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

Client COVID IDS Sessions

By David Bowman This strange time period we’ve been experiencing has provided an opportunity for reflections of my past experiences, and all the times I thought I had life figured out. I began my post-Marine Corps career as an accountant, having earned my degree while serving.  Very quickly, I learned that I liked helping others [...]

2020-05-01T11:29:25-04:00May 1st, 2020|Blog Articles, Difficult Decisions, EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), Problem Solving, Strategic Planning|Comments Off on Client COVID IDS Sessions

Company Guide for Coronavirus

Hello.  If you are in Michigan, or any of the other areas under “Shelter in Place” orders, then you are now at home (like me). Maybe with kids pounding on the floors (like me), or ones that come into your space every few minutes (like me).  However, just because we are at home, please know [...]

2020-03-27T11:27:40-04:00March 27th, 2020|Difficult Decisions, EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), Management, Mission / Vision / Purpose, Problem Solving|Comments Off on Company Guide for Coronavirus

We Overcomplicate the Things We Don’t Understand

By Jim Coyle “Jim, we just need to make sure we get all the details and every part of the process documented, so people don’t mess it up anymore.” “I think we just need to give our clients more choices.  If we had 10 to 15 options, then they would get exactly what they want.” [...]

2020-03-05T12:13:43-05:00March 9th, 2020|Blog Articles, Communication, EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), Problem Solving, Simplify|Comments Off on We Overcomplicate the Things We Don’t Understand

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 [...]

2020-01-27T08:48:29-05:00January 27th, 2020|Communication, EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), Leadership, Management|Comments Off on The Secret Ingredient to Great Management

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