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8 Questions

8 Powerful Questions to Crystallize Your Company Vision

Written By: Don Tinney on November 21, 2014

Don’t ever agree to disagree.  Finding agreement is one of the key obstacles organizations face when trying to get to the next level. It’s not that the leaders don’t have a vision for their company, but that there are several visions that don’t align. Conflict Creates Unity It’s often tempting to gloss over conflicts in […]

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Long Term Issues

Smart + Healthy = Enduring Success: Long-Term Issues

Written By: Mark Abbott on November 13, 2014

We all have issues.  A shocking confession, I know!  By definition, an issue is an important topic for debate or discussion.   Consequently, issues aren’t just problems to be solved, threats to be thwarted, or obstacles to overcome, but they include opportunities to be grasped and challenges to be embraced. One of the major differences between […]

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Left on a mountain...

Left on the Mountain…

Written By: Tom Bouwer on November 7, 2014

Yes. It’s true – happened this September. My business partner Alex Freytag & I were Halfway up Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, when our guide left us. To be fair, his wife was having an emergency appendectomy.   But still, it did cause us more than a little concern; we still had 6,000 vertical feet to go […]

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Conflict creates Clarity

Conflict Creates Clarity

Written By: Rene Boer on November 3, 2014

Some of the best meetings that I’ve been in lately are the ones where members of the leadership team challenge each other. There’s debate and pushback and the discussions are heated. Each person is actively engaged putting the greater good of the organization ahead of personal agendas. Sometimes the feedback they give each other stings […]

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Get your company unstuck

Get Your Company Unstuck with a Compelling Vision

Written By: Don Tinney on October 30, 2014

Organizational Vision Problems Most entrepreneurs can clearly see a vision for their business. Their problem is that they assume everyone else in the organization can see it too. Most of the time they don’t, and as a result, leaders end up frustrated, staff become confused, and the company gets stuck in the mud without any […]

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A great habit is hard to break

A Great Habit is Hard to Break

Written By: Rene Boer on October 28, 2014

After a recent EOS session, the owner made a comment about the importance of repetition in mastering a skill. Specifically, he was talking about the weekly Level 10 meeting and, after just six meetings, how much better his team was becoming at identifying, discussing and solving issues, getting things done, improving communication and team health. […]

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The right tools

The Right Tools for the Job

Written By: Jim Coyle on October 25, 2014

I traveled to Peru one summer to help build a school. My job was to construct the baño (bathroom). The area didn’t have electricity so we did everything with hand tools. As I dove into the job, I realized that it would take us three to four times longer without electricity. It was frustrating for […]

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The “80% Rule”: Making Good Decisions Easier and Faster

Written By: Mark Abbott on October 21, 2014

More often than not, we have to make decisions with less-than-perfect information or insight.  That’s just life, especially as a leader.  The biggest common denominator of great leaders and great leadership teams is the ability to make good decisions with less-than-perfect information. But how do we make a decision when there are “gaps” in our […]

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Building Your Culture

Written By: Ed Callahan on October 16, 2014

Great employees stay at companies, not for the money or the benefits, but for the culture. Employees want to work at companies where it feels great to come to work. They come in early and hang around at the end of the day because they love being around other great employees. Your culture is built […]

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Conventional wisdom

Conventional Thought

Written By: Rene Boer on October 13, 2014

In the 19th Century, anthropologists believed that Polynesia was settled by people who migrated there from Southeast Asia. This became the conventional view until a young Thor Hyerdahl challenged the experts. His contention, based on evidence gathered while living with the natives, was that Polynesia was settled by people from the east, specifically South America. […]

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