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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

Final Execution Growth Tools – Dashboards and Success Criteria

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Mar 16, 2015

Our final blog on Execution Decisions focuses on displaying and monitoring your metrics.  In the Four Executions Disciplines of Execution by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, Jim Huling, their Fourth Discipline is Dashboards. In Positioning Systems and Gazelles Coaching we include dashboards within the execution discipline of metrics. 

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Topics: Four Decisions, success criteria, Business Scorecards, Execution, Dashboards

Quarterly Meeting Review – Analyze Success and Failures

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jan 27, 2014

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Topics: quarterly meetings, Employee Recognition, Accountability, employee performance, success criteria, Meetings a Cadence of Accountability

Dashboard and Six Questions Build Clarity

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

Can a simple Dashboard provide clarity for your organization?  In The High Ground – Your Dashboard I provided an example of a business dashboard that contain both the quarterly priorities and key financial benchmarks for the company.  These would include revenue, sales costs, Cost of Goods, Overhead Costs, Net Profit, Break-Even Analysis, Cost per Full-Time Equivalent, Cash Flow and Accounts Receivables.  If you’d like to see this Excel example, send me an email with Sample Financial Dashboard in the subject line.  

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Topics: success criteria, Business Dashboards, The Advantage

Accountability - Three Reasons Group Meetings Produce Better

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jul 16, 2012

In Get Greater Accountability, Individual Meetings or Team Meetings? I failed to outline some of the more positive outcomes that come from group meetings and individual meetings.  Let’s look also at private and public accountability and why the latter works so much better in group meetings.

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, Accountability, Five Dysfunctions of a Team, success criteria, Patrick Lencioni

Increase Meetings Effectiveness With Success Criteria

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Aug 18, 2011

Every day, depending on the area you live in, you see this universal symbol telling you when to stop or go. As part of Strategic Discipline we expect our clients to provide metrics for their company, team and individual performance.  It’s a part of the weekly meeting agenda.  That might seem sufficient to provide accountability, yet when conducting meetings we feel it’s important to dispense with the numbers as quickly as possible in order to get to the meatier topics that can help the business build momentum.  The metrics need to communicate quickly whether success is being achieved or there’s work to be done.

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Topics: Accountability, priorities, success criteria, Business Dashboards, metrics, meetings, Dashboards, Individual Dashboard

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The Strategic Discipline Blog focuses on midsize business owners with a ravenous appetite to improve his or her leadership skills and business results.

Our 3 disciplines include:

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