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Organizational Health Meets Pearson’s Law

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Jun 21, 2012

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, Accountability, Strategic Discipline, Pearsons Law, Organizational Health, The Advantage

Measuring Results is Just the First Step in Pearson’s Law

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Tue, Jun 19, 2012

Last week I received a comment on my Pearson’s Law blog from Tomas, “Sounds simple yet very effective in any area where you want improvement.  I've been implementing this law for the last year and a half in many ways and I can say it works exceptionally well. Performance accelerates every time.”

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, leading indicators, Pearsons Law, performance

Priorities Require Metrics

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Dec 12, 2011

If you want to improve something what should you do?  First make it a priority, then begin measuring it.  One of my clients and I share a goal to improve our lead generation activities.  We‘ve been talking about improving performance for months and recently decided in order to improve our behavior we need to make this intention a priority.  Establishing the priority came first.  Then we had to decide to measure it and finally put accountability in place. 

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Topics: priority, Business Dashboards, Pearsons Law, performance

Bob Parsons - Learning Is a Competitive Advantage – Phx Growth Summit

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Tue, Oct 25, 2011

The first day of the Fortune Gazelles Growth Summit is an avalanche of information.  I’ve already collected 18 pages of notes containing many incredible insightful ideas for you to apply to your business. 

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Topics: Pearsons Law, Growth Summit. Learning, competitive advantage

Run an Effective Weekly Meeting

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 15, 2011

Do we really need another weekly meeting?

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Topics: Accountability, weekly meetings, priorities, Pearsons Law, metrics

Metrics Need Positive Reinforcement

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jul 11, 2011

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Topics: Bringing Out the Best In People, positive reinforcement, Pearsons Law, metrics

The Key to Improvement – Marshall Goldsmith Houston Growth Summit

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Jun 2, 2011

Whether you’re a business person considering hiring a coach or concerned whether your employees will respond to your coaching there’s just one major factor that determines success.  The biggest challenge Marshall Goldsmith noted is selection.  If they don’t care or you don’t care don’t waste your time.  As a coach or a business owner you can’t change those who don’t want to change.  You can only help if the person you are working with wants to change.   Inner motivation is the key to successful coaching.

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Topics: Discipline, Good to Great, People, Pearsons Law, Jim Collins

12 Rules for Management Discipline

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Sep 20, 2010

A recent article from Gallup Management Journal on What Really Drives Financial Success?  reminded me how valuable the book First Break All the Rules is for determining strength in the workplace.  If you employ five or more employees I strongly recommend you pick up the book or its more recent version 12: The Elements of Great Managing.  It reveals the following 12 rules as being critical to having a well engaged and performing workplace:

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Topics: Good to Great, employee engagement, Strategic Discipline, Pearsons Law, Q12, First Break All the Rules

You Can’t Measure What I Do – Measuring Performance

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jun 14, 2010


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Topics: Bringing Out the Best In People, Strategic Discipline, Aubrey Daniels, Discipline Plan, positive reinforcement, Pearsons Law, Jim Collins, negative reinforcement

Pearson’s Law – When it Doesn’t Work

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Wed, Jun 9, 2010

This past week I posted a blog on Pearson's Law Revisited.  I'd only wished I'd listened to Aubrey Daniels' Bringing Out the Best in People first before writing it.   In Chapter 11 I was struck by Daniels' comment, "measuring doesn't change a thing!"  He noted that a great many people in business believe that measuring a problem is tantamount to solving it.

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Topics: Business Growth, Pearsons Law, Quantification

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