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A Hero In Your Business Is a Problem

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, May 5, 2016

A Hero!

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, Execution, Scrum, Waste

Work Longer – Make Poor Decisions

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 2, 2016

What’s the biggest reason to work less?

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Topics: Decision-Making, less is more, productivity, Willpower, Scrum, Scrum, Execution

Why You Should Work Less.

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Apr 28, 2016

Have you ever felt you work too much?

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

Fix Now or Later?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 25, 2016

When should you fix problems in your business? 

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Topics: Process/Productivity Drivers, productivity, Scrum

Scrum Reminders From Noah’s Solo Ensemble Performance

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Apr 21, 2016

Saturday my son Noah performed his Double Bass solo at the Iowa state solo ensemble.

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Topics: Employee Feedback, Strategic Discipline, Aubrey Daniels, Scrum

Scrum – Great Teams

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Apr 7, 2016

If you’ve played competitive sports you experienced the thrill of your teams victories, perhaps even the excitement of winning a game you had no right to given your team’s talent level.  In  Alignment – How Will 2012 Play Out for You? I shared my experience playing basketball at a small school in Princeton, Wisconsin, and the need for your teammates to be aligned on your priority.

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Topics: the hidden gem in your business: teamwork, Fundamental Attribution Error, Scrum, Teams

Toyota and Scrum Team Characteristics

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 4, 2016

Teams are what get things done in the world of work.

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Topics: People, Process/Productivity Drivers, productivity, Systems & Process, Scrum, Toyota

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

West Point’s Pearson’s Law & Scrum Lesson

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Mar 24, 2016

Search on Google for Pearson’s Law and you’ll discover the first article is one I wrote on this principle entitled simply Pearson’s Law.  I’m proud the attention I’ve given and received on Pearson’s Law has received this amount of consideration.

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Topics: Discipline, Pearsons Law, Pearson's Law, consistently execute, Execution, Scrum

Teams or Individuals – Scrum Lessons

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Mar 21, 2016

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Topics: People, People Decisions, Topgrading, Scrum

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