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Pay No Attention to That Man Behind the Curtain - Authenticity

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 24, 2017

Every business I work within my coaching practice has a weakness. Often, it’s more than just one.  One or more of these weaknesses limits the businesses’ growth.

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Topics: Decision-Making, leadership, Level 5 Leadership, How the Mighty Fall,, Effective Leadership

Amazon’s Culture Flaws?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Is it possible to balance high performance in the workplace with a culture that provides personal liberty, freedom and work-life balance?

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Topics: employee engagement, employee performance, People, metrics, measurement, How the Mighty Fall,

Is Failing an Inside or Outside Job? – The Case for Culture

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jul 13, 2015

Failure is always an inside job.

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Topics: Jim Collins, Businesss Disciplines, Business Culture, Business Failure, How the Mighty Fall,

Jim Collins 12 Questions - Take Your Company from Good to Great # 6-9

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 6, 2015

Have you wanted to move your company from Good to Great?  Jim Collins offered 12 Questions to help you do exactly that at the recent Australian Growth Summit. 

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Topics: Good to Great, Great by Choice, 10Xers, Fire bullets then Cannonballs, Productive Paranoia, Jim Collins 12 Questions, Clock Building, Return on Luck, How the Mighty Fall,

Leadership Dominance

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Apr 18, 2013

What inhibits you from speaking out?

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Topics: collective intelligence, leadership, Leadership Team, How the Mighty Fall,

Three Tools to Define Your Leadership Team

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Fri, Nov 16, 2012

Who should your leadership team be made up of?  This depends on the size of your company.  Your leadership team that attends daily huddles, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual planning meetings should be the people that have the greatest impact on your business, and provide critical data and influence on your customers and employees.  Regardless the size of your company your leadership team shouldn’t exceed ten in number.  Beyond this it gets a bit unyielding. 

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Topics: Work Process Flow Charts, Annual Plan, Pearsons Law, Jim Collins, key performance indicators, Leadership Team, How the Mighty Fall,

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,

Key Seats Discipline for People

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Jun 9, 2011

Over the past week I’ve had the good fortune of working with a beverage distributor in my area.  We’ve broken up the Two Day Rockefeller Habits Workshop into four half day sessions.  In our first half day we defined their organizational structure to identify the key seats in their organization, where, if any, there are multiple people in key seats and where are their empty key seats.  At the same time I’ve been reviewing Jim Collins’ How the Mighty Fall.  It’s reminded me of Collins emphasis from the Dallas Growth Summit Your Company Key Indicator for People - Corrections.

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Topics: Accountability, People, Jim Collins, Two Day Rockefeller Habits Workshop, key seats, How the Mighty Fall,

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