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Four Decisions – Strategy

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Feb 2, 2012

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Topics: One Page Strategic Plan, Four Decisions, strategy

Four Decisions – People

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jan 30, 2012

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Topics: employee engagement, Core Values, People, Core Purpose, Four Decisions, BHAG

Four Decisions You Must Get Right to Achieve Growth

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jan 23, 2012

Last week I began work with a new client presenting a shortened version of the Two Day Rockefeller Habits Workshop.  It occurred to me that many business owners and managers are unclear where they need to focus their attention to achieve results for their business. 

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Topics: One Thing, Four Decisions, Two Day Rockefeller Habits Workshop, Alignment

Missing Element in Annual Planning

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Dec 5, 2011

In 2012: Planning or Strategy we discussed the distinction between planning and strategy.  While many companies struggle to execute their plans, the reality is most companies fail not due to execution, rather due to poor decisions

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Topics: One Thing, Annual Plan, Four Decisions, strategy, Strategic Planning

Strategic Discipline Inspiring the Team Video

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Oct 31, 2011

At the Growth Summit in Phoenix Gazelles created a fun video I’d like to invite you to view.  It’s a fun presentation of what many company’s face in terms of planning and detachment.  How do you conquer both?  If your business is struggling to execute on your annual and quarterly plans, Strategic Discipline through a steady dose of the Rockefeller Habits tools is Positioning Systems’ recipe for success.   

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Topics: quarterly meetings, Strategic Discipline, Annual Plan, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, Four Decisions, Execution

Recession Question – Annual Planning Reminder

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Fri, Oct 21, 2011

Monday’s blog will continue insight from Jim Collins “Great by Choice.”  One of my clients and partner provider wrote a blog that provides insight into the current economy that I thought my readers would find interesting.  Read his short blog Ray Dalio says this is no recession
Dalio runs the biggest hedge fun and has received a better return on his investments than Warren Buffet.  You can read more on Dalio in this Wall Street Journal article Ray Dalio Down on Europe, High on Fed.  If you read it I’d be interested in your perspective on his views on the economy.  Please provide a comment on my blog.

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Topics: Annual Plan, Four Decisions, Growth Summit

Decision Paralysis – The Power of One Thing

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Wed, Mar 9, 2011

Suppose you or one of your parents suffers from chronic hip pain caused by arthritis.  Drugs to treat the pain no longer provide relief.  The option becomes hip replacement surgery, invasive surgery that requires slicing open the thigh, wrenching the bone out of the socket, sawing off the arthritic end and replacing it with an implant.  In addition recovery from this surgery is long and painful. 

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Topics: Decision Paralysis, One Thing, Switch, Four Decisions

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