Trust and Done

One of the transformations that happens to companies when they implement EOS® is that they create a leadership team that trusts each other. Often, before EOS, company leaders spend lots of time in unnecessary meetings updating each other on commitments they have made to each other or on the progress of the functional group they lead for the company.

trustPurgatory vs. Paradise

For example, it’s pretty common for the sales leader to keep the rest of the leadership informed about the revenue forecast, but often it becomes more than a scorecard or dashboard. It devolves into an elaborate dance where the sales leader is forced to dissect each opportunity and be bombarded with questions from non-sales executives about what to do. Less commonly, the same kind of thing takes place with the engineering or development group  project by project explanations, percentage complete being debated, scope statements being examined. Why? Lack of trust.

Companies that implement EOS journey from this purgatory to the paradise of complete trust. When the engineering lead says she will deliver the next release on time, everybody believes her. They believe her because she has demonstrated in the past that if she can’t deliver it on time, she will say so and ask for help. These companies get to the point that when one of their leadership team peers says, “I’ve got it,” they believe it. They trust that it will be done.

Are you in stuck in purgatory, or are you traveling towards paradise?

New Steps

  • Take the Organizational Checkup™ to get a picture of your company’s strengths and weaknesses, along with a roadmap for improvement.
  • Request a free 90-Minute Meeting with an EOS Implementer™ to get a clear picture of what it looks like to run your company on EOS.

Related Posts

Revisiting the Rocket Fuel™ Toolkit

Have you ever looked at old photos and realized how much you’ve changed? The same is true of your business. Looking back over an old Vision/Traction Organizer® (V/TO) may make you realize you’re not the same company anymore.

Read on »

Prune the Leadership Team to Encourage Future Growth

When a business grows rapidly, it can look like a wild, overgrown shrub. The plant wastes energy trying to care for these wayward limbs. Likewise, business owners must look for “branches” diverting attention and energy from their vision. Sometimes, they need to prune the leadership team to encourage future growth.

Read on »

Subscribe to the EOS Blog

Subscribe to the EOS Blog:


Base Camp


Client Portal



Search the EOS Worldwide Blog

Skip to content