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All Aboard! Align Your Team – Theme Kickoff

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 19, 2014

A recent Inc. Magazine survey revealed 92% of CEOs believe their leadership teams agrees with and can communicate their strategy.  

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Topics: quarterly meetings, themes, Business Culture, Page Strategic Plan

Quarterly Priorities – Implementing Your Plans

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Apr 15, 2010

Your long term goals for your business won't be achieved unless you break them down into individual accountabilities and priorities.  As Peter Drucker pointed out, "Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work."

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Topics: Top Priority, Discipline Plan, One Page Strategic Plan, priorities, Strategic Planning, Page Strategic Plan

Strategic Planning – Great Strategy Isn’t Enough

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Fri, Apr 2, 2010

Before moving to your One Year Plan it's important to understand that developing your strategy isn't enough.  Getting your executive team together to postulate, plan, brainstorm and discover your 3-5 year plan and then determine your key thrusts and capabilities isn't nearly enough to move the needle on your business.

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Topics: Accountability, Strategic Discipline, Discipline Plan, priorities, Strategic Planning, 3-5 year plan, Page Strategic Plan

Your 3-5 Year Plan – One Page Strategic Plan

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Tue, Mar 30, 2010

In Mastering the Rockefeller Habits Verne Harnish states that to become and remain competitive your company needs three things:

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Topics: Core Values, Discipline Plan, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, Jim Collins, Business Vision, Strategic Planning, BHAG, 3-5 year plan, Core Competencies, Promise, Page Strategic Plan


Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 4, 2008

Answer for me today what is your #1 priority? Do you know it? Did you have to think about it, or did you just finish working on it? 

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Topics: Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, Page Strategic Plan

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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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