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What Does Fanatic Discipline Look Like?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 8, 2013

How can you describe Fanatic Discipline?  It might be through the example Jim Collins provides in Good to Great and I offered in one of my newsletters Rinse Cottage Cheese – Advance or Retreat on Discipline.

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Topics: Great by Choice, fanatic discipline, SMaC Recipe

Rewards of Fanatic Discipline

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Wed, Apr 3, 2013

Take a look at the picture on the right.  It’s a slide we share in our Four Decisions, public and private, one and two day Rockefeller Habits Workshops.  Infrequently people question these results.  They can’t believe these ratios and improvements are possible. 

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Topics: Business Growth, Great by Choice, fanatic discipline, Southwest Airlines

The Discipline Challenge – Rockefeller Habits Checklist

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 1, 2013

What’s the problem with discipline? Repeatedly in this blog and in the works of Jim Collins in Good to Great, Great by Choice, How the Mighty Fal, Patrick Lencioni’s The Advantage, The Four Disciplines of Execution, and many other best practice and top thought leadership books we hear the principles of discipline continuously cited as critical to reaching success.

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Topics: Discipline, Great by Choice, Businesss Disciplines, Rockefeller Habits Checklist, Alan Rudy

The 20 Mile March Discipline – Great by Choice

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Mar 28, 2013

Why all this focus on Great by Choice?

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, Great by Choice, 10Xers, fanatic discipline, SMaC, 20 Mile March

Have You Defined What Not To Do – Great by Choice SMaC Recipe

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Mar 25, 2013

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Topics: Great by Choice, 10Xers, fanatic discipline, SMaC Recipe, less is more, SMaC, Southwest Airlines

Discipline - Steve Job’s First Step to Remake Apple

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Mar 21, 2013

The greatest marketer and innovator on the planet returns to his former company, Apple, and what is his first step?  In Great by Choice, Jim Collins uses Apple as one of the comparison companies.  His research looked at 1972-2002, and Steve Jobs didn’t return to Apple until 1997. But consider Jobs’ first move:

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Topics: Discipline, Great by Choice, Discipline Plan, best practices of growth companies, Best Business Practices, Rockefeller Habits Checklist, Steve Jobs

How Do You Make Good Decisions?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Sun, Aug 5, 2012

As a Senior E-Myth Consultant for nearly ten years we had a specific process labeled “Special Decision Techniques” that we were able to provide for our clients to help them in decision making.  This process noted four factors that make business decisions difficult:

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Topics: Decision Paralysis, Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Great by Choice, Jim Collins, The Right People, How the Mighty Fall,

Transforming Discipline: Detachment – PHX Growth Summit

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

In Leadership Discipline – Emotional Intelligence I promised to provide you with four of the eight traits of transforming companies that Todd KleinBuilt to Change” author presented.  Instead here’s one of the four – Detachment.  Detachment is characterized as:  Companies that embrace the value of periodically doing absolutely nothing are more transformative than their constantly action oriented counterparts.   It’s what we call proactively inactive:  these companies stop, measure, plan, and retool with greater frequency, regularity and purpose.

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Topics: Great by Choice, Growth Summit, Think Week

Jim Collins' New Book “Great By Choice” Supports Strategic Discipline

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Tue, Oct 18, 2011

At Positioning Systems and Gazelles you know by now that we’re big fans of Jim Collins books Good to Great, Built to Last, and How the Mighty Fall.  When Collins new book, Great by Choice arrived last week I just had to pick it up.  If you receive Verne Harnish’s weekly newsletter you know that he’s reading it as well. 

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Topics: Discipline, Good to Great, Strategic Discipline, Great by Choice, Jim Collins

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