When coaching a team to run on the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS®), I love showing them how to actually solve their issues. At EOS, we say issues are problems, challenges, obstacles, opportunities, and new ideas worth your attention. Issues can be anything – good or bad – that your team may need to resolve. As part of the Level 10 Meeting™ agenda, leaders Identify, Discuss, and Solve (IDS™) business issues for the majority of the meeting. Below I’ll break down the four steps to solving issues forever.
Vision. I went to the eye doctor and for the first time, I couldn’t read anything below the top line. Really?!! And how many other reminders do I need that I’m aging? It occurred to me while I was ruminating in my newly identified, near-sighted blur, that this is what it’s like for our people
As a Minnesota resident, I often find myself dreaming of warm climates this time of year.
The temperature hovers around freezing and I can picture the arid deserts of Arizona or the lush rainforests of Hawaii. Both climates offer respite from the Minnesota winter, but they are decidedly different from one another in flora and fauna.
A cactus can’t survive in the rainforest, and ferns can’t grow in the desert.
Keep Your Eyes on the Road: Using Your Core Focus to Keep Your Business on Track
Imagine driving on a highway you’ve never been on before. Preferably you’re driving a convertible and the views are breathtaking. In this scenario, it’s unlikely you’ll notice the guardrails. However, the guardrails are almost invisibly keeping you on track, guiding you safely and efficiently to your desired destination. In your business, your Core Focus™️ functions the same way.
Growing up in Minnesota, a.k.a. the Land of 10,000 Lakes, a fair amount of my childhood was spent on the water. We’d go swimming, boating, and my favorite – canoeing. As a kid, I’d jump in the canoe and take a seat; as the youngest, I was often seated in the middle of the canoe. While this position didn’t require that I paddle, my enthusiasm had me do so anyway as I wanted to participate in our progress. As a youngster, I wasn’t always focused and at times, I was rowing in the opposite direction! My energy was being wasted instead of moving our boat forward. I was dragging my team down because my efforts were not aligned with where we were going.