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  • The Importance of Allowing Experimentation on Your Farm

    May 2, 2019

    A culture that allows for experimentation is not only good for an operation’s bottom line; it is also something leaders and employees value. Let’s face it, innovative cultures where experimentation is embraced are generally depicted as positive and fun places to work. There are several key reasons for embracing experimentation as a key activity in […]

  • The Discipline of the “Organizational Checkup”

    May 2, 2019

    Are you in the habit of getting an annual physical? Many of us do this as a preventative measure to stay healthy. How about within your organization? Does your leadership team periodically assess the strength of your organization? This is a discipline that is often misunderstood or ignored. Organizational Checkup Benefits In my observation, strong […]

  • 3 Strike Rule: When and How to Use It

    April 30, 2019

    One key factor in managing people is to provide clear expectations around their roles and responsibilities. This builds the accountability that leads to results. The 3-Strike Rule is a process for evaluation and action when an employee is not performing up to standards. It offers the feedback needed to help them get on track and […]

  • Identifying the Right Candidate Using EOS® Tools

    April 23, 2019

    You have a great business with a unique product, great market share and good cash flow. You have a clear vision for where you want to take your business. However, without the right people, in the right seats, that vision won’t be shared by your team, you will take longer to achieve it – and […]

  • 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 […]

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