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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

The Peter Principle Is Bull

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 18, 2022

Are people promoted to their highest level of incompetence?

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Topics: Leadership Training, leadership, Effective Leadership, Mastering Leadership, Leadership Circle Profile, Scaling Leadership

Leadership Is an Inner Journey

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 11, 2022

The number-one reason for failure of vision and strategy is ineffective leadership, both individual and collective.

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Topics: Leadership Training, Effective Leadership, Mastering Leadership, Leadership Circle Profile, Scaling Leadership

THE CHAIN-REACTION STRATEGY – Response

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jan 31, 2022

“Terror is the ultimate way to paralyze a people’s will to resist and destroy their ability to plan a strategic response. Such power is gained through sporadic acts of violence that create a constant feeling of threat, incubating a fear that spreads throughout the public sphere. The goal in a terror campaign is not battlefield victory but causing maximum chaos and provoking the other side into desperate overreaction. Melting invisibly into the population, tailoring their actions for the mass media, the strategists of terror create the illusion that they are everywhere and therefore that they are far more powerful than they really are. It is a war of nerves. The victims of terror must not succumb to fear or even anger; to plot the most effective counterstrategy, they must stay balanced. In the face of a terror campaign, one’s rationality is the last line of defense.” ~ 33 Strategies of War, Robert Greene

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Topics: strategy, Effective Leadership, Strategy - How, 33 Strategies of War

Monty Moran’s People, Leadership, and Priority Lessons

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Mar 8, 2021

Verne Harnish hosted another virtual Summit with 3 speakers (click the link to watch the replay) on Wednesday, February 24th.

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Topics: People, People/Relationship Drivers, leadership, priority, Effective Leadership, Chipotle, Vulnerability, Monty Moran, Love is Free. Gauc is Extra

Results – Blaming Others Achieves Nothing

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Feb 15, 2021

"All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him/her, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration. You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming him, but you won't succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you unhappy."

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Topics: People, Effective Leadership, Mastering Leadership, People Development, Leadership Core Behavior

Five Temptations of a CEO Questions

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jan 25, 2021

As a leader/CEO, we can trip when we get too comfortable and fail to maintain our self-awareness.

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Topics: Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni, Effective Leadership, CEO Leadership Focus, Five Temptations of a CEO

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

Leadership – What’s Your Motive?

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

Patrick Lencioni’s, feels he should have written his new book, The Motive, first.  He almost decided not to write it because one of the leaders he admires most, Alan Mullaly, disagreed with him on leadership involves suffering.

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Topics: leadership, Patrick Lencioni, leadership commitment, Purpose, Effective Leadership, Leadership Core Behavior, The Motive

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