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One Reason “Solve” Is So Hard

MP_Solve_W200When implementing EOS®, clients often say, “this may be simple, but it’s not easy!” And they’re right. I’ve been helping companies master these tools for more than seven years, and I’m still learning something new every day.

For many teams, IDS is one of those “simple but not easy” tools. As you may know, “I” stands for “Identify,” “D” stands for “Discuss,” and “S” stands for “Solve.” The truth is, most leadership teams and most leaders are far better at discussing their issues than […]
By | August 25th, 2016|business Processes, EOS, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Seven Tips For Improving Strategic Execution

A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.” – General George S. Patton  

MP_PattonPhoto_W200Over the last eight years, I’ve helped 100 entrepreneurial leadership teams create and execute more than 300 “strategic plans.” Not one of them wanted a beautiful plan – they all wanted more traction. In other words, they wanted to properly focus the organization on the right stuff, and to instill more discipline and accountability so that everyone actually executes on the company’s vision and plan.

If the […]
By | August 11th, 2016|EOS|0 Comments

4 Reasons Your Company Vision Isn’t “Shared By All”

MP_Vision_W200Before a leadership team begins its EOS journey, we ask each member of the team to rate the company from 1-10 (with 10 being best) in answer to three questions. The second question is, “How aligned is your organization around the company’s vision and plan?”

The average answer to that question is 4, and it’s not at all unusual for the owner/Visionary to offer a score several points higher than anyone else on the team.

Failpoints for Sharing a Company Vision

After nearly a thousand full-day EOS sessions with the leadership […]
By | July 10th, 2016|Business Cohesion, EOS|0 Comments

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 an [EOS] 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.

A Weekly Pulsing Meeting Is No Place for a Seagull

Beware of the SeagullI call the people who ruin [Leadership Team Weekly Pulsing] Meetings “Seagull Managers.” Because they’re not engaged and accountable, they won’t fully own the […]
By | June 7th, 2015|EOS|0 Comments

Accountability – To Be or Not to Be?

Accountability ChartThose familiar with EOS know that an Accountability Chart crystallizes roles and responsibilities for everyone in the organization. It’s built by focusing first on the right structure for the organization – identifying the major functions (seats) necessary to execute on the company’s vision over the next 6-12 months and then carefully defining the five roles the owner of each seat must obsess about every day to be successful. Only then can you focus on getting […]
By | April 29th, 2013|EOS|0 Comments
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