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Exit Interview – 3 Steps

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Sep 5, 2022

Exit Interviews.

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Topics: People, People Decisions, manager, People Development, People and Process, Exit Interviews

Raise the Bar – Methods & Ideas to Improve Employee Engagement

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Feb 10, 2020

Most employee engagement programs haven’t worked.

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Topics: employee engagement, employee performance, manager, Managment Systems, Boss vs. Coach

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

Leader or Manager

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 8, 2016

As an E-Myth Senior Business Coach for ten years I used the E-Myth resources and tools to help my small business customers apply the systems concept to build their business.

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Topics: leadership, manager, Business Vision, E-Myth Revisited, Vision, Performance Management

Changing the Role of Manager

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Wed, May 25, 2016

One of the highlights of attending the Growth Summit for me as a coach is the day or two before the Summit when almost 200 Gazelles coaches meet to learn practices and sharpen our crafts. Monday we received a personal audience with Verne Harnish, the author of Scaling Up and Mastering the Rockefeller Habits.

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Topics: People, manager, Growth Summit, Scaling Up Verne Harnish

Finding People to Lead & Manage

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Apr 24, 2014

If you’ve found it challenging to find effective managers you’re not alone.  Recent research by Gallup points to a number of glaring issues that may make you feel better about your management hiring success rate. 

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Topics: employee engagement, Business Growth, manager, training and education

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

Manager’s Role Redefined

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Apr 21, 2011

We’ve all met people who bring their enthusiasm and passion to work with them.  Greg McKeown who co authored the book Multipliers with Liz Wiseman is one of those people.   It reminded me of the significant difference that we need to be aware of in our organizations: are our people fueled with enthusiasm and passion for what it is your business does for your customers?  A good question to develop a subsequent blog around.  
Greg’s passion surrounds his pursuit of a question that’s driven him even before writing and contributing to Multipliers, “How can we access more of the intelligence and capability already inherent in people everywhere?”

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Topics: Accountability, employee performance, manager, Multipliers

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