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Share Your Company’s Values

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Feb 27, 2023

One of my customers was facing a difficult decision.

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Topics: Core Values, Core Purpose, Vision, Core Behaviors, Vision & Purpose, Mission, Vision, Values

Measuring ROI - Create Marginal Gains

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Mar 25, 2019

Achieving growth in your business comes in many shapes and forms.

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Topics: Core Values, Execution, Core Behaviors, Execution Excellence, Marginal Gains, ROI

The Science of A Story – The Introvert’s Edge

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 30, 2018

There’s a method to deliver your message more effectively to your employees, the people you supervise, even your prospects, and customers.

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Topics: Core Values, Alignment, Execution, Power of Story, The Introvert's Edge

Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch – Above the Line

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Driven leaders too frequently downplay the importance of Culture and the soft issues around People, that include Strategy elements like Core Values and Core Purpose.

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Topics: Core Values, strategy, Business Culture, strategy decisions, Above the Line, Culture

Can The Four Agreements Help You Win A Super Bowl?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Mar 2, 2017

When you’ve led your team to 7 Super Bowls, winning 5 of them, your record of accomplishment speaks for itself.

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Topics: Core Values, People, leadership meetings, The Four Agreements

Humble, Hungry, and Smart - Core Values Considerations

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 1, 2016

Do you hire, evaluate, and release people in your organization based on your Core Values?

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Topics: Core Values, People, People Decisions, Patrick Lencioni, Jim Collins, strategy, Mission to Mars, The Ideal Team Player

Great Brands Start Inside – Denise Lee Yohn (Atlanta Growth Summit)

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jun 6, 2016

It’s often the place I find new customers resist reviewing and working on. 

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Topics: Core Values, People, Core Purpose, Growth Summit, Harmonious Culture of Accountability, Great Brands

Recruiting and Hiring with Core Values

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Jul 16, 2015

What do you use your Core Values for?  How do you use them?

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Topics: Core Values, hiring decisions, recruiting

Core Values in Action

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 11, 2015

We’ve discussed how innovation occurs in your business previously in What's Your Innovation Process Look Like?

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Topics: employee engagement, Core Values, employee performance, Pearsons Law

Four Decision Growth Tools – Strategy Yields Top Line Revenue Growth

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Feb 12, 2015

Nothing affects your business more than the quality and timing of the decisions you make.  In Execution or Bad Choices – Why Do Businesses Fail we examined the reason most businesses fail. 

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Topics: Business Growth, Core Values, Core Purpose, Strategy Statement, growth tools

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