Your Team Needs More Moments of Truth

Do you find moments of truth to be elusive in the workplace? Even if you’re at a place that is ethical and are surrounded by people that aim to do the right thing, the truth can still be elusive. And when we don’t have complete truth in the workplace, perception wins. I want to share [...]

2018-09-17T09:59:08+00:00September 17th, 2018|Blog Articles, Communication, Company Culture, Conflict Management, Meeting Pulse|Comments Off on Your Team Needs More Moments of Truth

How EOS Could Change Your Personal Life

Recently, I facilitated a Vision Building™ 1 session with a client. This is the second of the beginning sessions, and it had been 30 days since we had our Focus Day™ session. As always, we shared our personal and professional bests at the beginning of the meeting. The CEO began by saying, “My personal and [...]

2018-08-20T09:01:54+00:00August 20th, 2018|Blog Articles, Company Culture, EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), Team Health, Work Life Balance|Comments Off on How EOS Could Change Your Personal Life

Culture Doesn’t Beat Strategy—It’s the Foundation of Strategy

The very question of which is more important—company culture or strategy—misses the mark. If your business consists of more than one person, your company has a culture. The fact that you’re successful, and your business has a viable plan for creating a positive economic impact for your employees and your customers, indicates you have a [...]

2017-12-11T18:04:28+00:00December 11th, 2017|Company Culture, Strategic Planning|Comments Off on Culture Doesn’t Beat Strategy—It’s the Foundation of Strategy

Why You Should Manage All Your Employees Like Millennials

I recently had a conversation with a friend who was struggling with managing a millennial. She asked me for thoughts on how to best manage her younger staff. As we talked, I realized that Millennials take a bad rap for being needy for things that we as leaders and managers should be doing anyway. I [...]

Is “West Michigan Nice” Hurting Your Business?

“West Michigan nice.” It’s one of the phrases you understand well if you live in West Michigan. West Michigan nice is this strange cultural loophole around issues where you can’t seem to get full honesty from your closest neighbor, your coworker, and sometimes even your family. It's a comfort for some and a pain point [...]

2017-09-07T11:50:33+00:00September 11th, 2017|Communication, Company Culture, Conflict Management|1 Comment

You Won’t Get a Stronger Business by Doing the Same Thing

By Ken Bogard Have you ever witnessed a business crumble right before your very eyes? Have you ever seen an organization with potential that went absolutely nowhere? Some businesses fail and some businesses with full potential sit locked away. There are many reasons why businesses fail: under-capitalization, poor leadership, adverse market trends, lack of customer [...]

2017-08-07T15:10:06+00:00August 7th, 2017|Blog Articles, Company Culture, Company Growing Pains|Comments Off on You Won’t Get a Stronger Business by Doing the Same Thing

Verbal Hugs – Are They Keeping You From Being an Effective Communicator?

If you want to be a more effective communicator, have more productive meetings, and have people respect you more - skip the verbal hugs.  “Sounds good Jim, but what the heck is a verbal hug?” Good question.  A verbal hug is used to soften the blow of what you believe is going to be difficult [...]

2017-01-06T15:39:39+00:00January 6th, 2017|Accountability, Blog Articles, Communication, Company Culture, Conflict Management, EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), Management, Team Health, Time Wasters|Comments Off on Verbal Hugs – Are They Keeping You From Being an Effective Communicator?

Effectiveness = Ability x Commitment

November 15th, 2016 Let me ask the leaders a couple questions. Do you find yourself clearly stating what needs to be done in your team? When a team member has an issue, do you tell them the best way to fix their issue? If you are working through a performance concern with staff member, do [...]

2017-01-02T21:13:41+00:00November 16th, 2016|Accountability, Blog Articles, Communication, Company Culture, EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), Management, Small Business|Comments Off on Effectiveness = Ability x Commitment

Tribal Lingo and Company Culture

January 6, 2016 by Alex Freytag At EOS we teach that you can’t build a business on multiple operating systems with multiple languages. Your language must be intentional and conscious. When you use consistent language on a daily basis with your team, it reinforces your company culture and helps your team to bond. EOS Terms [...]

2017-01-02T21:13:44+00:00January 6th, 2016|Blog Articles, Communication, Company Culture, EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), Guest Author, Management|Comments Off on Tribal Lingo and Company Culture