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

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?

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

Releasing Work Pressure with Level 10 Meetings

By Ian Shafer What if all the people in your company had a magical pressure gauge that could be seen by everyone else in real-time? The dial would give a reading of overall mental state, stress level, and the ability to perform one’s job, all wrapped into one metric. Sales mismanaged the client expectations for [...]

2019-10-21T12:33:54-04:00October 21st, 2019|Blog Articles, Communication, Conflict Management, Problem Solving, Team Health|Comments Off on Releasing Work Pressure with Level 10 Meetings

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

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?