About Jim Coyle

Jim Coyle has over 15 years of helping companies obtain the level of success they were built to achieve. Jim has owned and operated many of his own small to midsized business operations (SMB) and realized that small businesses need their own set of solutions. Read more about Jim here.

COVID Pressure-Tested Companies. Did Your Business Show Cracks?

I was doing a number of Annual Planning Sessions and Quarterly meetings over the winter and spring. In these meetings, we discuss lessons learned. One thing that has become clear is that COVID pressure-tested leaders, team members, teams, client relationships, and many other aspects of running a business. Not one of my teams used this [...]

Do You Like Your Team Too Much, but Don’t Love Them Enough?

By Jim Coyle Many leadership teams are simply missing the point. Often, they are too worried about offending others or too concerned about feelings to truly “love on” the other members of their team. Sometimes, showing a little bit of “tough love” by confronting issues and having difficult conversations really is the best solution, and [...]

2021-06-03T15:54:54-04:00June 3rd, 2021|Communication, Company Culture, EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), Good Communication, Management, Team Health|Comments Off on Do You Like Your Team Too Much, but Don’t Love Them Enough?

The Pin That Holds EOS® Together

By Jim Coyle “Jim, it has been just a messed-up quarter. I would grade it a ‘C’ at best,” said the operations leader.  “I have to agree. Things are just off with us and the team. I give the quarter a ‘C-’,“ said the integrator.   The feedback went on in a similar fashion from the rest [...]

2020-12-23T08:42:29-05:00December 23rd, 2020|Blog Articles, Communication, Company Culture, EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), Focus, Meeting Pulse, Team Health|Comments Off on The Pin That Holds EOS® Together

Have You Democratized Your Numbers?

I was hanging with a flock of other EOS Implementers® from Michigan a few weeks back. We were talking about a number of topics when Ryan Henry, an Implementer out of the Lansing area, said, “When numbers are democratized is when you really begin to push accountability down in the organization.”  The comment really struck [...]

2020-10-11T19:48:46-04:00October 12th, 2020|Accountability, Blog Articles, Communication, Company Culture, Employee Development, EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), Management|Comments Off on Have You Democratized Your Numbers?

Can’t Drive Accountability through Policy and Process

“They just keep messing it up.  We have had more callbacks, and it seems like we have projects that just never finish.”  The Visionary, Tom, told his team in frustration. He went on to add, “Our projects are on budget right up to the point they are supposed to be done, and then we lose [...]

2020-08-14T13:25:30-04:00August 17th, 2020|Accountability, Blog Articles, Communication, Conflict Management, Leadership, Management|Comments Off on Can’t Drive Accountability through Policy and Process

Don’t Just Talk About Problems, Solve Them

Too often, leadership and management teams are aware of the problems and challenges facing their business but are unable to come up with workable solutions. Rather than taking action and closing the gap between where they are and where they want to be, they waste time talking about the problems with little or no decisive [...]

2020-08-14T15:46:03-04:00July 6th, 2020|Clear Direction, Decision Making, Issues, Podcasts, Problem Solving|Comments Off on Don’t Just Talk About Problems, Solve Them

Certainty in Uncertain Times

These are most certainly uncertain times.  In my sessions with clients over the last few months, the underlying cause for this uncertainty is COVID, but what specifically each of the leaders is uncertain about varies.  As one of my clients said, “Jim, I actually have no idea what we should do.” The problem with all [...]

When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get… Focused!

We find ourselves in uncharted waters, and now more than ever, your team needs you to lead them through to the other side. It can be overwhelming, but you didn’t get this far to only get this far. Our friends at 87plus put together this amazing infographic checklist to help you stay focused. We [...]

2020-04-16T11:06:20-04:00April 16th, 2020|Blog Articles, Conflict Management, Focus, Leadership, Management, Prioritization, Problem Solving|Comments Off on When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get… Focused!

Tips for Working From Home

Working from home?  Fear not! Working from home can be fruitful. It certainly was for Sir Isaac Newton. In 1665, the pandemic he experienced forced him to quarantine, and during that time, he developed some of his most groundbreaking theories. See the great article from the Washington Post,  “During a pandemic, Isaac Newton had to [...]

2020-04-01T18:29:35-04:00April 2nd, 2020|Conflict Management, Focus, Goal Setting, Problem Solving, Structure, Team Health|Comments Off on Tips for Working From Home