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Reality - More Stockdale Paradox

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jul 23, 2012

It’s difficult to describe the respect I have for Admiral Stockdale.  The torture he faced at the hands of the Vietnamese was incredible.   Yesterday I received some more brutal facts about how things might look moving forward. 

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, Customer Feedback, Employee Feedback, Five Dysfunctions of a Team, meeting rhythms, Stockdale Paradox, The Advantage

Organizational Health Meets Pearson’s Law

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Jun 21, 2012

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, Accountability, Strategic Discipline, Pearsons Law, Organizational Health, The Advantage

Start Getting Your Business Culture Right

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, May 31, 2012

The last three Strategic Discipline blogs emphasize the importance of getting your culture right. The reward? Businesses that have great cultures grow at an unprecedented pace compared to their competition and the market itself.  

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Topics: employee engagement, weekly meetings, Organizational Health, The Advantage, Business Culture

Brand Ideals - A 400% ROI - Identify Your Competitive Advantage

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, May 24, 2012

In our last blog Grow Author Jim Stengel “Great Leadership Follow Common Practices” we discussed the five leadership practices great leaders follow and learned: Maximum growth and high ideals are not incompatible. They’re inseparable.

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, Business Growth, leadership, Grow: How Ideals Power Growth and Profit at the Wo, The Advantage, competitive advantage

Grow Author Jim Stengel “Great Leadership Follow Common Practices”

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Sun, May 20, 2012

In Creating the Discipline of The Advantage Patrick Lencioni indicated the single greatest advantage any company can achieve is organizational health. He provides Four Disciplines that companies need to achieve organizational health. 

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Topics: Discipline, Business Growth, leadership, Grow: How Ideals Power Growth and Profit at the Wo, One Page Strategic Plan, The Advantage, Brand Ideal

Creating the Discipline of the Advantage

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, May 17, 2012

In Your Blindside – The Value of Collective Intelligence we discussed the importance of your leadership’s team ability to feel vulnerable in order to develop trust.

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Topics: Discipline, Strategic Discipline, Patrick Lencioni, Organizational Health, The Advantage

Your Blindside – The Value of Collective Intelligence

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Wed, May 9, 2012

It’s the oddest thing.  I feel fine, even great most of the time, yet the doctors, the numbers my blood work provide, the mask I have to wear when I go outside or when I’m around people, all say I’m sick!

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Topics: collective intelligence, Five Dysfunctions of a Team, employee performance, meeting rhythms, productivity, The Advantage

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