Are Your Leaders Ready to Do the Hard Work of Leadership?

Leadership is hard! As Gino Wickman and René Boer point out in the book How to be a Great Boss, it’s not for everyone. Please do a lot of soul-searching before taking on a Leadership, Management and Accountability™ (LMA™) role in your organization or allowing others to do so. I recently saw an example lived [...]

Does Your Scorecard Measure Up?

I was recently working in a local coffee shop when one of my previous clients stopped at my table to announce that they had just revamped all of their Scorecards. He said that the process revealed the need to make some people changes. The exercise created real clarity and made their decisions easier, because they [...]

2018-10-30T16:21:30+00:00October 30th, 2018|Accountability, Leadership|Comments Off on Does Your Scorecard Measure Up?

Are you Strategically Growing or Tactically Sustaining?

Do you have two roles at your company: one on the Leadership Team (LT) as well as another area of the business (e.g. the Sales Director Role and Sales Rep, Director of Ops and Shop Manager, etc.)? If so, where do you find you spend more of your time? Most often, you will get pulled [...]

2018-08-06T08:25:19+00:00August 6th, 2018|Blog Articles, Leadership, Management, Simplify|Comments Off on Are you Strategically Growing or Tactically Sustaining?

The Magic Bullet for Greatness Isn’t Magic

Maggie was poised and ready for her first day as Marketing Manager for a large toy supplier. She had a series of questions during her first meeting with her Director, Doug. She asked, “What are your expectations for me in this role?” “I expect you to be great!” Doug said with confidence. “I can be [...]

2018-07-23T09:08:31+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Blog Articles, Employee Development, Leadership, Management|Comments Off on The Magic Bullet for Greatness Isn’t Magic

How Do You Know If You’re Leading and Managing Effectively?

This article originally appeared on the EOS Worldwide blog on June 4, 2018. How well are you leading and managing your team? For most companies, this question doesn’t have an easy answer, but it’s usually something like this: “I guess pretty good? My team seems to like me.” Over the years, I have heard versions of [...]

2018-06-20T08:08:10+00:00June 18th, 2018|Blog Articles, Leadership, Management|Comments Off on How Do You Know If You’re Leading and Managing Effectively?

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+00:00March 26th, 2018|Blog Articles, Employee Development, Leadership|Comments Off on Are Your Leaders the Team Your Company Deserves?

What If Your Company Leader Is Sinking the Ship?

In the beginning of my sessions with leadership teams, I preface our time together by saying, “If you have that little voice inside of you, that little piece of you that says I should say something, then say it. We can’t afford to not know the true condition of your organization.” I say this, because [...]

2018-03-09T15:07:26+00:00March 12th, 2018|Blog Articles, Difficult Decisions, Hiring / Firing, Leadership|Comments Off on What If Your Company Leader Is Sinking the Ship?

The Essential Habit Most Entrepreneurial Leaders Are Missing

Most entrepreneurial leaders are great at doing, but they’re not so great at thinking. That’s a mistake that always comes back to bite them, eventually. I was at a recent session with a client. We were discussing a specific issue, trying to get to the root (a process called IDSing), when the team realized that [...]

2018-02-09T14:08:23+00:00February 12th, 2018|Blog Articles, Leadership, Strategic Planning|Comments Off on The Essential Habit Most Entrepreneurial Leaders Are Missing

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