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Learn how implementing The EOS Model™ can make your company more successful. Experienced business leaders and mentors share their knowledge & advice.

Why you should say no to 10,000 great ideas

Why You Should Say NO to 10,000 Good Ideas

Businesses that try to take on 10,000 good ideas don’t gain traction. It takes extraordinary effort to keep everyone on the same page, and they inevitably end up with conflicting directions that confuse the team. Roles and responsibilities aren’t clear, and it’s difficult to attract talent when the company itself isn’t clear on what they […]

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Good Turnover

Introducing the Concept of Good Turnover

There are people within your company right now, who are NOT the right people for your company. They may be productive, but they do not share the core values of your company and therefore, are not playing by the rules, get political, think of themselves before the company and in general, are not unified with […]

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Building Trust the great multiplier of performance

Building TRUST: The Great Multiplier of Performance

Simply put, trust can accelerate or destroy any business or relationship. When people prioritize building trust they enjoy better relationships, reputations, employee engagement, retention, revenue and results! When there is lack of trust, everything takes longer and costs more. Trust me on this!!

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Get what you want from your business

Get What You Want From Your Business

I’ve begun starting the session with a simple request that every member of the audience think ahead ten years and write down what he or she wants from the business. If it’s growth, I ask them to record something specific – revenue, people or geography. If it’s more profit, how much? If it’s better people […]

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Flying by the seat of your pants

Flying By the Seat of Your Pants Can Hurt! Leadership Lessons from the Cockpit

When I first learned to fly, it was always in great conditions. Clear and sunny skies, no turbulence and very little traffic, with my instructor handling all radio communications. This helped me gain confidence, learn to trust my instincts and develop a real feel for piloting the aircraft. I was perfectly comfortable “flying by the […]

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Lazy language

Lazy Language: 3 Ways to Clarify Corporate Nomenclature

“The more precise and clear our corporate language becomes, the easier and less complex work is.”  – Walt Brown Below are three dangerous areas that become very evident when my clients and I journey deeper into EOS and become more precise and accurate with corporate language and nomenclature*. 1. Death by pronoun. Everyone understand what I am saying […]

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The soul of your company

The Soul of Your Company

In his recent post Terroir, Seth Godin describes terroir as the set of special characteristics that the geography, geology and climate of a certain place pass on to wine, cheese, chocolate or other foods. It is one of the characteristics that sets one food apart from another. One of the aspects of the food that […]

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How many meetings with whom

How Many Meetings Do I Need With Whom?!

If you don’t answer this common leader question properly, as your business grows in number of customers, employees, vendors and initiatives, you will experience a scalability problem. You will find yourself spending a disproportionate amount of your time in meetings and your frustration will grow as you realize you can’t effectively communicate with everyone. It’s […]

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Beware the Seagull

Beware the Seagull

Members of healthy leadership teams are engaged, committed, and accountable for achieving the collective results of the organization. When I’m conducting a session with a room full of those people, it’s an energizing, productive and rewarding experience. When even one member of the team isn’t properly engaged, it‘s often a long, painful, unproductive day. I […]

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Are you a heads down leader

Are You a Heads-Down Leader? Leadership Lessons from the Cockpit

In my last post, I referred to “heads-down management,” a term used to describe leaders who duck to avoid inevitable collisions with unpleasant circumstances. In other words, they avoid bad news. Get your head up and look out the window! These are the words my flight instructor used as I worked towards my instrument rating.

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