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.

The Dissenting Voice By Jim Coyle

  Early on in my work as an advisor and probably a year or so into my tenure as an EOS Implementer®, I found that I really liked agreement. I wanted my teams to agree so we could solve more issues, complete Rocks sooner, and keep things running smoothly. It felt like more value was [...]

The Mindset to Achieve

I have a little plaque on my desk that reads: “What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?” This way of thinking empowers me to make difficult decisions every day. It gives me courage to push past self-doubt and try new things. This is the mindset of people who create; [...]

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 [...]

2021-07-26T11:06:46-04:00July 26th, 2021|Blog Articles, Difficult Decisions, EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), Goal Setting, Leadership, Management, Problem Solving|Comments Off on COVID Pressure-Tested Companies. Did Your Business Show Cracks?

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 [...]