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

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

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

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?

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 [...]

2018-12-11T13:03:18-05:00December 11th, 2018|Accountability, Blog Articles, Leadership, Management, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Are Your Leaders Ready to Do the Hard Work of Leadership?

Does Your Scorecard Measure Up?

I was recently working in a local coffee shop when one of my previous clients stopped at my table to announce that they had just revamped all of their Scorecards. He said that the process revealed the need to make some people changes. The exercise created real clarity and made their decisions easier, because they [...]

2018-10-30T16:21:30-04:00October 30th, 2018|Accountability, Leadership|Comments Off on Does Your Scorecard Measure Up?

4 Ways The Blame Game Can Kill Your Business

Is the blame game killing your business before you even know it? It is always difficult to own up to the fact that sometimes when you are the boss, you are also the problem. It is important to take ownership and not be afraid to ask for help. That’s where EOS – or the Entrepreneurial [...]

2018-08-14T10:18:00-04:00July 16th, 2018|Accountability, Podcasts, Responsibility, Trust, Vulnerability|Comments Off on 4 Ways The Blame Game Can Kill Your Business

The Critical Difference Between an Accountability Chart and an Org Chart

When I introduce leadership teams to EOS, they often ask me, “What’s the difference between an Accountability Chart™ and an organizational chart?” It’s a good question, because at first glance the two concepts appear the same. But there’s a critical difference, and it’s important that your leadership team understands what makes the Accountability Chart so [...]

2018-04-02T09:24:11-04:00April 2nd, 2018|Accountability, Blog Articles, Structure|Comments Off on The Critical Difference Between an Accountability Chart and an Org Chart