Small Business | Coaching | Consulting | Positioning Systems | with |Doug Wick

Strategic Discipline Blog

Differentiation – Does It Require Being the Best?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Feb 22, 2021

The contractor did remodels. He worked in the Chicago Suburbs and had a thriving business. The systems he’d developed built consistency and predictability. His team knew how to do their jobs, by following his precise systems. His firm had the area’s best reputation.

Read More

Topics: Differentiation, One Phrase Strategy, Strategy Decision, Differentiation Strategy, Competitive Strategy, Key Attribution Framework, 3HAG WAY

Discovering Your Hedgehog Concept – Your Move To Greatness?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Feb 4, 2019

Many consider Good to Great by Jim Collins the seminal book for creating a great business.

Read More

Topics: Good to Great, Jim Collins, Hedgehog Concept, One Phrase Strategy, Strategic Advisory Council

Understand Your Core - The Founders Mentality – Chris Zook – Scale Up San Antonio Summit

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jun 26, 2017

What's your Core?

Read More

Topics: One Phrase Strategy, Scale Up Summit San Antonio, The Founders Mentality, Strategy Decision, Chris Zook

Is Your Strategy a Wine Glass or a Plastic Cup? Orlando Growth Summit

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Wed, Oct 20, 2010

Verne Harnish’s focus on the first day of the Growth Summit Strategy provided some insightful ideas about strategy.   Here’s the one that I thought was most thought provoking.  Is your strategy a plastic cup or a fine wine glass?  This question asks you to make a gut reaction to your strategy.  That’s a good way to say do you feel solid about it or not?  If you tapped your glass with a spoon would it get knocked over or would it hold up and ring true?

Read More

Topics: strategy, Brand Promise, X Factor, One Phrase Strategy

Challenges of Scaling Up a Business 







New Call-to-action


New Call-to-action


New Call-to-action

Subscribe to Email Updates

Click below to Schedule a Free 30 Minute Discovery Appointment NOW: 

Positioning Systems Brand Promise

1. Priorities: Determine your #1 Priority. Achieve measurable progress in 90 days.

2. Metrics: Develop measurable Key Performance Indicators. 

3. Meetings: Establish effective meeting rhythms. (Cadence of Accountability)  Compounding the value of your priority and metrics. 

(BRAND PROMISE GUARANTEE): We will refund all compensation if our disciplined coaching and proprietary tools fail to meet your expectations.

Certified Gazelles Coach

Doug Wick, President

Positioning Systems


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

Our 3 disciplines include:

- Priorities
- Metrics
- Meeting Rhythms

Latest Posts

Browse by Tag

see all