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 [...]

2019-10-28T10:24:46-05:00October 28th, 2019|Accountability, Blog Articles, Company Culture, EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), Leadership, Management|Comments Off on You Don’t Need Agreement, You Need Commitment

Unpacking Issues with EOS and the Issues List

By David Bowman It’s often true, that an Issue placed on the Issues List is a symptom of something much larger or complex than originally understood.  It’s truly a skill that takes time to hone for a team to get really good at the “Identify” component of IDSTM (Identify-Discuss-Solve). Using the Issues List to Address [...]

2019-10-21T12:41:40-05:00October 7th, 2019|Blog Articles, Communication, Conflict Management, Difficult Decisions, Management|Comments Off on Unpacking Issues with EOS and the Issues List

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 [...]

2019-09-16T12:57:52-05:00September 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 [...]

2019-08-18T16:51:34-05:00August 19th, 2019|Focus, Leadership, Management, Mission / Vision / Purpose|Comments Off on Is Your Company Leadership Working as a Team?

Does Everyone in Your Company Have a Number?

A couple of months back, I asked, “Do you and your scorecard measure up?” If you rolled up your sleeves and can now answer with, “Darn right, Jim. We are dialed in!” Then, it’s time to take it to the next level.  It’s time to get to the point where every team has a scorecard, every [...]

2019-05-01T11:09:27-05:00May 13th, 2019|Accountability, Employee Development, Goal Setting, Management, Mission / Vision / Purpose|Comments Off on Does Everyone in Your Company Have a Number?

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 [...]

2019-05-01T11:00:38-05:00May 1st, 2019|Employee Development, EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), Leadership, Management, Mission / Vision / Purpose|Comments Off on Oh, The Life of a Visionary

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 [...]

2018-12-11T13:03:18-05:00December 11th, 2018|Accountability, Blog Articles, Leadership, Management, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Are Your Leaders Ready to Do the Hard Work of Leadership?

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 [...]

2018-08-06T08:25:19-05:00August 6th, 2018|Blog Articles, Leadership, Management, Simplify|Comments Off on Are you Strategically Growing or Tactically Sustaining?

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 [...]

2018-06-20T08:08:10-05:00June 18th, 2018|Blog Articles, Leadership, Management|Comments Off on How Do You Know If You’re Leading and Managing Effectively?

10 Tips for Better Accountability

Are you sick and tired of people not being accountable and not taking ownership of basic levels of performance? Is there a lack of accountability at the leadership team level—even though the organization has been involved in huge efforts to be more data-oriented? Maybe your peers helped create performance scoreboards and dashboards to hold their [...]

2017-10-26T15:40:12-05:00October 30th, 2017|Accountability, Leadership, Management|Comments Off on 10 Tips for Better Accountability