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 [...]

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?

Is Your Company Leadership Working as a Team?

By David Bowman It’s the responsibility of the leadership team to create Vision, Traction, and Healthy within their organization. First, each team member’s job is to ensure that they are absolutely on the same page with where the organization is going and how they intend to get there. Next, they have to ensure that the [...]

2019-08-18T16:51:34-04:00August 19th, 2019|Focus, Leadership, Management, Mission / Vision / Purpose|Comments Off on Is Your Company Leadership Working as a Team?

Is Your Company Getting Everything It Needs from the Visionary Seat?

This article originally appeared on the EOS Worldwide blog on May 20, 2019. Hey Ms./Mr. Visionary, is your company getting everything it needs from the Visionary Seat? Not sure? Start with these questions to find out: Is your company culture something to brag about? Are you bringing new concepts and ideas to the team? Do you know [...]

2019-07-22T10:26:23-04:00July 22nd, 2019|Blog Articles, Company Culture, Employee Development, Goal Setting, Leadership, Mission / Vision / Purpose|Comments Off on Is Your Company Getting Everything It Needs from the Visionary Seat?

When in Doubt, Follow the Process

Have you ever wanted to get in a room with a team in conflict and just let the emotions out? I recently was asked to facilitate a session for a client who was negotiating with a major partner who is not an EOS® company.  The partner company was a subsidiary of a larger organization.  The [...]

2019-06-23T19:37:08-04:00June 24th, 2019|Blog Articles, Communication, Conflict Management, Leadership, Problem Solving|Comments Off on When in Doubt, Follow the Process

Clarity Creates Impact

I recently had the honor of doing a breakout session at the EOS Annual Conference in Atlanta. My presentation was on the discipline of Scorecards and Measurables.  As I dug into my topic, I had a big a-ha moment...I realized one of the key reasons that EOS® is such a transformational force for businesses is that Clarity [...]

2019-05-27T17:17:26-04:00May 27th, 2019|Blog Articles, Busines Values, EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), Goal Setting, Mission / Vision / Purpose|Comments Off on Clarity Creates Impact

Does Everyone in Your Company Have a Number?

A couple of months back, I asked, “Do you and your scorecard measure up?” If you rolled up your sleeves and can now answer with, “Darn right, Jim. We are dialed in!” Then, it’s time to take it to the next level.  It’s time to get to the point where every team has a scorecard, every [...]

2019-05-01T11:09:27-04:00May 13th, 2019|Accountability, Employee Development, Goal Setting, Management, Mission / Vision / Purpose|Comments Off on Does Everyone in Your Company Have a Number?

Oh, The Life of a Visionary

As a visionary have you ever thought, “Everyone keeps telling me what I can and can’t do!  I own this place and at the end of the day I’m going to do what I think is best!”? Before EOS Oh, the life of a frustrated Visionary™.  On some level, we know that we frustrate people [...]

2019-05-01T11:00:38-04:00May 1st, 2019|Employee Development, EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), Leadership, Management, Mission / Vision / Purpose|Comments Off on Oh, The Life of a Visionary

3 Ways to Build Trust In Your Organization

This article originally appeared on the EOS Worldwide blog on December 20, 2018. The foundation to a healthy team = trust. The fabric of all organizations = teams. So, the more trusting your teams are, the healthier you will be as an organization. I just did what Ms. Shultz taught you in your dreaded geometry [...]

2019-01-21T12:58:55-04:00January 21st, 2019|Blog Articles, Company Culture, Good Communication, Team Health|Comments Off on 3 Ways to Build Trust In Your Organization

Are Your Leaders Ready to Do the Hard Work of Leadership?

Leadership is hard! As Gino Wickman and René Boer point out in the book How to be a Great Boss, it’s not for everyone. Please do a lot of soul-searching before taking on a Leadership, Management and Accountability™ (LMA™) role in your organization or allowing others to do so. I recently saw an example lived [...]

2018-12-11T13:03:18-04:00December 11th, 2018|Accountability, Blog Articles, Leadership, Management, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Are Your Leaders Ready to Do the Hard Work of Leadership?