The 4 Stages of Open and Honest

By David Bowman Almost all new clients beginning their journey are taking a leap of faith with the hope that EOS® will help them to actualize their already successful organization’s true potential. In order to reach this potential, EOS requires each individual in a leadership team to develop the skill of being totally “Open and [...]

Can’t Drive Accountability through Policy and Process

“They just keep messing it up.  We have had more callbacks, and it seems like we have projects that just never finish.”  The Visionary, Tom, told his team in frustration. He went on to add, “Our projects are on budget right up to the point they are supposed to be done, and then we lose [...]

2020-08-14T13:25:30-04:00August 17th, 2020|Accountability, Blog Articles, Communication, Conflict Management, Leadership, Management|Comments Off on Can’t Drive Accountability through Policy and Process

How Do You Catch A Monkey In The Wild?

By Ian Shafer It might be easier than you think. You may have heard of this simple, yet fascinating, tactic used to capture monkeys. All it requires is a bunch of bananas and a small cage. Surprisingly, the cage is for the bananas, not the monkey. It seems that the trapper simply travels into the [...]

2020-08-03T11:10:02-04:00August 3rd, 2020|Blog Articles, Company Growing Pains, Difficult Decisions, EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), Leadership, Management|Comments Off on How Do You Catch A Monkey In The Wild?

Be Kind To Your Visionary

By David Bowman Have you noticed that your Visionary has been really thrown off her game and doesn’t seem to be coping as well since life and our social structures have been thrown into chaos?  Do you remember in your Focus Day™ or whenever you took your first cut at your Accountability Chart, and your [...]

2020-07-21T13:16:00-04:00July 21st, 2020|Blog Articles, Company Culture, EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), Team Health, Vision|Comments Off on Be Kind To Your Visionary

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