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Circuit City’s Lessons (Good To Great To Gone)

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jul 6, 2020

What’s made your business successful?

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Topics: leadership, Build up to Breakthrough Flywheel, Effective Leadership, Flywheel, Coronavirus, Flywheel Extension, Good to Great to Gone, Circuit City, COVID19

The Leaders Role – Mercenary or Mission Driven?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jun 29, 2020

During challenging times you discover a lot about yourself and the people you work with.

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Topics: People, People Decisions, leadership, Purpose, Effective Leadership, Leadership Decisions, Coronavirus, COVID19

Amazon Flywheel transformed its business - Bezonomics

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jun 1, 2020

Your stock has dropped from $107 down to $6 a share. Wall Street predicts your company will run out of cash by yearend.

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Topics: Turning the Flywheel, Flywheel, Coronavirus, bezonomics, brian dumaine, climb out of covid-19, virtuous cycle, COVID19

How Language Sunk the El Faro – Leadership is Language

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 18, 2020

This blog is not about the sinking of the merchant ship, El Faro.

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Topics: Mastering Leadership, Leadership Decisions, Coronavirus, Leadership Is Language, David Marquet, Redwork - Bluework, EMBRACING VS. REDUCING VARIABILITY, COVID19

Indistractable - Control Your Attention – Handle Distraction

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 11, 2020

Whether it’s the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 or not, I’ve found myself being more distracted than ever.

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Topics: employee performance, performance, Focus, productivity, Coronavirus, Indistractable, Nir Eyal, Distraction, COVID19

What is Willful Blindness

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 20, 2020

What is willful blindness?

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Topics: Employee Feedback, employee performance, Work Environment, Coronavirus, Willful Blindness, COVID19

What Your Employees Need from You Now

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 13, 2020

You’re leading your business through an unprecedented time in history and our world economy.

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Topics: employee engagement, Q12, Gallup's Q12 Employee Engagement Survey, Employee Wellbeing, Coronavirus

Coronavirus – Threat - Resources

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Mar 23, 2020

"If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.”  ~ EPICTETUS

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Topics: business clarity, Business Development Tool, Business Planning, Coronavirus

Identify and Prevent Sick Building Syndrome In Your Workplace

Posted by Karoline Clarke on Mon, Mar 2, 2020

This past Sunday I made flight reservations to fly to Arizona this Sunday.  A warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday, Americans should be prepared for the potential for “significant disruptions” when the corona virus, or COVID-19, spreads in the U.S., made me reconsider my plans for air travel. 

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Topics: Employee retention, Karoline Clarke, Office Environment, Employee Wellbeing, Coronavirus, COVID19

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