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 [...]

2019-05-01T11:09:27-04:00May 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 [...]

2019-05-01T11:00:38-04:00May 1st, 2019|Employee Development, EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), Leadership, Management, Mission / Vision / Purpose|Comments Off on Oh, The Life of a Visionary

Good Parents Do This… 3 Quick, Timeless Tips to be an Effective Manager

Are your employees acting up? Not doing what you want them to do? Not getting the message? Simply put, this one could be on you, and you need to own it before things get out of hand. For centuries, there have been three tried and true methods for being a great manager; These methods include [...]

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 [...]

2018-12-11T13:03:18-04:00December 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 [...]

2018-08-06T08:25:19-04:00August 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 [...]

2018-07-23T09:08:31-04:00July 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 [...]

2018-06-20T08:08:10-04:00June 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 [...]

2017-10-26T15:40:12-04:00October 30th, 2017|Accountability, Leadership, Management|Comments Off on 10 Tips for Better Accountability

Why You Should Manage All Your Employees Like Millennials

I recently had a conversation with a friend who was struggling with managing a millennial. She asked me for thoughts on how to best manage her younger staff. As we talked, I realized that Millennials take a bad rap for being needy for things that we as leaders and managers should be doing anyway. I [...]