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 [...]

Keep Calm and Prioritize: 3 Simple Lessons from Navy SEALs to Help Us Now

By Ian Shafer “When it comes to stress, don’t fight it. Turn it on itself and use it. Use it to make yourself sharper and more alert. Use it to make yourself think more and learn more.” - Jocko Willink I recommended the book “Extreme Ownership” by Jocko Willink to a client that has a [...]

2020-06-01T11:20:41-04:00June 2nd, 2020|Accountability, Blog Articles, Difficult Decisions, EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), Prioritization, Simplify, Strategic Planning|Comments Off on Keep Calm and Prioritize: 3 Simple Lessons from Navy SEALs to Help Us Now

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

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

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 [...]

2020-03-27T11:27:40-04:00March 27th, 2020|Difficult Decisions, EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), Management, Mission / Vision / Purpose, Problem Solving|Comments Off on Company Guide for Coronavirus

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 [...]

2020-03-20T13:06:42-04:00March 20th, 2020|Blog Articles, Difficult Decisions, Mission / Vision / Purpose, Problem Solving, Strategic Planning|Comments Off on Where Do We Go From Here?

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.” [...]

2020-03-05T12:13:43-05:00March 9th, 2020|Blog Articles, Communication, EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), Problem Solving, Simplify|Comments Off on We Overcomplicate the Things We Don’t Understand

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?