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Increase Accountability with OKRs – Objectives and Key Results

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Dec 29, 2014

You’re probably familiar with the term KPI’s or Key Performance Indicators.  KPI’s are driven by top-down leadership decisions.  These are the Key Performance Indicators for the company based on the Annual, Quarterly and Trimester planning and strategy meetings businesses have to set direction for the business.

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Topics: Accountability, employee performance, meeting rhythms, Alignment, precision and specificity

Willpower Rules Your Performance

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Oct 6, 2014

Warm chocolate chip cookies and radishes! You’ve smelled fresh baked chocolate chip cookies haven’t you?  They smell delicious.

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Topics: time management, habits, The Power of Habit, precision and specificity, routine, Willpower

Where Does Confidence Come From? Giving Positive Reinforcement

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Aug 21, 2014

What happens to your brain, when it gets to think about something hard?

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Topics: Employee Feedback, employee engagement, positive reinforcement, confidence, precision and specificity

Key Behaviors Build Effective Energy Management Rituals

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Oct 3, 2013

Think of something as simple as brushing your teeth.  It is not something that you ordinarily have to remind yourself to do, is it?

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Topics: employee performance, precision and specificity, The Power of Full Engagement, Strategic Statement of Values

Time Management - Managing Energy Versus Managing Time

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Sep 19, 2013

"Time is more value than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time."

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Topics: priorities, time management, performance, precision and specificity

Four Disciplines for Managing Your Priorities

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Jun 14, 2012

Discernment should be a gift we all have with the talent to use it wisely.  One of the greatest challenges we face is how and where we spend our time. 

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Topics: Discipline, Acute Myeloid Luekemia, priorities, precision and specificity

Discipline Rituals – What We Resist Persists

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

In my last blog Discipline Scheduling - Three Keys to Building Effective Rituals we looked at three keys to building effective rituals.  The three keys are:

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Topics: Discipline, rituals, precision and specificity

Discipline Scheduling - Three Keys to Building Effective Rituals

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Apr 7, 2011

How important is it to specify the time you are going to do something to predict accomplishment?  Precision and Specificity is one of the three key to establishing effective rituals.  Researchers have found that even chronic procrastinators are eight times more likely to follow through if they set a specific time to complete it.  Here’s an example from Be Excellent at Anything that illustrates the importance of precision and specificity. 

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Topics: time management, rituals, precision and specificity, routine

Priorities Discipline Requires Precision and Specificity

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 4, 2011

How well do you get things done?  Do you get your daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly priorities completed on time?  How well do your people do at this? 

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Topics: Discipline, priorities, rituals, precision and specificity

Accountability - The Value of Routine

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Feb 7, 2011

“I’d get up at 4:30 AM, exercise, read something inspirational, and then have a healthy breakfast.  That was my routine.”  My client was explaining why he decided to re-gage our coaching work.  When we were working together this had been his faithful morning regiment, every day. For the past year or better he explained he’d not been following this routine and he found his business and personal focus suffering. 

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Topics: Accountability, rituals, precision and specificity, The Power of Full Engagement, routine

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The Strategic Discipline Blog focuses on midsize business owners with a ravenous appetite to improve his or her leadership skills and business results.

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