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Will Technology Replace People?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Sep 7, 2020

It’s Labor Day 2020.

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Topics: People, People Decisions, Execution, Work Environment, Technology

FAQ’s - How Answering Others’ Questions Benefits You!

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Aug 31, 2020

You’ve probably heard this before when you’ve been called up to achieve change in your company, create an innovation or working on a project of some magnitude, “Why didn’t we think of that to begin with?” Or, “Where was this question when we started this project?”

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Topics: Execution, Innovation Process, Better communication, Think Like Amazon, Managing Dependencies

Decision - Achieve Accountability

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

Have you ever worried if your people are productive?

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Topics: Accountability, employee performance, Execution, Job Summary Scorecard, Performance Management

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

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

DO LESS, THEN OBSESS – HOW TO BE GREAT AT WORK

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Oct 15, 2018

Have you ever wondered why you have to work long hours and others go home on time or early?

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Topics: employee performance, performance, Execution, Morten Hansen, Great At Work, Work Smart, Do Less, Then Obsess

Strategy: Playing to Win Step 5 - Management Systems

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Sep 24, 2018

Step 5, Management Systems: What Systems Are Required, is the most neglected of the 5 steps to a Winning Strategy.

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Topics: strategy, Execution, strategy decisions, Playing To Win, Managment Systems

Prediction is NOT  Decision-Making – Avi Goldfarb - New Orleans ScaleUp Summit

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jun 4, 2018

What is AI? How can your business take advantage of AI to be more efficient and productive?

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Topics: Execution, Prediction, ScaleUp Summit Learning, ScaleUp Summit New Orleans 2018, Artificial Intenlligence (AI)

Tom Peters Is Angry!  New Orleans ScaleUp Summit

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 28, 2018

Much like the handouts Tom Peters provided in the program for the New Orleans ScaleUp Summit, Peters message was a rambling journey, punctuated by outbursts of emphatic annoyance, indignation, exasperation, outrage, and passion.  At the heart of his message is Execution Excellence.

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Topics: People, Execution, Education & Training, ScaleUp Summit Learning, Growing Your People, ScaleUp Summit New Orleans 2018, Tom Peters, The Excellence Dividend

Repeat, Repeat, Repeat – Your Strategy and One Thing

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 14, 2018

In business after business, front line employees, don’t know the company’s strategy. 

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Topics: Bringing Out the Best In People, People, consistently execute, Alignment, Execution, Strategy Decision

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The Strategic Discipline Blog focuses on midsize business owners with a ravenous appetite to improve his or her leadership skills and business results.

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