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Will Technology Replace People?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Sep 7, 2020

It’s Labor Day 2020.

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Topics: People, People Decisions, Execution, Work Environment, Technology

The Leaders Role – Mercenary or Mission Driven?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jun 29, 2020

During challenging times you discover a lot about yourself and the people you work with.

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Topics: People, People Decisions, leadership, Purpose, Effective Leadership, Leadership Decisions, Coronavirus, COVID19

Hire the Right People - Discover Locus of Control

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jan 20, 2020

First WHO then WHAT. 

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Topics: People, People Decisions, Locus of Control, The Right People, Topgrading, People Decisions,

Tom Peters Is Angry!  New Orleans ScaleUp Summit

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 28, 2018

Much like the handouts Tom Peters provided in the program for the New Orleans ScaleUp Summit, Peters message was a rambling journey, punctuated by outbursts of emphatic annoyance, indignation, exasperation, outrage, and passion.  At the heart of his message is Execution Excellence.

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Topics: People, Execution, Education & Training, ScaleUp Summit Learning, Growing Your People, ScaleUp Summit New Orleans 2018, Tom Peters, The Excellence Dividend

Repeat, Repeat, Repeat – Your Strategy and One Thing

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 14, 2018

In business after business, front line employees, don’t know the company’s strategy. 

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Topics: Bringing Out the Best In People, People, consistently execute, Alignment, Execution, Strategy Decision

Your Business Impacts Your Employees – A Christmas Story

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Dec 25, 2017

As business owners, it’s easy to forget the impact we have on those we employ.

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Topics: Employee Feedback, Employee Recognition, People

Why Your People Say, “You Can’t Measure What I Do”

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Sep 4, 2017

I’m on vacation this week so I’m republishing a couple of blogs I feel have the greatest value and interest.  This particular blog is on measurement and is based on a chapter in one of my favorite authors and books, Aubrey Daniels’ Bringing Out the Best in People.

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Topics: Bringing Out the Best In People, People, Aubrey Daniels, positive reinforcement, measurement, People Development

Topgrading Competency Interview – Uncover Candidates Key Data

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Jul 27, 2017

We’re in the process of interviewing two very qualified candidates for the position of Operations Resource at a supply chain management company, World Class Industries.

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Topics: People, People Decisions, Topgrading, The Right People, Core Competencies, Tandem Interview

Drama Triangle Inhibits Productivity; Limits Employee Engagement

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jul 24, 2017

“THE MINUTE WE BEGIN TO THINK WE HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS, WE FORGET THE QUESTIONS.”

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Topics: People, Process/ Productivity Drivers, The Coaching Habit, Drama Triangle

Happy Employees – Happy Customers - The Future Workplace Experience - San Antonio ScaleUp Summit

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jun 19, 2017

Our last four blogs focus on People, one of the Four Decisions for growing your mid-sized business.  All these blogs represent insightful thought leadership from respected authors.

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Topics: Business Growth, People, People Decisions, Scale Up, Scale Up Summit San Antonio

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