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Building a Virtual Bench

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Dec 22, 2016

A Virtual Bench is a deep pool of talent that you have cultivated over time and can tap into when you need to, based on organizational needs.

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Topics: People, People Decisions, The Right People

Humble, Hungry, and Smart - Core Values Considerations

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 1, 2016

Do you hire, evaluate, and release people in your organization based on your Core Values?

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Topics: Core Values, People, People Decisions, Patrick Lencioni, Jim Collins, strategy, Mission to Mars, The Ideal Team Player

Understand How To Win – Gen. Stanley McChrystal (Atlanta Growth Summit)

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Tue, May 31, 2016

Change. 

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Topics: People Decisions, Growth Summit, Execution, daily huddle, General Stanley McChrystal

Stonewall Jackson’s SWOT – Great General, Poor Teacher

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 23, 2016

Are there some skills sets you find you’re not very good at?  Every one of us has strengths and weaknesses.

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Topics: People, People Decisions, Strength Based Leadership, Performance Management, Topgrading, People Decisions,, Performance Matrix

Teams or Individuals – Scrum Lessons

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Mar 21, 2016

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Topics: People, People Decisions, Topgrading, Scrum

Core Competencies Interview - Topgrading

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Oct 12, 2015

In Take No Short Cuts to Hiring we looked at the process of recruiting and interviewing candidates for a Chief Operating Officer for one of my customers using the Topgrading Process.

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Topics: People Decisions, Topgrading, hiring decisions, The Right People

Eliminate This Word From Your Vocabulary

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Sep 17, 2015

Have you ever invited someone to your home, an event, or a party and had them respond with, “I’ll try to get there?

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Topics: People Decisions

Good Ideas or Good People?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Sep 7, 2015

Over the Labor Day Weekend I watched Toy Story 2 again. 

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Topics: People, People Decisions, The Right People

Addition by Subtraction – Great Game of Business Story

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Aug 20, 2015

A Culture of Accountability is the outcome of getting People Decision right in your organization. 

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Topics: employee engagement, employee performance, People, People Decisions, Great Game of Business

When Everyone’s Responsible, No One Is!

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Jun 18, 2015

This week in a weekly meeting with one of my customers the team discussed how they’d failed to follow through on a specific assignment they’d discussed for a father’s day promotion.  It started as a brainstorming session and wrapped up with an idea to promote a specific product.  Everyone agreed that it was a great idea, yet no one took responsibility to implement it and take initiative.  (For more on this subject check out The Leadership Difference - Responsibility and Accountability.)

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Topics: Accountability, People, People Decisions

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