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Select The Right People – Zappos “Are You Lucky?”

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Feb 6, 2014

What I’ve written about Zappos Core Values before bears repeating.  We’ll examine using Core Values in your hiring and selection process focusing on a specific value that Tony Hsieh, the CEO of Zappos is particularly fond of. 

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, Core Values, Zappos, hiring decisions, Mono Somy 7, Michelle Wick

Is Life Fair – Strategic Discipline Interview Questions

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jun 7, 2010

"Life isn't fair, get used to it!"   "Fair is something you take your pigs to in the fall!"

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, Core Values, Discipline Plan, Zappos, Locus of Control

Biggest Issue Facing Business Accountability

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, May 27, 2010

Patrick Lencioni, author of Five Dysfunctions of Team, Death by Meeting, The Five Temptations of a CEO, The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive, The Dream Manager, and most recently Getting Naked spoke to our group of Gazelles coaches at our monthly meeting on Monday.

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Topics: Accountability, Strategic Discipline, Core Values, Zappos

Motivation Versus Inspiration – Zappos Core Values

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Sat, May 1, 2010

The substance of Zappos Core Values provides a huge difference between motivation and inspiration.   Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO indicates that once you get your vision, culture and purpose right you needn't worry about motivation. 

Tony is very big on having a meaningful higher purpose.  It's the reason he's writing a book Delivering Happiness due June 7th.


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Topics: One Thing, Core Values, Business Vision, Zappos, Business Development Tool

Zappos Employees Live the Brand – Core Values – LV Growth Summit

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Fri, Apr 23, 2010

Travel and a Two Day Private Rockefeller Habits workshop prevented me from blogging earlier.  Today's 1st day of the workshop with my client reinforced the message from Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO.  If you don't know the story of Zappos check them out.   Tony started the business in 1999 and completed stock sale to Amazon in November 2009 for $1.2 Billion.  He knows a little bit about success.

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Topics: One Thing, Core Values, Growth Summit, Two Day Rockefeller Habits Workshop, Zappos

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