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Success at Humanocracy - Michelin

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Nov 23, 2020

Can your people solve their own problems? (Can they solve them better than YOU?)

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Topics: human behavior, human behavior performance, Human Potential, Humanocracy

Humanocracy Example – Michelin Inspired to do Your Best

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Nov 16, 2020

There are times we need someone to believe in us, to see beyond ourselves, to recognize our strengths, our purpose, to challenge us to greatness.

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Topics: human behavior, human behavior performance, Human Potential, Humanocracy, The Flight of the Buffalo, Ralph Stayer

Lie #9: Leadership is a Thing

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 12, 2019

We should know this.  Leadership is not a thing. 

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Topics: human behavior, human behavior performance, People Development, Nine Lies About Work, EXCELLENCE IS IDIOSYNCRATIC, Responsibility

Lie #7 - People Have Potential

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jul 29, 2019

“There is no such thing as having potential. Or rather, there is, but it doesn’t mean anything.”

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Topics: employee performance, human behavior, human behavior performance, Performance Management, Human Potential, People Development, Nine Lies About Work

Belief Is the Solution - Ari Weinzweig – Dallas Growth Summit

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Oct 31, 2016

Have you ever tried to drink from a firehose?  Probably not.

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Topics: People, Growth Summit, human behavior, Execution, Dalllas Growth Summit, Human Potential

Raise Your Team’s Sense of Self-Worth

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 10, 2015

A 14 hour travel day can get pretty boring even if you sprinkle in the occasional joke, predictable encounter with rude motorist, and share it with family members.  This past week I traveled to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to scratch off an item from my bucket list: Gettysburg Battlefield.  On the way there I unleashed a practice on my two sons I’d learned in Dale Carnegie training many years back. It is absolutely guaranteed to raise the self-esteem of the people who participate. 

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Topics: Employee Recognition, People, People/Relationship Drivers, human behavior, human behavior performance, superior human relations

To Improve Your Relationships Improve This

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Dec 11, 2014

Have you ever been around a person in love?  Women especially can intuitively feel when someone is in love.  People in love seem to get along with everyone. They’re happy, cheerful, even charming.

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Topics: employee engagement, employee performance, People, human behavior, Relationship Drivers, human behavior performance, superior human relations, Law of Indirect Action, Psychology of Achievement, Brian Tracy

Positive Reinforcement – Focus Praise on Behaviors

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jul 7, 2014

On my laptop that I frequently take to client meetings is a picture of my family including my wife, Michelle.  Occasionally I get compliments on how attractive she and my family is.  I often relay this to her and I frequently tell her how attractive she is.

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Topics: Employee Feedback, Employee Recognition, employee performance, People, positive reinforcement, best practices of growth companies, human behavior, How to Motivate Employees, human behavior performance

Make A Choice – Motivation Moment

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, May 1, 2014

You may have heard the story on how trainers get an elephant to remain tied to a stake.   Even though an elephant has enough strength to easily remove the stake, due to the training received when they are young they’re unable to realize they can get free.  View the video on the right for the full story.

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, Business Growth, Decision-Making, human behavior, Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and W, habits, routine

Human Behavior – One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Aug 8, 2013

Each of us is different.  We are not all motivated by the same thing.  It’s a lesson that Aubrey Daniels consistently reinforces in Bringing Out the Best in People.  It’s the reason managing people is so challenging.  It requires thoughtful observation, persistent communication and enduring energy to discover and maintain relationships that support and encourage your people to be their best each day.

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Topics: Bringing Out the Best In People, employee performance, positive reinforcement, human behavior

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