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.

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 [...]

Company Guide for Coronavirus

Hello.  If you are in Michigan, or any of the other areas under “Shelter in Place” orders, then you are now at home (like me). Maybe with kids pounding on the floors (like me), or ones that come into your space every few minutes (like me).  However, just because we are at home, please know [...]

Where Do We Go From Here?

Your Scary Times Success Manual We hope this message finds you and your loved ones healthy and happy.  During times like these, we believe more information, not less, is helpful.  For years we have recommended this approach to our clients when things become uncertain.  To that end, we will be posting helpful material that you can freely [...]

We Overcomplicate the Things We Don’t Understand

By Jim Coyle “Jim, we just need to make sure we get all the details and every part of the process documented, so people don’t mess it up anymore.” “I think we just need to give our clients more choices.  If we had 10 to 15 options, then they would get exactly what they want.” [...]

The Secret Ingredient to Great Management

By Jim Coyle You could say I am a bit like the 5’-5” basketball coach when it comes to Leadership and Management.  I am pretty good at coaching great leaders and managers, but I wasn’t built to “play” the game myself.   This is where the story begins. I was working with one of my great [...]

2020-01-27T08:48:29-05:00January 27th, 2020|Communication, EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), Leadership, Management|Comments Off on The Secret Ingredient to Great Management

You Don’t Need Agreement, You Need Commitment

By Jim Coyle This blog post first appeared on EOSWW on 9/26. Lately, I have found that many of my clients are confused about what they really want from their teams.  They keep talking about the struggle they are having with getting agreement on their team.  They may say something like “my team is just [...]

2019-10-28T10:24:46-04:00October 28th, 2019|Accountability, Blog Articles, Company Culture, EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), Leadership, Management|Comments Off on You Don’t Need Agreement, You Need Commitment

What Do You Geek About?

There was a fun promotion with libraries a few years back.  It was a national campaign that I was asked to be a part of for our local Kalamazoo Public Library.  For the campaign, I was asked, “What do you Geek about?”  The idea was our passions are the things that we show excitement for, and [...]

2019-09-16T12:57:52-04:00September 16th, 2019|Blog Articles, Employee Development, EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), Focus, Management, Uncategorized|Comments Off on What Do You Geek About?

Meetings Aren’t Bad

The truth is, you probably don't like meetings because your meetings are bad, not because they are pointless. Most people don't realize that company communication issues, whether you know it or not, are what take your meetings off focus. By creating a bulletproof agenda you can solve all your issues while keeping people accountable and [...]

2019-09-04T12:59:20-04:00September 2nd, 2019|EOS, Good Communication, L-10 Meeting, Meeting Pulse, Meetings, Podcasts, Time Management|Comments Off on Meetings Aren’t Bad

Duct Taping Your Issues

Instead of reaching for the duct tape and sticking band-aids over problems, have you ever thought about getting to the root cause of the issue? Rather than taking a MacGyver approach and treating the symptoms, you can develop a systematic approach to identifying and solving your core issues. Give yourself the gift of better operations [...]

2019-09-04T12:56:58-04:00August 26th, 2019|Conflict Resolution, EOS, Good Communication, IDS, Issues, Podcasts|Comments Off on Duct Taping Your Issues

Build Your Culture and Keep Your Employees Around

It has been proven that employees stick around because of a great culture. This ultimately comes down to having a strong set of core values in your organization. By surrounding yourself with people who love what they do, or fit seamlessly into your business culture, you can create an environment that will keep people working [...]

2019-08-21T12:15:39-04:00August 19th, 2019|Business Values, Connecting with your people, Core Values, Podcasts, Team Health|Comments Off on Build Your Culture and Keep Your Employees Around