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Good Jobs Strategy - People Are Not a Cost - They Are an Investment

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Oct 11, 2021

Many businesses fear paying high wages.

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Topics: People, People Decisions, Harmonious Culture of Accountability, Culture, Rewards & Compensation, Scaling Up Compensation

Scaling Up Compensation - 5 Design Principles for Turning Your Largest Expense into a Strategic Advantage

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Oct 4, 2021

Scaling Up Compensation by Verne Harnish, and Sebastian Ross offers great examples of companies that have turned one of the most challenging and thorny issues a business can face into a strategic advantage.

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Topics: People, People Decisions, Business Culture, Harmonious Culture of Accountability, Culture, Rewards & Compensation, Scaling Up Compensation

The Importance of Learning Hard & Soft Skills

Posted by Frank Hamilton on Mon, Sep 27, 2021

What’s the difference between hard and soft skills? Why is it important to develop both? Guest writer Frank Hamilton shares these important considerations.

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Topics: People, Leadership Training, Growing Your People, Worker Performance

Develop a Culture of Discipline - After-Action Reviews

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jul 5, 2021

What’s your culture like?

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Topics: People, Training, Culture of Discipline, Jim Collins, performance, Execution, human behavior performance, Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0, After-Action Reviews

7 Unique Ways to Show your Remote Workers Appreciation

Posted by Elizabeth Hines on Mon, Jun 28, 2021

I’m traveling this week and as a follow-up to Five Conditions Under Which Your People Will Execute Well! Elizabeth Hines, writer, and editor at Assignment Help and Academized is our guest blogger. She is a contributing writer for OX Essays. As a content writer, she writes articles about the latest tech and marketing trends, innovations, and strategies.

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Topics: Employee Recognition, People, People/Relationship Drivers, Employee retention, People Development, Employee Satisfaction

Five Conditions Under Which Your People Will Execute Well!

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jun 21, 2021

Jim Collins and Bill Lazier in Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0: Turning Your Business into an Enduring Great Company have some news for you.

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Topics: People, Jim Collins, Execution, People and Process, Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0, Tactical Excellence, Vision & Purpose

BE 2.0 – The Number One Metric You’re NOT Measuring

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, May 31, 2021

“One central idea I try to communicate in my courses is that history is the study of choices. It follows no predetermined script. History is determined by the choices made by people both famous and unknown.”

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Topics: One Thing, People, People Decisions, Jim Collins, The Right People, Key Metrics, Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0

Six Methods Entrepreneurs Can Use to Improve Your Mental Health

Posted by Cristi Waterson on Mon, Mar 15, 2021

Thursday last week one of my customers leadership teams addressed the issue of working from home.

Work and home activities have blended into one, challenging many by causing stress and mental health issues. How can we help our people? Are we victims as well?

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Topics: People, Harmonious Culture of Accountability, Mental Health

Monty Moran’s People, Leadership, and Priority Lessons

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Mar 8, 2021

Verne Harnish hosted another virtual Summit with 3 speakers (click the link to watch the replay) on Wednesday, February 24th.

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Topics: People, People/Relationship Drivers, leadership, priority, Effective Leadership, Chipotle, Vulnerability, Monty Moran, Love is Free. Gauc is Extra

Results – Blaming Others Achieves Nothing

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Feb 15, 2021

"All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him/her, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration. You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming him, but you won't succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you unhappy."

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Topics: People, Effective Leadership, Mastering Leadership, People Development, Leadership Core Behavior

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