EOS Blog


Resolving Business Problems in the Midst of Discouragement

If resolving business problems is making your leadership team discouraged, you’re not alone. Some of my entrepreneurial leadership teams hit an emotional wall after their first year of implementing EOS—especially if they need to resolve many large organizational issues in the company. Even when they make significant progress in the first year, they still feel unsatisfied […]

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Fresnel Lens & Focus

Fresnel Lenses & Focus

“A Fresnel lens is a type of compact lens originally developed by French physicist Augustin-Jean Fresnel for lighthouses. The design allows the construction of lenses of large aperture and short focal length without the mass and volume of material that would be required by a lens of conventional design. . .  A Fresnel lens . . […]

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A Wildly Successful Business Is a Boring Business

Jim Collins says that mediocrity stems from chronic inconsistency. What a powerful and accurate phrase. It’s frustrating for me to see business leaders making major changes in their company when their system is already working. Dig deep enough and you’ll often find it’s because the system has become old hat. There’s nothing wrong with the […]

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Right People - Right Seats

Right People – Right Seats

Sure, you’ve heard “get the right people in the right seats”. But many business leaders don’t know what that actually means.  Everybody knows the mantra, but most don’t know how to make it happen. The truth is, there’s a simple process for making sure you hire the right people on your bus — and jettison the […]

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Speak Now

The First Rule in Strategic Planning Meetings – Speak Now

Most of us have probably heard the statement, “Speak now or forever hold your peace” in the context of a marriage ceremony.  The directive presumes that wedding participants will have to live with the future consequences of failure to communicate an objection in that brief moment. The same directive and presumption applies to strategic planning […]

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Sore Spots

Sore Spots

On a recent Saturday, my wife Trina and I along with a good friend and client went for a hike deep into the backcountry of the Cascade Mountain range. The hike (climb/scramble) consisted of 9 miles round trip with a total of nearly 2,900′ of ascent. We found yet another absolutely amazing piece of God’s creation. On the […]

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Turn the ship around

“Turn the Ship Around!” by David Marquet

If you can’t see the above video, you can find it here on YouTube. Like all TedX talks, it is 12 minutes long. The military is the penultimate example of top down leadership. After all, lives are at risk. There is no room for error. David Marquet, a retired Navy Captain, took exception to that notion […]

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How to Achieve Alignment in Your Leadership Team

When your leadership team is faced with a major issue, how many interests are sitting at the table? If you’re like most organizations, you have one interest for each person in the room. There’s the CEO’s interest, a Sales interest, a Finance interest, an Operations interest, an HR interest…and on and on. Misaligned Teams Don’t […]

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7 biggest meeting mistakes

The 7 Biggest Meeting Mistakes No One Talks About

Search Google for “Meeting Mistakes” and you’ll pull up 52,200,000 results. That’s a lot of meeting mistakes! But after about ten articles you’ll start to see the same mistakes listed again and again. And none of them include some of the biggest meeting problems companies have. Common wisdom says that you should have the fewest […]

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Are you taking Clarity Breaks

Are you taking Clarity Breaks?

We know that it is healthy to detach from the world occasionally to reflect and spend some quality time with yourself. It is rejuvenating, stress relieving and if you are lucky even downright fun. Try it, completely unplug and focus on you. You owe it to yourself! Now take those same principles and apply them […]

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