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From Tension to Empowerment – Creating a Smart Tribe

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jul 11, 2016

How awesome would it be to move yourself and the people you manage from a place where they are tense, anxious, and non-performing to inspired, innovative, outcome-focused and consistently achieving?

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Topics: People, People/Relationship Drivers, productivity, Smart Tribes

Victim, Rescuer, Persecutor:  Which Role Are You Playing?

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

In your organization, which do you focus on, Problems or Outcomes?

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Topics: employee performance, People, People/Relationship Drivers, human behavior performance, Performance Management, Smart Tribes, Problem or Outcome Focus

Where Does Your Time Go - Energy Allocation Chart

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Jun 23, 2016

Where does all your time go? 

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Topics: People, time management, productivity, use of energy, Smart Tribes, Christine Comaford

Reframing - When 2016 Brings Struggles

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

In preparing to achieve your one thing for 2016, you should be ready for obstacles, especially if you’ve set new high goals and priorities.   It would be wise to realize the higher the goal you set, the larger the rocks and boulders you will encounter.   It’s also important you recognize the inherent value in each obstruction you encounter.  

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Topics: Wildly Important Goals, Obstacles, Psychology of Achievement, Brian Tracy, Smart Tribes, Christine Comaford

Consequences That Work - More SmartTribes

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 3, 2015

In our previous blog SmartTribes – How to Deliver Accountability we offered how Christine Comaford gets accountability in the DNA of developing SmartTribes by building “containers.” Containers are the structures that enable a group of people to achieve real accountability across the board, pulling together like a synchronized rowing team. She offers four key practices that will help you do that:

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Topics: Accountability, People, Business Development Tool, Smart Tribes

SmartTribes – How to Deliver Accountability

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Jul 30, 2015

Since listening to Christine Comaford speak at the Orlando Growth Summit I’ve been reading and listening to her book SmartTribes extracting valuable nuggets on how to grow your business.

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Topics: Accountability, success criteria, Business Dashboards, Smart Tribes

How Smart Are You?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jul 27, 2015

As a salesperson for over 20 years one axiom to remember was never to impress your prospect with how smart you are.  The prospect isn’t interested in how smart you are.  They’re interested in solving their problem.  The only way to solve their problem is to ask questions and listen.

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Topics: leadership, Leadership Team, Smart Tribes, Listening

Create Safety, Belonging, Mattering – Christine Comaford Orlando Growth Summit

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jun 1, 2015

If you lead a team, or business, or simply manage a group of people for your organization you know this feeling.  An passion to help each person you lead or manage to perform at their highest level; to reach and exceed their potential capabilities.

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Topics: Growth Summit, Growth Summit. Learning, Smart Tribes

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