During the journey of implementing EOS in their business, it’s common for my clients to become skilled handling day-to-day issues. Unfortunately, some issues are out of sight like sharks. They’re swimming in the water, and we don’t notice until they bite. The 2-day Annual Planning session, particularly the SWOT analysis, is critical to preparing for
Many business leaders make it to the top by looking out for Number One (aka themselves). When the company they work for begins running on the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS®), they have unlearning to do. EOS requires the leadership team to act as an actual team. Instead of looking out for Number One, they evolve into “Team One.”
Years ago, in my initial training sessions as a Professional EOS Implementer, Mike Paton (co-author of Get a Grip) was teaching us what it looked like when an organization is 100% strong in the Data Component. “Once a Scorecard is in place for every team, we implement a tool we call Measureables so that everyone has
I was a migrant Southerner living away from home in Boston, leading a start-up tech firm. We had tons of press, a game-changing business model, and a few brand-name clients. We were on the verge of breaking out, but we were coasting on fumes with less than 4 weeks of cash. My family hadn’t seen
Entrepreneurs learn early on to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. They can’t depend on predictable paychecks or their efforts panning out every time. From the outside, they usually appear outgoing and confident. But what happens when they lie in bed at night? Usually, that’s when the entrepreneurial blues come knocking.