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

Controlling Techniques: How “Right Seat” Changes to “Wrong Person” by David Bowman

Generally, when working with clients, it’s often easier to distinguish right person if the client has done a great job at creating meaningful Core Values than it is to distinguish right seat due to the complex nature of performance. Let’s consider the following scenario: You have been dreading, for a week now, the conversation that [...]

2017-01-02T21:13:41-04:00December 21st, 2016|Blog Articles, Employee Development, EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), Management, Problem Solving|Comments Off on Controlling Techniques: How “Right Seat” Changes to “Wrong Person” by David Bowman

There are Only Three Reasons Why Employees Fail

May 4, 2016 Let's simplify life at work. There are really only three reasons why one of your team members would fail. First, they are not the right people. This can be determined by identifying if they care about the same things as the company. Or, more simply, do they have the company’s core values? [...]

2017-01-02T21:13:43-04:00May 4th, 2016|Accountability, Blog Articles, Employee Development, Hiring / Firing, Leadership, Management|Comments Off on There are Only Three Reasons Why Employees Fail