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The Daily Double – Two Daily Huddles Better Than One?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Mar 31, 2014

If doing something once a day is good for business, does doing it twice double the impact? 

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Topics: Discipline, Strategic Discipline, Best Business Practices, Leadership Team, daily huddle


Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Mar 27, 2014

When Jack Welsh was at GE he had a philosophy to have less people, paid more with a lower total wage cost. 

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Topics: Business Growth, Leadership Training, leadership, Multipliers, productivity, Leadership Team

Free Training & Education Opportunity

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Fri, Feb 14, 2014

“Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody ever does anything about it,“ is a quote attributed to Mark Twain.

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Topics: Training, Leadership Training, training and education, Education & Training, Leadership Team

What’s Does Effective Delegation Look Like?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Dec 16, 2013

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Topics: Business Growth, leadership, manager, Leadership Team, effective delegation

The Number Two Function of Leadership

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Wed, Dec 11, 2013

Monday I spent 8+ hours with one of my clients working on strategic and annual planning for 2014.  I purposely say strategy and planning because they are two separate elements to work on. 

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Topics: leadership, Compounding, Leadership Team, effective delegation

The Number One Function of Leadership

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Wed, Dec 4, 2013

What’s the number one function of a leader?  It’s the ability to predict. 

The fundamental journey of a growing business is to create a predictable engine for generating wealth as it creates products and services that satisfy customer needs and creates an environment that attracts tip talent.” Verne Harnish, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits

Unless a company has the ability to determine where it is today and project where its’ going to be this week, this month, this quarter, and this year, it’s not on a trajectory for growth.  It might not even be on track for survival.  A favorite quote of mine is, "When you’re green you grow, when you’re rip you rot!"

Ultimately the reason for imposing structure and instituting systems is to achieve predictability.

This is why Strategic Discipline is such a critical piece to success.

Determine your priorities. Create and monitor metrics. Develop Meeting Rhythms to build a Cadence of Accountability

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, planning, Annual Plan, leadership, strategy, Leadership Team

Three Barriers to Business Growth - #1 People

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

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Topics: People, leadership, Barriers to Business Growth, Leadership Team, . The two most important attributes of effective

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,

The Shadow of Leadership

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jan 14, 2013

Recently I had the opportunity to hear a group of team members extoll the leadership characteristics of one my clients through their Core Values review (discussed in this blog) Several of the team recognized his integrity, straightforwardness and absolute commitment to excellence.  The messages were sincere, heartfelt and real.  It was apparent they have great respect, reverence, and dedication to their leader.

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Topics: Business Growth, Five Dysfunctions of a Team, leadership, Level 5 Leadership, Leadership Team, Strength Based Leadership

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,

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The Strategic Discipline Blog focuses on midsize business owners with a ravenous appetite to improve his or her leadership skills and business results.

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