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The “M” Game – Hard Systems: Execution System

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Nov 6, 2023

This blog was created by Execution. Strategic Discipline originated from Verne Harnish's principles provided initially in Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, and then Scaling Up. In The “M” Game Shannon points out these principles were also included in Jim Collins’ Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0 and Jack Stack’s Great Game of Business.

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, meeting rhythms, Business Priorities, priorities, metrics, Execution, Metronomics, Shannon Byrne Susko, The "M" Game

Execution – Why it’s the Same as Strategy

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Dec 26, 2022

In A New Way to Think: Your Guide to Superior Management EffectivenessRoger Martin believes execution is the same as strategy.

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Topics: Execution, strategy decisions, Strategy Decision, Strategy - How, Winning Strategy, Execution What it's the Same As Strategy, Roger Martin, A New Way to Think

Develop a Culture of Discipline - After-Action Reviews

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jul 5, 2021

What’s your culture like?

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Topics: People, Training, Culture of Discipline, Jim Collins, performance, Execution, human behavior performance, Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0, After-Action Reviews

Five Conditions Under Which Your People Will Execute Well!

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jun 21, 2021

Jim Collins and Bill Lazier in Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0: Turning Your Business into an Enduring Great Company have some news for you.

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Topics: People, Jim Collins, Execution, People and Process, Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0, Tactical Excellence, Vision & Purpose

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


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

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