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 [...]

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

Have You Democratized Your Numbers?

I was hanging with a flock of other EOS Implementers® from Michigan a few weeks back. We were talking about a number of topics when Ryan Henry, an Implementer out of the Lansing area, said, “When numbers are democratized is when you really begin to push accountability down in the organization.”  The comment really struck [...]

2020-10-11T19:48:46-04:00October 12th, 2020|Accountability, Blog Articles, Communication, Company Culture, Employee Development, EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), Management|Comments Off on Have You Democratized Your Numbers?

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 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?

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

Are Your Leaders the Team Your Company Deserves?

Do you know how many people are directly affected by the work you do? I ask leadership teams this question, and they usually they answer with the number of people they employ—75 or 100 or 120. “How about your vendors, employees’ families, and all your customers?” I ask. Some light bulbs start turning on, and [...]

2018-03-23T08:00:47-04:00March 26th, 2018|Blog Articles, Employee Development, Leadership|Comments Off on Are Your Leaders the Team Your Company Deserves?

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 [...]

EOS and the ABCs of Employee Performance

By David Bowman Great organizations are better at understanding the dynamics of human behavior—internally and externally—than their competitors. Yet, developing employee performance predictably and consistently is one of the greatest challenges of building a great organization. It’s not just an art, it’s a science! […]

2017-03-17T15:59:37-04:00March 16th, 2017|Blog Articles, Employee Development, Guest Author|Comments Off on EOS and the ABCs of Employee Performance