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My Leukemia Cure – Strategic Discipline

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Oct 11, 2012

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, Strategic Discipline, meeting rhythms, Four Decisions, priorities, metrics, Stockdale Paradox

Does Change Improve Employee Performance - Hanley Ramirez

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Aug 9, 2012

One of my very good clients in Florida is a season ticket holder for the Florida Marlins.  Naturally he’s been very disappointed this year with the Marlin’s performance.  Expectations were high with opening a new stadium, brought in a new manager  (Ozzie Guillen) and new ball players (Jose Reyes) to make a strong drive for the playoffs and possibly the World Series. 

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, Strategic Discipline, meeting rhythms, priorities, metrics

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

Metrics - Measure The Result You Want To Achieve

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 2, 2012

Measuring results isn’t always easy.  Let’s take my situation here in the hospital.  The nurses, physicians and support team are all surprised and amazed at my health and attitude throughout my chemotherapy treatments.  Beyond two short and slight fevers, plus a few rashes, and my hair loss I’ve had no real outward consequences from the chemotherapy.  Yet never confuse efforts with results.

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Topics: leukemia, One Thing, Top Priority, priorities, metrics

Metric Balance - Key Element in Priority Setting

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Mar 19, 2012

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, One Thing, priorities, Balance, Metric Balance

Can Routines Really Set You Free?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Sun, Mar 11, 2012

Someone once said that a vacation is anything you do that is outside your normal range of work.   I guess that means I’m on vacation. At least that’s where I planned to be this week.   

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, Accountability, Strategic Discipline, priorities, metrics, rituals, meetings, routine sets you free

Ready for the Day? – Daily Huddles

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Sat, Mar 3, 2012

It’s starts with the easy stuff.  Every morning between 7:30 and 9 AM. 

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Topics: priorities, questions, metrics, daily huddle

Business Alignment – Why Don’t Your People Get It?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Feb 23, 2012

Last blog we discussed how as your company grows and expands it seems harder and harder to communicate your vision.  People at the tactical level of your company often don’t know what the strategy for your business is.  In fact they don’t know a lot of things that are important for them to know about your business.  There’s often a huge gap on how they work with prospects and customers due to poor communication of your vision and strategy, let alone company policies.

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Topics: Discipline, Strategic Discipline, meeting rhythms, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, One Page Strategic Plan, priorities, metrics, Alignment

Strategic Discipline – Why It Guarantees Success

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Feb 16, 2012

Albert Einstein, Compound Effect author, Success Magazine Publisher Darren Hardy, and  Strategic Learning author Willie Pietersen all agree. Focus and compounding are the two most powerful forces in the universe.  Developing clarity of focus is your springboard. 

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, meeting rhythms, priorities, metrics, Two Day Rockefeller Habits Workshop

ONE THING – A Personal Story

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Jan 26, 2012

In Four Decisions You Must Get Right to Achieve Growth I promised I’d provide you with a Personal Story about applying the One Thing principals.  For a company example of One Thing, read this Blog from the Dream Manager.  This story is about three years ago so as to provide some protection for my son Joshua.  The point of sharing this is simple.  Placing your primary focus on one thing, either for yourself or your company gets results.  It’s extending the idea that less is more.   

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Topics: One Thing, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, priorities

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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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