up and Mastering the Rockefeller Habits Verne Harnish’s preaches leadership is 1% Vision, 99% Alignment.

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Topics: change, Pace of Change, Scrum

Change or Die

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Feb 25, 2016

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Topics: change, Pace of Change, Scrum

Hijacked - Four Thieves of Productivity

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Feb 22, 2016

In Gary Keller’s The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results Keller shared Six Lies that prevent you from achieving your One Thing.

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Topics: One Thing, change, Focus, productivity

Social Capital – Keith Ferrazzi Las Vegas Growth Summit

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Nov 20, 2014

Keith Ferrazzi, author of Never Eat Alone and Who’s Got Your Back received his first lesson on social networking when he was just 13.  As a caddie at a local golf course, he earned the title of being the best first year caddie, and eventually caddied for Arnold Palmer,  Coming from a poor family he might have been intimidated by the type of customer with memberships at the club.  Each day he arrived 30 minutes early.  Before anyone else was there Ferrazzi would check the pin placement of the holes and observe how the grass had been cut.  All in an effort to give those he caddied for every advantage possible.  He met a woman, Mrs. Poland, who possibly was the best golfer at the club.  She quickly made Keith her caddie. Why?

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Topics: People, change, Growth Summit, Growth Summit. Learning, Relationship Drivers

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