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Repeat, Repeat, Repeat – Your Strategy and One Thing

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 14, 2018

In business after business, front line employees, don’t know the company’s strategy. 

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Topics: Bringing Out the Best In People, People, consistently execute, Alignment, Execution, Strategy Decision

What Causes You to Procrastinate?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Mar 5, 2018

Can Procrastination actually be productive?

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Topics: consistently execute, Execution, Adam Grant, Originals, Productive Procrastination, Procrastination, Destructive Procrastination

Scrum’s Daily Stand Up Huddle

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 18, 2016

Friday I met with a good friend of mine who is struggling with what to do in his job.  His struggle is essentially the issue offered in The Greatest Crime.  He feels limited by his company.  Ideas he suggests get sidelined or ignored. His company doesn’t hold any meetings to keep him engaged.  He feels isolated and unable to contribute.

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Topics: consistently execute, Execution, daily huddle, Scrum, Execution

West Point’s Pearson’s Law & Scrum Lesson

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Mar 24, 2016

Search on Google for Pearson’s Law and you’ll discover the first article is one I wrote on this principle entitled simply Pearson’s Law.  I’m proud the attention I’ve given and received on Pearson’s Law has received this amount of consideration.

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Topics: Discipline, Pearsons Law, Pearson's Law, consistently execute, Execution, Scrum

BIG LIE #3 – Myth of Self Discipline

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Dec 10, 2015

Do you recognize this person? 

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Topics: consistently execute, habits, Execution

Six Emotions Build Your Inside Advantage

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Sun, Apr 15, 2012

Over the past two weeks Bob Bloom, author of the Inside Advantage and the New Experts met with two of my clients who are focusing on growing their sales and revenue for 2012.   

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, One Page Strategic Plan, The Inside Advantage, strategy, consistently execute, Alignment

Four Decisions – Measuring Your Execution

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Feb 6, 2012

Growth companies need to get Four Decision right in order to achieve success.  These Four Decisions are People, Strategy, Execution and Cash. Depending on the severity of your challenges in these four decision areas, you will ultimately need to choose one of these four decisions as your One Thing for the year and quarterly priorities.   We’ve covered the outcome for getting People and Strategy right in your organization in previous blogs. 

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Topics: measurement, Rockefeller Habits Checklist, consistently execute, Execution

Michael Gerber Dreamed It Rockefeller Habits Checklist Quantifies It

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Jan 19, 2012

If you’re a small to mid-sized business owner you probably have a number of aspirations for your business.  To build it so you can spend your time doing what you love most while the business runs consistently and predictably without you.  Or it may be to watch it grow to achieve success humming along like a well-oiled machine.  The dream of many small business owners was outlined in Michael Gerber’s book The E-Myth Revisited, Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What To Do About It. Ultimately you want to be in a position to invest most of your time working ON the business rather than IN it.

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Topics: measurement, Michael Gerber, Rockefeller Habits Checklist, consistently execute


Posted by Douglas A Wick on Fri, Jul 18, 2008

The dictionary defines oscillate as: swing or move to and fro, as a pendulum does. 2. To vary or vacillate between differing beliefs, opinions, conditions, etc.: He oscillates regularly between elation and despair.

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Topics: consistently execute

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