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Get Your Employees to Think and Act Like Owners

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Mar 4, 2024

How many of you wish your employees would act like owners?

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Topics: employee engagement, employee performance, How to Motivate Employees, Scaling Up Verne Harnish, Great Game of Business, Employee Ownership, Employee Learning, Metronomics

The Coach Cascade System - The “M” Game

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Nov 27, 2023

In Part 3 of The “M” Game Shannon Susko focuses on Results.

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Topics: Metronomics, Shannon Byrne Susko, The "M" Game, Milo's Tea, The Coach Cascade System, Patricia Wallwork

The “M” Game – Hard Systems: Cash System

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Nov 13, 2023

“Growth Sucks Cash!”

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Topics: Cash, Your Cash Flow Story, Cash Decisions, Metronomics, The "M" Game, Metronomics Hard Systems, The Cash System

The “M” Game – Hard Systems: Execution System

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Nov 6, 2023

This blog was created by Execution. Strategic Discipline originated from Verne Harnish's principles provided initially in Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, and then Scaling Up. In The “M” Game Shannon points out these principles were also included in Jim Collins’ Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0 and Jack Stack’s Great Game of Business.

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, meeting rhythms, Business Priorities, priorities, metrics, Execution, Metronomics, Shannon Byrne Susko, The "M" Game

The “M” Game - Open Playing Field

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Sep 25, 2023

In The “M” Game, Shannon Susko shares three things winning teams have in common: a playbook, a scoreboard, and a coach. Whether sports or business, there’s a framework these wildly successful companies follow.

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Topics: 3HAG WAY, Metronomics, Winning Team, Open Playing Field, The "M" Game, Winning Teams Share Three Things, Metronomics Repeatable Playbook

Hope is a Beggar

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Oct 3, 2022

Hope is a beggar. Jim Carrey’s Quote is appropriate. It clarifies the difference between Hope and Faith. In the dictionary, Hope is the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best or a particular instance of this feeling.

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Topics: Strategic Planning, AML, Strategy - How, 3HAG WAY, Metronomics

Belief - The Power of Support

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jul 25, 2022

You’ve probably met people with so much confidence it’s bubbling out of them.

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Topics: business coaching, support, Coaching, Scale Up Coaching, 3HAG WAY, Metronomics

All Great Teams Have 3 Things in Common

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jun 13, 2022

How do great teams come together and win?

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Topics: Patrick Lencioni, 3HAG WAY, Metronomics, Shannon Byrne Susko, Great Teams

The Fuel for High Performing Teams

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jun 6, 2022

Growth is never a straight line to your BIG HAIRY AUDACIOUS GOAL or your 3HAG. It looks more like this picture Shannon Byrne Susko shared two weeks ago at our Metronomics Coaches Conference in San Diego.

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Topics: Culture, 3HAG WAY, Growth Framework, Cultural System, Cohesive System, Human System, Metronomics

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