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Questions - What to Ask the Person in the Mirror

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jun 10, 2024

Successful business leaders seldom have all the answers. That’s the lesson from What to Ask the Person in the Mirror: Critical Questions for Becoming a More Effective Leader and Reaching Your Potential, by Harvard Professor Robert Steven Kaplan.

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Topics: leadership, questions, CEO Leadership Focus, What to Ask the Person in the Mirror

Team of Rivals – Lincoln’s Leadership Genius

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 20, 2024

History has long been one of my favorite subjects, and between my business reading, I interject historical books including biographies of great leaders.

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Topics: leadership, Effective Leadership, Mastering Leadership, Great Leadership, Team of Rivals, Leadership Character Traits, Abraham Lincoln Leadership Genius

Arlene Dickinson – Four Messages Leaders Need to Share With Their Team - Metronome’s Tip Top Summit 2023

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jul 10, 2023

“Learn the lesson in the moment!”

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Topics: leadership, leadership commitment, Leaders Are Learners, Metronome's Tip Top Business Growth Summit 2023

Inspired Leadership - Contagious Emotions

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Feb 20, 2023

Five-plus years ago I was introduced to the Drama Triangle at our Scaling Up Growth Summits in Dallas. Follow this link and you’ll discover insights into why you behave as you do, why your employees behave as they do, and most importantly how to adjust to produce a better outcome by using an Outcome Orientation versus a Problem Orientation.

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Topics: leadership, Effective Leadership, Leadership Core Behavior, Contagious Emotions

The Peter Principle Is Bull

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 18, 2022

Are people promoted to their highest level of incompetence?

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Topics: Leadership Training, leadership, Effective Leadership, Mastering Leadership, Leadership Circle Profile, Scaling Leadership

Monty Moran’s People, Leadership, and Priority Lessons

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Mar 8, 2021

Verne Harnish hosted another virtual Summit with 3 speakers (click the link to watch the replay) on Wednesday, February 24th.

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Topics: People, People/Relationship Drivers, leadership, priority, Effective Leadership, Chipotle, Vulnerability, Monty Moran, Love is Free. Gauc is Extra

Circuit City’s Lessons (Good To Great To Gone)

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jul 6, 2020

What’s made your business successful?

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Topics: leadership, Build up to Breakthrough Flywheel, Effective Leadership, Flywheel, Coronavirus, Flywheel Extension, Good to Great to Gone, Circuit City, COVID19

The Leaders Role – Mercenary or Mission Driven?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jun 29, 2020

During challenging times you discover a lot about yourself and the people you work with.

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Topics: People, People Decisions, leadership, Purpose, Effective Leadership, Leadership Decisions, Coronavirus, COVID19

Leadership – What’s Your Motive?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 6, 2020

Patrick Lencioni’s, feels he should have written his new book, The Motive, first.  He almost decided not to write it because one of the leaders he admires most, Alan Mullaly, disagreed with him on leadership involves suffering.

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Topics: leadership, Patrick Lencioni, leadership commitment, Purpose, Effective Leadership, Leadership Core Behavior, The Motive

Responsible Leadership

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Oct 28, 2019

As a leader and/or manager, how responsible are you?

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Topics: Leadership Training, leadership, manager, Performance Management, Attitude, Responsibility, Why Employees Leave

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