A Brave Thing to Do
This company is the result of the merger of two smaller businesses, each of which brought very strong leaders to the table. They like and respect one another, and everyone believes the business combination was a good idea. They’re committed to creating one business, one team and one culture. They also are very inclusive and don’t want anyone to feel shut out.
Bad Apples and Culture
At the start of a recent client session, as we were going around the table and checking in, the Head of Finance said this:
“Since Tim left, the mood in my department is much better. In fact, it’s not just my department. It seems like across the entire company, the mood is better, the energy level is higher, and people are getting more done.”
The Power of the Weekly Pulse
My client Eva is the Head of Operations for a homebuilder that’s in the early stages of its EOS® journey. She’s a terrific leader on a terrific team, and she recently demonstrated what can happen when you start reporting a key metric weekly instead of monthly.
How To Rip the Band-Aid Off
In a recent post, I encouraged you to “rip the band-aid off” when someone has to leave your company. When someone is the Wrong Person (doesn’t fit your Core Values and Culture), Wrong Seat (in a job they don’t GWC®, Get It, Want It, Capacity to Do It and we can’t fix it), or both, the reality is that they have to go.
Want to Solve Your Issues (Much) Faster? Try This Simple Fix.
Bill Clinton made his national debut with a speech at the 1988 Democratic National Convention. He went on for 90 minutes. By far his biggest applause line of the night was “And so, in conclusion. . .” If only he’d started there.
Are You (Really) Getting What You Want From Your Business?
Being a business owner and entrepreneur is one of the most rewarding careers a person can choose. It is also one of the hardest. It’s a never-ending source of wins, losses, excitement, challenges and lots of hard work.
The Operating System in Your Business
In our last post, we explained that very few business owners are really getting everything they want from their entrepreneurial life. And that the ones who are getting everything they want, do it by making their “business operating system” strong.
The “Let Go” List
If you’ve found your way to this page, then you just might be that founder, owner and visionary who really struggles to let go. The company is your baby. You’ve had a hand in every aspect of it for years, and you don’t know how to feel comfortable unless you keep doing that. If that sounds like you (or the person you work for), don’t worry. You have plenty of company. And there’s hope.