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Who, Starts with Defining Meaning & Purpose

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Nov 28, 2022

The driving force for any business starts with your people. Despite the Great Resignation, and fallout from people wanting to work from home, great people are the energy to grow your business.

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Topics: Clarity of Purpose, use of energy, Purpose, Vision & Purpose, Meaning

Strategies for Getting Better Sleep

Posted by Karoline Clarke on Mon, Sep 23, 2019

“Energy, not time, is the fundamental currency of high performance. Performance, health, and happiness are grounded in the skillful management of energy.”

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Topics: The Power of Full Engagement, use of energy, Strategies for Getting Better Sleep, Sleep

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

Why Your First Time Block is Vacation – Your One Thing...

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Feb 4, 2016

In The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller, Jay Papasan, Gary Keller shares the following story to emphasize the power of Time Blocking:

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, One Thing, planning, meeting rhythms, time management, use of energy

The Ideal Growth Tree – Five Must Do’s To Live Your Core Purpose

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 28, 2012

As a business coach I’ve discovered there are two opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to why a business doesn’t create a set of ideals, or as Jim Stengel calls it the Brand Ideal. 

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Topics: Employee Feedback, employee engagement, Strategic Discipline, Core Purpose, Grow: How Ideals Power Growth and Profit at the Wo, use of energy

Green You Grow, Ripe You Rot - Leadership Discipline Requirement

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Mar 24, 2011

Last blog, Tortoise or Hare, Which Discipline do you Follow, we discussed three fundamental principles for sustaining high performance.  Let’s look at the first principle, that we cannot expect growth or improvement in any dimension of our lives without intentionally and regularly challenging our current capacity.

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Topics: leadership, use of energy, stress

Vacations - Breakthrough in Time Management

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Tue, Jul 20, 2010

Have you ever found that when you go on vacation you come up with great ideas for your business?  Seemingly impossible challenges suddenly become simply resolvable when you are away from work?  It’s not surprising.  Michael Gelb, Author of “How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci” wrote, “Where are you when you get your best ideas?  Almost no one claims to get their best ideas at work.” 

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Topics: employee performance, time management, human behavior, The Power of Full Engagement, use of energy

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