The Secret Ingredient to Great Management

By Jim Coyle You could say I am a bit like the 5’-5” basketball coach when it comes to Leadership and Management.  I am pretty good at coaching great leaders and managers, but I wasn’t built to “play” the game myself.   This is where the story begins. I was working with one of my great [...]

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

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?

Clarity Creates Impact

I recently had the honor of doing a breakout session at the EOS Annual Conference in Atlanta. My presentation was on the discipline of Scorecards and Measurables.  As I dug into my topic, I had a big a-ha moment...I realized one of the key reasons that EOS® is such a transformational force for businesses is that Clarity [...]

2019-05-27T17:17:26-04:00May 27th, 2019|Blog Articles, Busines Values, EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), Goal Setting, Mission / Vision / Purpose|Comments Off on Clarity Creates Impact

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

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 [...]

2018-08-20T09:01:54-04:00August 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

The Science of Measured Management

I recently read about two studies that reveal how companies that see the best performance  are the ones that use professional management techniques as defined by setting targets, rewarding performance, and measuring results. One of the studies was based on an analysis of companies that died, survived, and thrived during the “great recession.” [...]

2017-07-24T19:50:02-04:00July 24th, 2017|Blog Articles, EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), Management|Comments Off on The Science of Measured Management

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 [...]

2017-01-06T15:39:39-05:00January 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?

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 [...]

2017-01-02T21:13:41-05:00December 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