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LIE #4 – Willpower is Always on Will-Call

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Dec 14, 2015

“Willpower is like gas in your car... . When you resist something tempting, you use some up. The more you resist, the emptier your tank gets, until you run out of gas.” Kathleen Vohs Prevention magazine, 2009

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Topics: One Thing, priorities, productivity, habits

Twice the Work in Half the Time: Scrum – Dallas Growth Summit

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Nov 2, 2015

“Plans are Worthless, Planning is Everything!” General Dwight D Eisenhower.

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Topics: Process/Productivity Drivers, Growth Summit, productivity, Execution

Less is More: Sleep is for Failures and the 90% Rule

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jul 28, 2014

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Topics: less is more, time management, performance, productivity


Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Mar 27, 2014

When Jack Welsh was at GE he had a philosophy to have less people, paid more with a lower total wage cost. 

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Topics: Business Growth, Leadership Training, leadership, Multipliers, productivity, Leadership Team

Dashboards Bring Out The Best

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Tue, Sep 3, 2013

As a leader the biggest kick I received was seeing my people succeed.  Years ago while still in the broadcasting field I attended an industry conference in Dallas.  There a former sales person approached me and fawned over the training and experience she’d gained working for me.  She was now a radio station general manager and doing extremely well for a sizeable radio station group in Minnesota.  I was overwhelmed.  I had no idea how well she had done, nor would she attribute much of her success to my contribution.

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Topics: employee engagement, Accountability, weekly meetings, employee performance, Business Dashboards, Build Business Dashboard, productivity

Increase Your Team's Accountability

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Tue, Oct 30, 2012

Happy Halloween!   It’s one of my favorite holidays!  It reminds me of the responsibility parents face to ensure their children are safe and that in the face of receiving a deluge of candy they don’t get sick or over indulge in the very incentive the Halloween Holiday presents. 

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Topics: Accountability, weekly meetings, meeting rhythms, performance, productivity

Your Blindside – The Value of Collective Intelligence

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Wed, May 9, 2012

It’s the oddest thing.  I feel fine, even great most of the time, yet the doctors, the numbers my blood work provide, the mask I have to wear when I go outside or when I’m around people, all say I’m sick!

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Topics: collective intelligence, Five Dysfunctions of a Team, employee performance, meeting rhythms, productivity, The Advantage

Pain – It May Influence Employee Engagement

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Wed, Apr 25, 2012

One of the things I’ve prided myself on is carrying a good attitude and being positive no matter what this AML brought. Laugh, joke, smile and be thankful to the people who care for you and always expect the best.  Always!!

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, employee engagement, Balanced Priorities, productivity, Balance, Balanced Metrics, Michelle Wick

Dan Pinks’ Enduring Motivators – Balance In Priorities

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Nov 28, 2011

If you’ve not seen Dan Pink's video yet RSA Animate - Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us, I urge you to view it.   Pink presented his views on human behavior and motivation during the Phoenix Growth Summit.  I’ll have more on his offerings in future blogs.

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Topics: priorities, Growth Summit, human behavior, productivity, Balance

Measure Fun – Employee Engagement – PHX Growth Summit

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Wed, Nov 9, 2011

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Topics: Employee Feedback, employee engagement, themes, performance, productivity

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