To The Point – Blog

  • Are You Running in a Straight Line?

    July 19, 2018

    My high school cross-country coach, Chuck Lucas, was a legend. He and his teams won more than twenty league championships, countless district titles and two state titles – my senior year and the year following. There were lots of reasons “Coach Luke” was effective, but one was remarkable. He saw things other coaches never saw. […]

  • Spreading True Rumors

    July 16, 2018

    “Spreading true rumors” is a phrase I picked up when reading Patrick Lencioni’s book, The Advantage – Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business. Lencioni says that the rumor mill is the most pervasive means of communication in most companies – spreading misinformation and causing confusion in the company. Instead of trying to stop […]

  • Perfect is the Enemy of Done

    July 9, 2018

    Every entrepreneurial company, regardless of size, never has enough people, money and time to accomplish all the goals its leaders can envision for it. It’s the nature of the beast. Given that resources are always deficient in some way, it’s imperative to remember that perfect is the enemy of done. EOS® employs the 20/80 rule […]

  • 5 Tips for Building Out Your Accountability Chart

    July 5, 2018

    One of the first things an EOS Implementer™ does when working with clients is to determine the right structure for the organization using the Accountability Chart. While this can be a straightforward exercise for your senior leadership team, some of your team members may have difficulty when it’s time to build out the Accountability Chart […]

  • The Discipline of Waiting

    June 25, 2018

    When something good or bad happens, or when we have an idea, we want to share it. When we have a question, we want to ask it. When we are frustrated, we want to vent. Sharing our news, ideas, questions and frustrations whenever the urge strikes, consumes an incalculable amount of time and human energy, […]

  • The “Let Go” List

    June 21, 2018

    If you’re reading this, you just might be that founder, owner, and visionary who really struggles to let go. The company is your baby. You’ve had a hand in every aspect of it for years, and you don’t know how to feel comfortable unless you keep doing that. If that sounds like you (or the […]

  • A Culture of Ownership Starts with Clear Accountability

    June 15, 2018

    The overall safety record in commercial aviation remains strong, despite occasional high-profile incidents. In fact, the chances of fatality in an aviation accident are 1 in 9,821, while in an automobile they’re 1 in 114! There is a simple formula for the high success rate in aviation: great processes plus solid training/certification plus an obsession […]

  • Are You Solving the Wrong Issues?

    June 13, 2018

    The most common challenge leadership teams encounter as they learn to IDS™ (Identify, Discuss, Solve) issues is that they move straight to discussion without identifying the root cause of the issue. There is only one difficulty with that approach – the issue is merely a symptom of what is truly happening. If you start discussing […]

  • How Do You Know If You’re Leading and Managing Effectively?

    June 8, 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 this answer many times – but only from companies not running on […]

  • What Is Your Leadership Team’s Impact?

    June 4, 2018

    Do you know how many people are directly affected by the work you do? I ask leadership teams this question and they usually answer with the number of people they employ – 75 or 100 or 120. “How about your vendors, employees’ families, and all your customers?” I ask. Some light bulbs start turning on, […]

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