Keep Calm and Prioritize: 3 Simple Lessons from Navy SEALs to Help Us Now

By Ian Shafer “When it comes to stress, don’t fight it. Turn it on itself and use it. Use it to make yourself sharper and more alert. Use it to make yourself think more and learn more.” - Jocko Willink I recommended the book “Extreme Ownership” by Jocko Willink to a client that has a [...]

2020-06-01T11:20:41-04:00June 2nd, 2020|Accountability, Blog Articles, Difficult Decisions, EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), Prioritization, Simplify, Strategic Planning|Comments Off on Keep Calm and Prioritize: 3 Simple Lessons from Navy SEALs to Help Us Now

We Overcomplicate the Things We Don’t Understand

By Jim Coyle “Jim, we just need to make sure we get all the details and every part of the process documented, so people don’t mess it up anymore.” “I think we just need to give our clients more choices.  If we had 10 to 15 options, then they would get exactly what they want.” [...]

2020-03-05T12:13:43-05:00March 9th, 2020|Blog Articles, Communication, EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), Problem Solving, Simplify|Comments Off on We Overcomplicate the Things We Don’t Understand

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?

Is Your Business Structured Like a Race Horse or a Platypus?

Most companies end up structured in a way that is very unintentional. Recently I told a new client that many companies end up with an organizational structure that looks much more like a platypus than the stallion your company needs. They got a chuckle out of this. I soon learned that the nervous laughter was [...]

2017-02-14T02:35:57-05:00February 14th, 2017|Accountability, Blog Articles, Company Growing Pains, Difficult Decisions, Leadership, Simplify, Small Business, Structure, Team Health|Comments Off on Is Your Business Structured Like a Race Horse or a Platypus?

Commitment – Your Solution to Your Accountability Issue

January 6, 2016 Do you have accountability issues in your company? If you said “No”, you are in the minority. Accountability is usually one of the biggest issues that hold organizations back. However, people talk about a lack of accountability and yet I find that many don’t really know what is meant by the word. [...]

2017-01-02T21:13:44-05:00January 6th, 2016|Accountability, Blog Articles, Communication, Management, Simplify|Comments Off on Commitment – Your Solution to Your Accountability Issue