Make Your Meetings Worth Every Minute

In a perfect world we would be thrilled about the next meeting on our calendar. Excited for those riveting moments that take place while seeing our colleagues in action. Anticipating the course changes we may decide on that will have a profound impact on our company’s future. But that’s a distant world from the reality [...]

2018-08-29T09:58:42+00:00September 4th, 2018|Blog Articles, EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), Meeting Pulse|Comments Off on Make Your Meetings Worth Every Minute

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

Becoming a Super Bowl-Caliber Company

The door of the Super Bowl is only open to the best teams in the NFL. Along the journey to that one chance at greatness is a long road of discipline, grit, candor, and strategic planning. Much like the Super Bowl, business success is only enjoyed by the best companies. These companies also experience a [...]

2018-02-06T15:22:13+00:00January 29th, 2018|Accountability, Blog Articles, Employee Development, EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), Leadership, Small Business|Comments Off on Becoming a Super Bowl-Caliber Company

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+00:00July 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+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?

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+00:00December 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

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

Need to Have Tough Conversation?

October, 12th, 2016 “Jim, I can’t put my finger on just one thing that has changed. But, things are just smoother, easier almost. It just doesn’t take the crazy effort to get things done like it use to. I don’t think we realized all the wasted energy and time but we do now. Things are [...]

3 Choices When Dealing with a People Problem

I am at a session with one of my clients and we are working through a problem that they have been struggling with for a while. It was a concern about one of their people. This person was not performing at the level that they should be and through our work with the People Analyzer [...]

2017-01-02T21:13:42+00:00September 8th, 2016|Blog Articles, Communication, Conflict Management, Difficult Decisions, EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), Management, Problem Solving, Small Business|Comments Off on 3 Choices When Dealing with a People Problem