To The Point – Blog

  • The Power of the Issues List

    November 20, 2017

    Two workers in the Operations Department of a company were working one Friday evening to push out a late delivery. One saw a problem about to happen and said to the other, “Look at that! We can’t ship this out. This order is not correct.” “You’re right,” said the other, “But neither one of us […]

  • Visionaries and Integrators – Part 2: What is a Visionary?

    November 2, 2017

    One of the most powerful EOS® tools is the Accountability Chart. It’s powerful because it crystallizes the right structure and illustrates all available seats in your organization. In addition, it clarifies who reports to who and who is accountable for what. All that said, it also illuminates the Visionary and Integrator roles sitting atop the […]

  • Visionaries and Integrators – Part 1: Why Both Are Essential

    November 1, 2017

    In an entrepreneurial company, the roles of Visionary and Integrator are an essential part of the organization, no matter how big or how small. The Visionary and the Integrator couldn’t be more different in terms of how they think and problem-solve. However, when their individual Unique Ability® is correctly matched together and they are working […]

  • How GWC™ Helps You Get the Right Person in the Right Seat

    October 30, 2017

    Creating the Accountability Chart with the help of an EOS® Implementer helps leadership teams identify who is accountable for what, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that the right people are in the right seats. Before you move people into new roles or start hiring new members of the team, you need to start by evaluating […]

  • Is That Really a Rock?

    October 26, 2017

    Rocks are just priorities — the 3 to 7 most important things you must accomplish in the next ninety days. Company rocks are priorities for the company, departmental rocks are priorities for your department, and individual rocks are priorities for you or another individual. As simple as that sounds, it’s easy to overcomplicate rocks.   […]

  • Accountability Chart vs. Organizational Chart

    October 23, 2017

    If you’re like most small to medium sized entrepreneurial companies, you’ve probably tried to visually display how your company is structured or organized. So what’s the best way to do that – with an accountability chart or an organizational chart? What’s the difference? Organizational charts are focused on who reports to who, but then they […]

  • What If Your Issues List Isn’t Working?

    October 16, 2017

    Some time ago, a client of mine had a ridiculously long Issues List that was getting out of control. They never seemed to be making progress on resolving their issues – in fact, their issues seemed to be exploding! EOS® promises to help you solve your company’s issues for good. Over time, you should be […]

  • Boost Accountability, Drive Performance!

    October 12, 2017

    Poor accountability could be the single greatest threat to your company’s future – creating a culture of excuses, confusion, and inefficiencies – ultimately resulting in a poor performance. According to Gallup, only 30% of employees are “engaged,” 50% are disengaged (just going through the motions) – and an incredible 20% are actively disengaged, or working […]

  • What the Heck is a Business Operating System?

    October 9, 2017

    Imagine you arrive at the office one Monday morning. You flip on your laptop, go get a cup of coffee, and come back to your desk – only to discover the blue screen of death. Your laptop is completely unresponsive and you can’t do a thing because your operating system (OS) has crashed.Imagine you arrive […]

  • Consensus Can Kill Your Company

    September 29, 2017

    Most people would say that consensus is a wonderful thing. When everyone agrees, there will be no battles and the project will go on without a hitch, right? Unfortunately, no. In his book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni says, “Consensus is horrible. I mean, if everyone really agrees on something and consensus […]

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