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Are You Outthinking Your Competition?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jan 16, 2017

If you’re the CEO, President, or an business executive team member, the following two quotes should strike fear or at the very least alert you to the critical need for your company to change and innovate to meet the 21st Century’s dynamic environment.

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Topics: strategy, pattern recognition, strategy decisions, OUTTHINK THE COMPETITION

Why Meeting Rhythms are a Critical Strategic Discipline

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 27, 2015

Why Doug?  Why should we do daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual meetings?

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Topics: weekly meetings, Business Growth, Balanced Priorities, meeting rhythms, Business Dashboards, pattern recognition, Radical Change, Radical Stability

Exploit Change with Strategic Discipline

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 2, 2011

Due to changing technology, economic pressures, and evolving demographics, Multipliers’’ Co-Author Greg McKeown sees significant changes ahead for business in their organizational strategy and management of employees.  We outlined some of these in the previous two blogs, manager’s role defined and Change Ahead.

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Topics: collective intelligence, Strategic Discipline, change, meeting rhythms, Multipliers, pattern recognition

Winter's Lesson on Customer & Employee Feedback

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Feb 3, 2011

Ten to twelve inches or more of snow fell throughout the Midwest yesterday.  As I pulled and pulled on my snow blower to get it restarted I was reminded of the importance of customer and employee feedback which is a staple of our weekly meeting rhythms.  Had I paid attention to my own discovery during the last snow fall I wouldn’t have been stuck having to remove a foot of snow from more than half my driveway and sidewalk yesterday morning.  Why hadn’t I paid heed when my snow blower stopped several times when I last used it?

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Topics: Customer Feedback, Employee Feedback, weekly meetings, meeting rhythms, pattern recognition

Pattern Recognition – Meeting Rhythm Discipline

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Fri, Aug 6, 2010

The Pace of Change is requiring you and your staff to maintain a constant awareness of the marketplace.  It is necessary to have your antennae attuned to every opportunity. 

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, meeting rhythms, pattern recognition, Pace of Change

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