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American Icon – Path for Scale Ups & Strategic Discipline

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

A customer of mine, who I’ve worked with on and off for the past ten years, recently contacted me to start our coaching relationship again.

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Topics: Culture of Discipline, metrics, Business Vision, Execution, Vision, Alan Mulally, American Icon

Discipline - How to Achieve Greatness!

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Sep 30, 2019

“The flywheel fits within a framework of principles we uncovered through more than a quarter-century of research into the question of what makes a great company tick.”

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Topics: Good to Great, Discipline Plan, Culture of Discipline, Turning the Flywheel, Business Discipline

DISCIPLINE - A Principle of Greatness

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 20, 2019

“A culture of discipline is not a principle of business; it is a principle of greatness.” ~ Jim Collins, Good to Great

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Topics: Discipline, Strategic Discipline, Culture of Discipline, Jim Collins, Businesss Disciplines, Turning the Flywheel

The Flywheel - A Customer Example

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 6, 2019

Why create a flywheel for your business?

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, Discipline Plan, Culture of Discipline, Jim Collins, Build up to Breakthrough Flywheel, Turning the Flywheel, Flywheel

A Map – The Journey from Good To Great

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 22, 2019

Many customers ask, how do we apply Jim Collins’ work to make the leap from Good to Great?

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, Discipline Plan, Culture of Discipline, Jim Collins, Build up to Breakthrough Flywheel, Turning the Flywheel, Flywheel, Roadmap from Good to Great

6 Steps to Create Your Flywheel

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 15, 2019

Do you believe in Good to Great as the pattern to build a Great Company?

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Topics: Discipline, Culture of Discipline, Jim Collins, Build up to Breakthrough Flywheel, Turning the Flywheel, Flywheel

Create Your Flywheel - Example

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 8, 2019

Do you know what your flywheel is?

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Topics: Discipline, Culture of Discipline, Jim Collins, Build up to Breakthrough Flywheel, Turning the Flywheel, Flywheel

Employee Feedback and Closing the Loop

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 4, 2015

Are you open to learn from your errors?  If you’re open to learn from your mistakes, often they can launch success and opportunities that would never have occurred without accepting failure. 

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Topics: Employee Feedback, themes, Culture of Discipline, Company Culture, Scaling Up Verne Harnish

The Irony of Freedom

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 20, 2015

Saturday, my son Noah, performed a solo and in a quintet at Solo and Ensemble, at Jefferson High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Watching him perform reminded me of the irony of freedom.  It also reminded me of a quote I’ve used several times in my blog, that the will to win isn’t as important as the will to prepare to win.

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Topics: Discipline, Culture of Discipline, Rockefeller Habits Checklist, commitment, preparation

Updated Discipline: New Rockefeller Habits Checklist

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jan 26, 2015

How important do you value discipline in your organization?  How much thought if any do you give to it? 

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Topics: Discipline, Good to Great, Great by Choice, Discipline Plan, Culture of Discipline, Rockefeller Habits Checklist, Scaling Up Verne Harnish

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