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Humble, Hungry, and Smart - Core Values Considerations

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 1, 2016

Do you hire, evaluate, and release people in your organization based on your Core Values?

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Topics: Core Values, People, People Decisions, Patrick Lencioni, Jim Collins, strategy, Mission to Mars, The Ideal Team Player

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,

Without a (Core) Purpose Any Problem is Too Big

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

“Without a purpose any problem is too big.” Ernest C. Wilson, The Week that Changed the World.

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, Core Purpose, Built to Last, Jim Collins, Michelle Wick

From Good to Great - Collins 12 Questions – #10-12

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Apr 9, 2015

How can your company go from Good to Great?  We’ve been exploring this through 12 questions Jim Collins offered his Australian business owners and Growth Summit attendees at Melbourne this February.

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Topics: Good to Great, Jim Collins, BHAG, 12 Questions, Stop Doing List

Take Your Company from Good to Great – Jim Collins 12 Questions: #3-5

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Apr 2, 2015

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Topics: Good to Great, Business Growth, Jim Collins, Hedgehog Concept, Stockdale Paradox, 20 Mile March

12 QUESTIONS to Take You From Good To Great - #1 & 2

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Mar 30, 2015

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Topics: Discipline, Good to Great, Strategic Discipline, 10Xers, Jim Collins, Level 5 Leadership, FACe exercise: Functional Accountability Exercise

Discipline to Prepare Provides Super Bowl Winning Play

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Feb 5, 2015

The opportunity to discuss the nature of preparation and the importance it played in the recent Super Bowl preceded the plan to provide you with the remaining tools for People resources from Rockefeller Habits 4 Decisions.  We’ll provide the remainder of these People tools in next Monday’s blog.

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Topics: planning, Annual Plan, Built to Last, Jim Collins, Execution, preparation

Derek Jeter’s Success Habits & Routines

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Oct 9, 2014

In Tom Verducci’s September 29th article Exit Stage Center on Derek Jeter he provided a number of references to developing habits and routines, along with leadership that in case you missed the article I thought I’d share with you.

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Topics: Good to Great, Jim Collins, habits, routine, Derek Jeter

Less is More – The Power of Focus: Essentialism

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Jul 17, 2014

Have you ever had someone tell you to slow down? 

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Topics: less is more, Jim Collins, Multipliers

Does the System or Talent Contribute More to Business Growth?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Jul 10, 2014

What’s more important, having a great system or talent? 

Does choosing systems fly in the face of Jim Collins, “First Who than What” principle from Good To Great

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Topics: Good to Great, Business Growth, People, Jim Collins, Business System

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