The Pin That Holds EOS® Together

By Jim Coyle “Jim, it has been just a messed-up quarter. I would grade it a ‘C’ at best,” said the operations leader.  “I have to agree. Things are just off with us and the team. I give the quarter a ‘C-’,“ said the integrator.   The feedback went on in a similar fashion from the rest [...]

2020-12-23T08:42:29-05:00December 23rd, 2020|Blog Articles, Communication, Company Culture, EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), Focus, Meeting Pulse, Team Health|Comments Off on The Pin That Holds EOS® Together

When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get… Focused!

We find ourselves in uncharted waters, and now more than ever, your team needs you to lead them through to the other side. It can be overwhelming, but you didn’t get this far to only get this far. Our friends at 87plus put together this amazing infographic checklist to help you stay focused. We [...]

2020-04-16T11:06:20-04:00April 16th, 2020|Blog Articles, Conflict Management, Focus, Leadership, Management, Prioritization, Problem Solving|Comments Off on When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get… Focused!

Tips for Working From Home

Working from home?  Fear not! Working from home can be fruitful. It certainly was for Sir Isaac Newton. In 1665, the pandemic he experienced forced him to quarantine, and during that time, he developed some of his most groundbreaking theories. See the great article from the Washington Post,  “During a pandemic, Isaac Newton had to [...]

2020-04-01T18:29:35-04:00April 2nd, 2020|Conflict Management, Focus, Goal Setting, Problem Solving, Structure, Team Health|Comments Off on Tips for Working From Home

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 Leadership Working as a Team?

By David Bowman It’s the responsibility of the leadership team to create Vision, Traction, and Healthy within their organization. First, each team member’s job is to ensure that they are absolutely on the same page with where the organization is going and how they intend to get there. Next, they have to ensure that the [...]

2019-08-18T16:51:34-04:00August 19th, 2019|Focus, Leadership, Management, Mission / Vision / Purpose|Comments Off on Is Your Company Leadership Working as a Team?

Why Is It Hard for Business Leaders to Know What They Want?

When people ask me what I do for a living, I say that I help business leaders get what they want from their business. But I’ve found that most business leaders don’t really know what they want—other than some vague concept of growth, passing something on to their kids, or getting acquired. Maybe that’s why [...]

2018-02-28T13:50:44-05:00February 27th, 2018|Blog Articles, Focus, Mission / Vision / Purpose, Small Business, Vision|Comments Off on Why Is It Hard for Business Leaders to Know What They Want?

To be Clear, Cut to the Chase

August 4th, 2016 One of my favorite emails that I have ever gotten ended with the author saying, “Sorry the email was so long. If I had more time it would have been shorter.” How on earth does this make sense? He would have typed less words if he had more time? But, there is [...]

2017-01-02T21:13:42-05:00August 2nd, 2016|Blog Articles, EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), Focus, Good Communication, Leadership, Mission Statement, Small Business, Strategic Planning|Comments Off on To be Clear, Cut to the Chase