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Does Your Business Measure What Matters?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Dec 10, 2018

“Ideas are easy. Execution is everything.” ~ John Doerr, Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs

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Topics: measurement, OKR - Objectives and Key Results, Measure What Matters, John Doerr, Achieve Execution Excellence

Is There A Corollary to Pearson’s Law?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Oct 5, 2017

One of the most enlightened, yet subtle lessons a business can learn is Pearson’s Law:

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Topics: employee performance, Business Dashboards, Pearson's Law, measurement, Performance Management, Individual Plan, Individual Dashboard

Pearson’s Law Critical to Your Organization’s Health

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Sep 7, 2017

My experience in business coaching for the last 18 years teaches me the fundamental need for your business to balance objectivity and subjectivity.  In Gazelles Scaling Up we call this the balance between Productivity/Process and Relationships/People.

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Topics: Patrick Lencioni, Pearson's Law, measurement, Organizational Health, Two Drivers, People and Process, Relationships and Productivity

Why Your People Say, “You Can’t Measure What I Do”

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Sep 4, 2017

I’m on vacation this week so I’m republishing a couple of blogs I feel have the greatest value and interest.  This particular blog is on measurement and is based on a chapter in one of my favorite authors and books, Aubrey Daniels’ Bringing Out the Best in People.

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Topics: Bringing Out the Best In People, People, Aubrey Daniels, positive reinforcement, measurement, People Development

What’s My Daily Measure? Dougy Fresh

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Dec 19, 2016

Every day, every week, every month, every year, your people either feel defeated, excited, or undistinguished about their performance.

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Topics: employee performance, measurement, Rockefeller Habits Checklist, Execution, Profit

Amazon’s Culture Flaws?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Is it possible to balance high performance in the workplace with a culture that provides personal liberty, freedom and work-life balance?

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Topics: employee engagement, employee performance, People, metrics, measurement, How the Mighty Fall,

Don’t Give Me That Crap!

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Tue, Jun 3, 2014

Today I wanted to get your attention.

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Topics: Business Growth, Patrick Lencioni, measurement

Should you Measure or Estimate for Decision-Making?

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

You and probably many business owners are virtually swimming in waves of data.  Advances in technology and the Internet have made it easy to collect data on almost any subject and allow you, if willing, to collect measurements on any part of your business.

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, Decision-Making, E-Myth, Pearsons Law, metrics, measurement

Last Friday of the Month – How’s Your Dashboard Looking?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Fri, Jan 25, 2013

2013’s begun and we are already to the last Friday of the month of January!

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, Business Dashboards, Business Scorecards, lagging indicators, key performance indicators, measurement, Stockdale Paradox

Four Decisions – Measuring Your Execution

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Feb 6, 2012

Growth companies need to get Four Decision right in order to achieve success.  These Four Decisions are People, Strategy, Execution and Cash. Depending on the severity of your challenges in these four decision areas, you will ultimately need to choose one of these four decisions as your One Thing for the year and quarterly priorities.   We’ve covered the outcome for getting People and Strategy right in your organization in previous blogs. 

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Topics: measurement, Rockefeller Habits Checklist, consistently execute, Execution

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