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Elevate - Overcome Self-Limiting Beliefs

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 8, 2023

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.” —Marianne Williamson

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Topics: Relationship Drivers, superior human relations, Attitude, Challenging Work, Elevate, Robert Glazer, Self-Limiting Beliefs, Energy Vampires

The Law of Life – Living & Giving, Happy New Year

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Wed, Jan 2, 2019

It’s been about three weeks since my last blog.  Business Travel, the holidays and then a sudden bout with the flu have prevented me from writing.

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Topics: Relationship Drivers, Relationships and Productivity, New Year

Scrum - When Size Matters

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Mar 31, 2016

Prior to this blog series on Scrum our Strategic Discipline Blog dedicated a number of blogs to Gary Keller’s The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results. In the Final Lie to Achieving Our One Thing: Big Is Bad, we looked at how by fearing big success, you either avoid or sabotage your efforts to achieve it.  Size is an issue if it limits your belief you can’t or won’t achieve what you desire.

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Topics: One Thing, Process/Productivity Drivers, People/Relationship Drivers, productivity, Relationship Drivers, Scrum, Teams

To Improve Your Relationships Improve This

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Dec 11, 2014

Have you ever been around a person in love?  Women especially can intuitively feel when someone is in love.  People in love seem to get along with everyone. They’re happy, cheerful, even charming.

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Topics: employee engagement, employee performance, People, human behavior, Relationship Drivers, human behavior performance, superior human relations, Law of Indirect Action, Psychology of Achievement, Brian Tracy

INDIRECT EFFORT - 85% of Joy in Life Comes from Relationships

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Dec 8, 2014

In 1984 I received the opportunity to lead as general manager the construction and startup of a 100,000 watt FM radio station in Wausau, Wisconsin.  It was a very challenging time for a number of reasons, including attempting to appease and satisfy the brother-in-law of the owner who thought he should have been given the opportunity. 

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Topics: employee engagement, employee performance, Relationship Drivers, human behavior performance, superior human relations, Psychology of Achievement, Brian Tracy

Social Capital – Keith Ferrazzi Las Vegas Growth Summit

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Nov 20, 2014

Keith Ferrazzi, author of Never Eat Alone and Who’s Got Your Back received his first lesson on social networking when he was just 13.  As a caddie at a local golf course, he earned the title of being the best first year caddie, and eventually caddied for Arnold Palmer,  Coming from a poor family he might have been intimidated by the type of customer with memberships at the club.  Each day he arrived 30 minutes early.  Before anyone else was there Ferrazzi would check the pin placement of the holes and observe how the grass had been cut.  All in an effort to give those he caddied for every advantage possible.  He met a woman, Mrs. Poland, who possibly was the best golfer at the club.  She quickly made Keith her caddie. Why?

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Topics: People, change, Growth Summit, Growth Summit. Learning, Relationship Drivers

Discover Leading Indicators in Weekly Meetings

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Nov 18, 2013

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, Customer Feedback, Employee Feedback, weekly meetings, leading indicators, Bone Marrow Transplant, GVHD, Relationship Drivers

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