To The Point – Blog

  • Off The Hook

    November 20, 2018

    In a recent session with a client, several leadership team members mentioned during their check-in that EOS® was “not working.” The Integrator expressed frustration that they were not making enough progress and worried that their investment in the process was not paying off. Later in the session, I dug in a little deeper and discovered […]

  • Take 3 Steps to Strengthen the People Component™ of Your Business

    November 6, 2018

    In a survey of business owners, 82% of the respondents cited people issues as their number one frustration. Employees, partners, customers, vendors – they all weren’t on the same page! In the EOS Process™, we address this frustration head-on by asking the leadership team three questions to strengthen the People Component of their business. Let’s […]

  • 5 Common Questions About Departmental Quarterlies

    October 29, 2018

    As leadership teams begin to roll out the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS®) to the rest of the company, they’re usually excited about getting the entire organization running on EOS. But as the EOS Foundational Tools™ start rolling out, leadership teams often discover they have several questions about applying the tools at the departmental level. One […]

  • Why You Should Never Ignore Silence in a Meeting

    October 24, 2018

    Assumptions are one of the most dangerous things on a business leadership team. Why? Because no one knows what you’re thinking. At the beginning of the session, I tell teams that my expectations of them for the day are to be open and honest in the moment. Doing this “in the moment” is crucial to […]

  • What Happens When Bosses Hire Their Friends?

    October 15, 2018

    I’ve seen a number of boss/buddy relationships over the years, but the one relationship that stands out the most is my own. When I first took over the helm of running my family business, we had my father and two uncles in the company, and five other family members were involved. One our first goals […]

  • Leading Change: It’s All About What Is Staying the Same

    October 8, 2018

    Discussions about “change” happen all the time. How do we plan for it? What should we say about it? How do we manage it? Will it be seen as positive … or negative? Research shows that resistance to change is caused by several factors, such as misunderstanding, fear of the unknown, low trust, and lack […]

  • Reviewing Core Processes

    October 1, 2018

    After completing the 3-Step Process Documenter™, and before the Core Process can be Followed By All (FBA), it’s a best practice to do a review of the processes as a leadership team. One of the main reasons for doing this is that many processes integrate between departments and each department head will want to ensure […]

  • 3 Steps to Improve Your Level 10 Meeting™

    September 28, 2018

    Have you struggled to find 90 minutes for your leadership team to meet every week? Do you continue to shoplift time and hijack people throughout the week when there are issues in your business? If so, it’s time to give your Level 10 Meeting a tune up. Our most successful clients tell us they can’t […]

  • Why Do We Complicate Accountability

    September 26, 2018

    EOS® is all about focus, discipline and accountability and appropriately so. Successful organizations have all three. Lacking any one, the organizational results suffer. Yet, accountability is often misunderstood and misused. In our everyday business language we say things like, “Go hold him/her accountable,” or words to that effect. The problem is that you can’t hold […]

  • Same Kind of Different

    September 20, 2018

    As an EOS Implementer™ I have the pleasure of working with many leadership teams of entrepreneurial companies. I get together with them in a room every quarter to make sure they are moving towards their Vision, realign them as a team and solve issues. And though every team and company is unique in their own […]

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