S1E4: Every Business Has Issues

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S1E4: Every Business Has Issues

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Solve the right issues at the right time. Host Sue Hawkes speaks with Shelly Berkoski, art director at Deksia; Megan Sherwood, Vice President of client services of Hivehouse Digital; and Dean Breyley, a Certified EOS Implementer®, about why is it essential to create an avenue for all roles in a business to discuss issues.

Megan notes that people issues are the most difficult to solve — and some of the most pressing. In her experience, the EOS® People Analyzer™ is a huge asset that allows leaders to neutralize their emotions around how well someone is doing their job. It can help create a protected space in which leaders can judge whether someone is a good fit for the company.

Dean adds that having that protected space also enables teams to dig into the root cause of their issues. He emphasizes that if you can’t state an issue within three to five words, then you don’t know what it is. Further, you have to gain clarity on whether you’re solving the right issue at the right time — you can’t run a race if your shoe is untied.

“We want to create a culture of problem solving from top to bottom. . . . We gotta get really good at getting the right issues solved in the right place by the right people using the right tools.” — Dean [21:07]

Clearly define your issues. Remove distractions. Simplify how you talk about complex problems, and solutions will come.


About The Strong in Six Podcast

Entrepreneurs face many of the same kinds of challenges. Many of these challenges fall into one of the five most common frustrations, but all of them center around one of six key components of entrepreneurial businesses.

The Strong in Six podcast encourages business leaders to have open and honest conversations about those pain points and brings their stories to you. Learn from the real-world experiences, practical wisdom, and timeless truths told by subject matter experts as they reveal proven systems and tools that can help solve those challenges forever.  

Sit down with Strong in Six podcast host and Expert EOS Implementer® Sue Hawkes as she answers real questions from everyday entrepreneurs and chats with experts. If you’re up for the challenge, join us and get strong in the Six Key Components™ of your business.

About Sue Hawkes

Sue Hawkes is a bestselling author, award-winning leader, Expert EOS Implementer, Certified Business Coach, WPO Chapter Chair, and globally recognized award-winning seminar leader who helps CEOs and their leadership teams succeed. Sue brings over twenty-five years of business experience to her clients, and as CEO of YESS! has designed and delivered dynamic, transformational programs for thousands of people. Sue’s passion is helping people design and live successful, fulfilling lives through powerful leadership, effective communication, no-nonsense coaching, and healthy teamwork.

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