Visionary/Integrator Communication Challenges

By David Bowman Often when there are relationship challenges between Visionaries and Integrators™, it’s due to a communication failure. These challenges sometimes require a facilitated “clear the air” session, where we usually discover that the Visionary has failed to communicate expectations to the Integrator. To quote one of the EOS® founders, Don Tinney, “The root [...]

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; [...]

Is Being Nice the Same as Being Kind?

By Amy S. Courter Recently, I’ve found some teams struggling to build trust. It appears that our pandemic separation, or perhaps even our reentry into engagement with each other, has added stress and strained trust more than we expected. Our relationships feel different now, don’t they? More than a few times in recent sessions, I've [...]

2021-09-15T13:14:08-04:00September 15th, 2021|Accountability, Blog Articles, Busines Values, Communication, Company Culture, Employee Development, Good Communication, Leadership, Management, Team Health|Comments Off on Is Being Nice the Same as Being Kind?

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?

Measuring what Matters

The Issue was Working Capital. The context was Scorecarding (and a review of the prior 13 weeks’ results at a Quarterly Pulsing™ session). After stepping through each of the measurables that were currently off track and adding them to the Issues List for that day, the Leadership Team was ready to move on. “Is there anything [...]

2021-07-14T10:51:30-04:00July 7th, 2021|Blog Articles, Goal Setting, Problem Solving, Scorecard|Comments Off on Measuring what Matters

Meeting Human Needs: Nature vs. Nurture in Your Business

By David Bowman A client of mine recently rolled out a new bonus system that was designed to better align with the company’s risk/reward timing between performance and revenue. The new system changed the frequency of the payouts, but also provided everyone a way to make more money. The surprising result was that some team members [...]

2021-06-22T15:59:47-04:00June 22nd, 2021|Blog Articles, Company Culture, Employee Development, EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), Management, Sharing Vision / Mission / Values, Team Health|Comments Off on Meeting Human Needs: Nature vs. Nurture in Your Business

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?

Reflections on 2020

By David Bowman As most business people know, life is about choices.  We are generally a group of “deal with reality no matter how much it hurts” type of people.  2020 was gracious enough to provide us with a ton of opportunities to make choices.  The challenge is, left to our own devices, we don’t [...]

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

Achievement vs. Perfection

By David Bowman I was in a session recently with a client that was stuck on getting “buy-in” from the rest of the organization after rollout.  I asked him what was going on, and he said that a few people hate every aspect of EOS®; they think that their L-10’s™ are a waste of time, [...]

2020-11-08T18:01:24-05:00November 9th, 2020|Accountability, Blog Articles, Busines Values, Company Culture, EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), Leadership, Management, Team Health|Comments Off on Achievement vs. Perfection