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Conduct Your Orchestra – CEO Excellence

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 9, 2022

In CEO Excellence: The Six Mindsets That Distinguish the Best Leaders from the Rest, McKinsey senior partners Carolyn Dewar, Scott Keller, and Vikram Malhotra share a little-known story about the 1996 Olympic Basketball “Dream Team.” The team included Charles Barkley, Larry Bird, Patrick Ewing, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen,  Karl Malone, and was coached by Chuck Daly.

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Topics: Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Leadership Team, the hidden gem in your business: teamwork, Teams, CEO Excellence

Leadership Team Measurement – Achieve Results Consistently

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Nov 19, 2018

How do you measure your leadership team’s success?

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Topics: Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni, Leadership Team, the hidden gem in your business: teamwork, Teams

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

Teamwork: Hidden Gem to Business Growth and My Personal Progress

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Sun, Oct 21, 2012

Last blog, Is Good News Part of Your Business Culture, I closed with this quote, “If you could get all the people in an organization rowing in the same direction, you could dominate any industry, in any market, against any competition, at any time.”  Patrick Lencioni, Five Dysfunctions of a Team.

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, Business Growth, One Thing, People, Organizational Health, Business Culture, the hidden gem in your business: teamwork, Achieve Execution Excellence

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