Category Archives: People

About That Relationship with Your Staff Member? We Need to Talk

About That Relationship with Your Staff Member? We Need to Talk Every year, most companies make some attempt at a corporate holiday party.  They get their employees together at a swanky restaurant, or at least use the office's large conference room as home base for the holiday festivities.  Everyone is in a festive mood, and…
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Want to Get Your Vision to Stick? Celebrate!

How do you get your leadership team's vision to stick with the rest of your company? I'm assuming you have a shared vision in the first place I help my clients implement the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS), and part of the EOS process is to clarify the organization's vision.  When I'm with clients, the leadership…
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Reward Individual Performers, Or Everyone?

Reward Individual Performers, Or Everyone? One of the biggest mistakes I ever made in business was yanking away a solid company bonus structure. For several years, we'd created a structure based on company performance: 20% of all profits would be shared with everyone shared equally regardless of position or salary. There was no "entitlements" in this…
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Filling Too Many Roles? Try This Exercise

Are you Wearing Too Many Hats? With every EOS client, we develop what is called an accountability chart - a souped-up organizational chart that shows not job titles but roles, and the main priorities for that role. During the process, we'll usually smoke out several issues, including my favorite:  the boss wears too many hats,…
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My Core Values

My Company Core Values I was leading a client vision / planning session yesterday, and while we were running through the exercises  to narrow and determine their company's core values, I talked to them about what to do with the core values after they are created.  My advice: post them everywhere, memorize them, talk about them weekly, raise…
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