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5 Questions to Drive 2nd-Quarter Growth


It’s hard to believe that the first quarter of 2015 is already history. By now the results should be in and hopefully you’re seeing growth. Unfortunately, many companies won’t see much difference from Q1 of 2014. But it’s not too late to drive 2nd-quarter growth. If your numbers look a lot like last year’s numbers […]

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SMART Goals

How to Use SMART Goals Smarter


How do you define the SMART acronym? Wikipedia lists several possibilities for defining the acronym. I saw this one 5 years ago: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-phased. People often agree on the first three and differ a bit more on “R” and “T.” I like to use Realistic and Timely, but the gist is the […]

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Are You Too Small to Make a Difference at Work?


“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” The Dalai Lama (XIV) Everyone in your organization makes a difference, every day. And the bigger your company gets, the harder that is to remember. Because there’s only so much time, it’s easy to lose track of what happens […]

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Using checklists

Use Checklists for Business Success: Leadership Lessons from the Cockpit


Most people know that pilots use checklists. Regardless of seniority, experience or hours logged in the cockpit, all safe pilots depend on multiple checklists at various times during a flight. You’re Not a Multitasker If I were to give the number one reason pilots rely on these lists, it’s because with so many things competing for […]

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Are you on track for 2015

Is Your Company On Target for 2015?


The key to getting your company on target this year is making sure everyone on your leadership team agrees with your company vision. The video below walks you through the proven EOS process to help your team clarify and agree on your company vision and priorities. In the video, you’ll learn how to crystallize your […]

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Help First – Living Your Company’s Core Values


At EOS, one of our core values is Help First. Keeping this value in mind as we hiked over the week allowed us to have a great win-win relationship with Freddy and his team. We followed their lead on when we should take breaks, when to slow down (“pole-pole”), when to eat and more. We […]

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Are you being a jerk

Your Company Needs You to Be a Jerk


Patrick Lencioni is one of EOS’s favorite authors—just see our recommended reading list which contains four of his books. He also writes terrific articles. One great one recently is his point of view about The Jerk Factor. The gist of the article is that there is a difference between being a Jerk and being a […]

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Want to Solve Business Issues? Close the Complaint Department


Does your company have a “complaint department?” Most do. Someone with a door that’s always open, a sympathetic ear and the promise of keeping things “between us.” In many organizations, these people seem to serve a valuable purpose—or at least do no real harm. After all, doesn’t every team need an outlet for the inevitable […]

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Leadership Lessons from the Cockpit #1

Leadership Lessons from the Cockpit: Committing to Your Destination


My last article referred to the drastic difference between the 99.9 percent success rate in commercial aviation versus the 50 percent success rate for business owners. Today I’m beginning a series of short “lessons from the cockpit” posts to address the ways business owners can narrow that gap.

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Vision

Help Them See What You’re Saying


I went to the eye doctor this past month and it’s the first time I couldn’t read anything below the top line. It occurred to me while I was ruminating in my near-sighted blur that this is what it’s like for our people when they can’t “see” what we’re saying. The goals are there, but […]

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