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Establish a Routine - Double Results

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Sep 28, 2020

In Stillness Is the Key Ryan Holiday asks, Isn’t the whole point of greatness that you’re freed from trivial rules and regulations? That you can do whatever you want?”

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Topics: Discipline, Strategic Discipline, Discipline Plan, routine sets you free, routine, Ryan Holiday, Stillness is the Key

Stillness is the Key – Say NO

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Sep 14, 2020

The advantages of nonaction. Few in the world attain these. —THE DAODEJING

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Topics: Discipline, routine, Ryan Holiday, Stillness is the Key

Derek Jeter’s Success Habits & Routines

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Oct 9, 2014

In Tom Verducci’s September 29th article Exit Stage Center on Derek Jeter he provided a number of references to developing habits and routines, along with leadership that in case you missed the article I thought I’d share with you.

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Topics: Good to Great, Jim Collins, habits, routine, Derek Jeter

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

Finding the Willpower for Better Execution

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Oct 2, 2014

Why are some people able to muster more will power than others?

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Topics: Decision-Making, employee performance, priorities, habits, The Power of Habit, Execution, routine, rockefeller habits 4-3-2-1 growth formula

Operating and Policy Manuals Can’t Save You from a Crisis

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

Somewhere in your office probably lies an Operating Manual and List of policies for your company.  If you have a documented version, you can probably blow the dust off of it, because it rarely or never is referred to except by your human resources department.  If it’s a digital version it’s probably not been updated in some time.

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Topics: habits, The Power of Habit, routine, Operating Manuals, Policies

People: Teaching Willpower Spurs Starbucks’ Business Growth

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Sep 25, 2014

When founder and former CEO Howard Schultz returned to Starbuck after an eight year absence in 2008 the company rebounded. What happened and how did he manage to turn around a company that had lost its focus on the customer?

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Topics: customer service, employee performance, habits, The Power of Habit, Education & Training, routine, Alcoa, Paul O'Neill, Starbucks

Alcoa’s Key to Safety Success: Communication & Keystone Habit

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Sep 18, 2014

We’ve discussed Paul O’Neill’s plan for getting to zero injuries previously in One Thing: Are Meeting Rhythms Keystone Habits? And Would You Fire Someone for Violating Your Core Values?  The safety emphasis entailed the most radical realignment in Alcoa’s history. O’Neill believed the key to protecting Alcoa employees, is understanding why injuries happen in the first place.

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Topics: Pearsons Law, habits, The Power of Habit, routine

One Thing: Are Meeting Rhythms Keystone Habits?

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

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Topics: Business Growth, One Thing, meeting rhythms, The Power of Habit, routine, Keystone Habit

Make A Choice – Motivation Moment

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, May 1, 2014

You may have heard the story on how trainers get an elephant to remain tied to a stake.   Even though an elephant has enough strength to easily remove the stake, due to the training received when they are young they’re unable to realize they can get free.  View the video on the right for the full story.

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, Business Growth, Decision-Making, human behavior, Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and W, habits, routine

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