To The Point – Blog

  • Issues Solving With Speed

    April 17, 2019

    Bill Clinton made his national debut with a speech at the 1988 Democratic National Convention. He went on for 90 minutes. By far his biggest applause line of the night was “And so, in conclusion. . .” If only he’d started there. Issue-Solving It’s human nature to tell the story first and make the point […]

  • Confronting an Inefficient Team Member

    April 15, 2019

    It’s a good rule of thumb that when a member of your team needs to leave, you’re going to experience 36 hours of pain. The only question is when. Get It, Want It, Capacity to Do It (GWC) I recently watched a leadership team I have been working with for a year and a half […]

  • A Simple Question To Keep Your Organization Healthy and Productive

    April 1, 2019

    Two epidemics kill cultures: end runs and unresolved complaining. Both waste time and energy, and are ultimately toxic to the health and productivity of your company. Luckily, these epidemics can be cured by asking a simple, powerful question. Epidemic #1: The End Run An end run happens when an employee goes around a manager to […]

  • Discipline Shouldn’t Be Scary

    March 25, 2019

    Accountability and discipline are often associated with negative stereotypes and consequences. It usually means forcing something on someone. It doesn’t have to be. When done right, accountability is embraced instead of feared. If you are doing all you can as a leader and manager, then accountability results. If not, then it’s time to find another […]

  • Solving Business Pain

    March 21, 2019

    Too often when things aren’t going right in your Business, you tend to focus on where you think the problems lie and come up with a solution in isolation to what’s going on elsewhere in the company. It would be like getting a prescription from a doctor without first having a consultation about your symptoms […]

  • Why Do Some Rocks Feel Like Boulders?

    March 18, 2019

    EOS-run companies live by their quarterly Rocks. It’s in their DNA. Perhaps you’re not familiar with the term or you’re not clear of the true meaning. Rocks are simply 90-day priorities that yield BIG impact when completed. The key is to consistently pick the right Rocks and get them done. But this may not be […]

  • 5 Steps to a GREAT Scorecard

    February 27, 2019

    A lot of EOS® companies struggle at the start of their journey with their Scorecard by trying to monitor too much information instead of focusing only on a handful of measurables. As a result, they don’t love their scorecard and it doesn’t work well for them. If that is the case for you and your […]

  • Expect Good Turnover

    February 13, 2019

    Years ago, I bought my dream car: a three-year-old 1984 BMW 528e. Suddenly, I started noticing other BMWs just like mine on the road everywhere. Psychologists tell us that this is the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon, otherwise known as frequency illusion or recency illusion. This occurs when the thing you’ve just noticed, experienced, or been told about, […]

  • From Delegate To Elevate

    January 28, 2019

    Do you ever get stuck on how to delegate effectively? Have you ever considered that delegation can be done creatively? Elevate To Your Unique Ability I worked with a leadership team that came up with these eight ways to delegate in order to elevate to its unique ability. D – Delegate. Delegation requires trust in […]

  • Managing Your Rocks

    January 24, 2019

    It’s no secret that successful businesses operate with a clear vision shared by everyone. They identify and solve issues promptly in an open and honest environment. But how do you keep everyone focused, aligned and communicating well? Set Your Quarterly Priorities Most businesses are pretty good at business planning for the year, but few focus […]