EOS and Family Business Transition

By Andrew Williams Having invested two decades of their lives into growing their manufacturing business, John and his wife Sandy concluded they were finally ready to retire and spend winters in Hilton Head. However, these first-generation entrepreneurs came to realize that their lives were so intertwined with those of their employee Team, selling the business [...]

2021-02-15T13:26:15-05:00February 15th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on EOS and Family Business Transition

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?

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?

What Millennials Need

Business managers have to handle a lot of different personalities and different generations in their positions. One of these groups that is having many scratch their heads is trying to figure out what's up with those millennials? While some argue they are getting a bad reputation for no reason, it’s really very simple to motivate [...]

2019-01-24T14:29:53-05:00October 15th, 2018|Clear Direction, Connecting with your people, Core Focus, Core Values, Culture, Leadership, Management, Podcasts, Uncategorized|Comments Off on What Millennials Need

Why Culture Matters and How to Shape It

Company culture is something that you hear a lot about, but is hard to define exactly. Jim helps us break down the broad concept of culture and really understand the need for a positive culture. As Peter Drucker famously said, culture eats strategy for breakfast. It is an increasingly important aspect of any business, and [...]

2018-08-14T10:38:54-04:00July 16th, 2018|Business Values, Culture, Good Communication, Leadership, Podcasts, Team Health, Uncategorized, Vision|Comments Off on Why Culture Matters and How to Shape It