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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

Know When to Shift from “Develop” to “Replace”

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jun 7, 2021

Which way do you tilt?

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Topics: People Decisions, Jim Collins, key seats, People Development, Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0, Replace or Develop?

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

Humanocracy – Build a Meritocratic Organization

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Nov 9, 2020

“Mediocre people don’t like high-achievers – and high-achievers don’t like mediocre people.” Nick Saban, Alabama football coach.

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Topics: People, People Decisions, The Right People, People Development, Growing Your People, Humanocracy, Meritocracy

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

Before You Hire

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Mar 16, 2020

hat’s the first step when deciding to hire? 

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Topics: People Decisions, Topgrading, Hiring

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,

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

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