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Team of Rivals – Lincoln’s Leadership Genius

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 20, 2024

History has long been one of my favorite subjects, and between my business reading, I interject historical books including biographies of great leaders.

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Topics: leadership, Effective Leadership, Mastering Leadership, Great Leadership, Team of Rivals, Leadership Character Traits, Abraham Lincoln Leadership Genius

The Captain Class – Surprising Insights on Leadership – Influencing Team Effort

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 29, 2024

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Topics: People Decisions, Effective Leadership, Great Teams, The Captain Class, Sam Walker, Winning Teams

Inspired Leadership - Contagious Emotions

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Feb 20, 2023

Five-plus years ago I was introduced to the Drama Triangle at our Scaling Up Growth Summits in Dallas. Follow this link and you’ll discover insights into why you behave as you do, why your employees behave as they do, and most importantly how to adjust to produce a better outcome by using an Outcome Orientation versus a Problem Orientation.

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Topics: leadership, Effective Leadership, Leadership Core Behavior, Contagious Emotions

Invest in Your Leadership Skills, Improve Employee Satisfaction

Posted by Katie Brenneman on Mon, Nov 21, 2022

I am grateful this week of Thanksgiving for Katie Brenneman, guest writer, who provides insights into why you should invest in your leadership skills to improve your team's level of job satisfaction:

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Topics: Employee Feedback, employee engagement, Effective Leadership, Employee Satisfaction, Mental Health, Leadership Skills

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


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

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