About David Bowman

David Bowman has over 25 years experience helping leaders and teams become their best. He is a believer in W.E. Demings's philosophy, "put a good person in a bad system and the system wins every time." David is passionate that EOS is that better system for entrepreneurial organizations.

Visionary/Integrator Communication Challenges

By David Bowman Often when there are relationship challenges between Visionaries and Integrators™, it’s due to a communication failure. These challenges sometimes require a facilitated “clear the air” session, where we usually discover that the Visionary has failed to communicate expectations to the Integrator. To quote one of the EOS® founders, Don Tinney, “The root [...]

Meeting Human Needs: Nature vs. Nurture in Your Business

By David Bowman A client of mine recently rolled out a new bonus system that was designed to better align with the company’s risk/reward timing between performance and revenue. The new system changed the frequency of the payouts, but also provided everyone a way to make more money. The surprising result was that some team members [...]

2021-06-22T15:59:47-04:00June 22nd, 2021|Blog Articles, Company Culture, Employee Development, EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), Management, Sharing Vision / Mission / Values, Team Health|Comments Off on Meeting Human Needs: Nature vs. Nurture in Your Business

Reflections on 2020

By David Bowman As most business people know, life is about choices.  We are generally a group of “deal with reality no matter how much it hurts” type of people.  2020 was gracious enough to provide us with a ton of opportunities to make choices.  The challenge is, left to our own devices, we don’t [...]

Achievement vs. Perfection

By David Bowman I was in a session recently with a client that was stuck on getting “buy-in” from the rest of the organization after rollout.  I asked him what was going on, and he said that a few people hate every aspect of EOS®; they think that their L-10’s™ are a waste of time, [...]

2020-11-08T18:01:24-05:00November 9th, 2020|Accountability, Blog Articles, Busines Values, Company Culture, EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), Leadership, Management, Team Health|Comments Off on Achievement vs. Perfection

The 4 Stages of Open and Honest

By David Bowman Almost all new clients beginning their journey are taking a leap of faith with the hope that EOS® will help them to actualize their already successful organization’s true potential. In order to reach this potential, EOS requires each individual in a leadership team to develop the skill of being totally “Open and [...]

2020-08-27T12:06:44-04:00August 31st, 2020|Blog Articles, Communication, Company Culture, Conflict Management, EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), Leadership, Team Health|Comments Off on The 4 Stages of Open and Honest

Be Kind To Your Visionary

By David Bowman Have you noticed that your Visionary has been really thrown off her game and doesn’t seem to be coping as well since life and our social structures have been thrown into chaos?  Do you remember in your Focus Day™ or whenever you took your first cut at your Accountability Chart, and your [...]

2020-07-21T13:16:00-04:00July 21st, 2020|Blog Articles, Company Culture, EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), Team Health, Vision|Comments Off on Be Kind To Your Visionary

Client COVID IDS Sessions

By David Bowman This strange time period we’ve been experiencing has provided an opportunity for reflections of my past experiences, and all the times I thought I had life figured out. I began my post-Marine Corps career as an accountant, having earned my degree while serving.  Very quickly, I learned that I liked helping others [...]

2020-05-01T11:29:25-04:00May 1st, 2020|Blog Articles, Difficult Decisions, EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), Problem Solving, Strategic Planning|Comments Off on Client COVID IDS Sessions

Are You Going to Tell Them, or Am I?

By David Bowman How often have you been undermined as a leader, or in EOS® terminology, as an LMA™ (a responsibility on the Accountability Chart that represents Lead, Manage, and Accountability)? Undermining LMA This happens for a variety of reasons, from a variety of different people, in a variety of different seats within an organization.  [...]

2020-01-03T11:29:33-05:00January 6th, 2020|Accountability, Communication, Company Culture, EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System)|Comments Off on Are You Going to Tell Them, or Am I?

Unpacking Issues with EOS and the Issues List

By David Bowman It’s often true, that an Issue placed on the Issues List is a symptom of something much larger or complex than originally understood.  It’s truly a skill that takes time to hone for a team to get really good at the “Identify” component of IDSTM (Identify-Discuss-Solve). Using the Issues List to Address [...]

2019-10-21T12:41:40-04:00October 7th, 2019|Blog Articles, Communication, Conflict Management, Difficult Decisions, Management|Comments Off on Unpacking Issues with EOS and the Issues List

Is Your Company Leadership Working as a Team?

By David Bowman It’s the responsibility of the leadership team to create Vision, Traction, and Healthy within their organization. First, each team member’s job is to ensure that they are absolutely on the same page with where the organization is going and how they intend to get there. Next, they have to ensure that the [...]

2019-08-18T16:51:34-04:00August 19th, 2019|Focus, Leadership, Management, Mission / Vision / Purpose|Comments Off on Is Your Company Leadership Working as a Team?
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