When Nobody is Winning

Some people are going to more successful outside your company.
Over time, many business owners have talked with me about their concerns over an employee that they feel may not be working out.
After getting briefed on the details I always ask two questions:
1. “Can you go back in time and think about any employee that you had concerns about that actually was able to turn things around and become successful with your company?”
I don’t believe I ever have had an owner say that they did.
2. “How much time had elapsed from the time that you first thought the employee wasn’t going to make it until the employee exited from the company?”
“More time than should have been,” was the typical response.
Most business owners don’t want to appear like they’re “shooting from the hip” in terminating someone too quickly. However, I find that the intuitive feelings that most owners have are significant. Whatever has tripped those feelings is based on their history of knowing of what good and/or poor performance look like.
Owners need to trust that sixth sense more often, because nobody is winning..  (Read More) 
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Gene Moorhead,
Qualified EOS Implementer

Davmoor

Direct Line: (334) 717-7042
Website: www.davmoor.com

 

 
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Wells Fargo, a cautionary story on how not to do core values

Here’s a true story that you may be familiar with about how not to do core values.

But first, what are core values and why do you need them?
Core values define your culture. They are your belief system. They form the basis for how trust and internal understanding are formed. They are what you stand for regardless of the environment, competitive issues or management fads.
Core values today are fundamental in how you recruit, hire, train, recognize, reward and fire your people.  (Read More)
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Gene Moorhead,
Qualified EOS Implementer

Davmoor

Direct Line: (334) 717-7042
Website: www.davmoor.com

 

 
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Make Better Business Decisions

Connie Chawn hails from Columbus Ohio and is another fellow EOS Implementer.
 
Gene
“The roads of the world are paved with squirrels that couldn’t decide.”
The ability to make a decision is one of the characteristics of all great leaders. Some people are great at making decisions; others find it challenging.
Decisions exist on two levels – intellectual and emotional. Our intellect tells us we “should” do something – expand our business, resolve that personnel issue, refine our marketing plan, work fewer hours, reduce overhead.

communication.  (Read More)

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Gene Moorhead,
Qualified EOS Implementer

Davmoor

Direct Line: (334) 717-7042
Website: www.davmoor.com

 

 
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Top 5 Traits Millennials Share With Entrepreneurs

This is from Sue Hawkes – Sue and I went through EOS training together four years ago. Time flies!:
 
Gene
Millennials get a bad rap, but are they really that different from any other generation of people?
When I stopped to think about the common millennial characteristics we hear about so often, I realized how many of those same traits are also prevalent among entrepreneurs. How we outwardly demonstrate these traits may look different, but at the core our values are shared. I believe this is an opportunity for tremendous results if managed from a place of shared values and effective communication.  (Read More)
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Gene Moorhead,
Qualified EOS Implementer

Davmoor

Direct Line: (334) 717-7042
Website: www.davmoor.com

 

 
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Why Millennials Will Love EOS® – Part 2

Clark Nuehoff continues from last week:
 
Gene
In Why Millennials Will Love EOS® – Part 1 we said that millennials, who were raised in a different time than we Boomers and Gen-Xers, think differently. They have very specific expectations for information and for their work environments. The Vision/Traction Organizer™ and the Accountability Chart provide the vision, big picture, and culture that millennials need to understand and to be engaged.
In Part 2 ,I want to share specific EOS Tools that will help you lead, manage, and hold millennials accountable, as well as the rest of your team.  (Read More)
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Gene Moorhead,
Qualified EOS Implementer

Davmoor

Direct Line: (334) 717-7042
Website: www.davmoor.com

 

 
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Why Millennials Will Love EOS® – Part 1

Fellow EOS Implementer Clark Neuhoff from Chicago dialed in on this.
 
Gene
The impact these 76 million people born between 1980 – 2002 will have on the workforce is well-documented. Stereotypes aside, their numbers, creativity, passion and knack for technology make them a critical asset to any organization. However, they do think differently than we Baby-Boomer owners and many Gen-X leaders and managers.  (Read More)
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Gene Moorhead,
Qualified EOS Implementer

Davmoor

Direct Line: (334) 717-7042
Website: www.davmoor.com

 

 
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Solving a People Issue is Scary – But It’s Worth It

Mike Paton, our EOS visionary, wrote this and I do find that some clients have a tough time working their way through this issue. Please take a look.
 
Gene
The leaders of companies running on EOS® learn to look at their business through the lens of the Six Key Components™ (as illustrated by the EOS Model™). This is important because the root cause of a company’s issues is weakness in the Vision, People, Data, Issues, Process or Traction Component™. Solving issues at the root (rather than treating symptoms) makes them go away forever.   (Read More)
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Gene Moorhead,
Qualified EOS Implementer

Davmoor

Direct Line: (334) 717-7042
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Clarify First, Then Commit

Randy Taussig is a fellow EOS Implementer from Reston, Virginia . I have had several over-enthusiastic clients go through this same issue. Thought it might helpful.
 
Gene
Fostering commitment within an organization is a major responsibility for all leaders. Without commitment to a clear vision, there’s simply not enough determination to achieve great things.
One subtle “gotcha” is when you think the vision your people should commit to is clear, but it isn’t clear to them! Commitment builds enthusiasm, but what good is that commitment, if it’s not clearly focused towards a common goal?   (Read More)
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Gene Moorhead,
Qualified EOS Implementer

Davmoor

Direct Line: (334) 717-7042

Website: www.davmoor.com

Helping organizations clarify, simplify and achieve their vision.

United Airlines Was Broken Long Before That Doctor Was Dragged Off a Flight. Here’s What It Can Do Next

Pat Lencioni wrote this article for Inc. Pat is the founder and president of the Table Group, a management consulting firm that specializes in executive team development and organizational health. He is the author of 11 bestselling books, including The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, which is part of our curriculum at EOS.
 
It’s longer than usual but I think you will find this very interesting.
 
Gene
You didn’t have to watch a video of a man being dragged off a United airplane to know that something was wrong at the company. After more than two decades of flying the “friendly skies,” I am all too familiar with the institutionalized dispassion that long ago pervaded the culture there. I have many times marveled at how I could feel so good about myself while eating peanuts in a middle seat on Southwest Airlines, and yet feel so condescended to in first class on United.

And I haven’t merely observed this phenomenon passively. I’ve spent many a long flight talking to flight attendants, trying to understand what kind of employment experience underlies such a consistent lack of concern for customers. The stories I’ve heard come right out of a Dilbert cartoon. Here’s just one. (Read More)

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Gene Moorhead,
Qualified EOS Implementer

Davmoor

Direct Line: (334) 717-7042

Website: www.davmoor.com

Helping organizations clarify, simplify and achieve their vision.

How to Balance Employee Autonomy and Accountability

Mike Kotsis had this good insight, particularly for this outsourced world that we work in.  I thought you might find it helpful.

Gene

Disengaged employees cost companies as much as $550 billion every year in lost productivity. As a result, frustrated companies are looking for better ways to increase employee accountability. But increased accountability on its own creates a culture of micromanagement that leads to unhappy workers. This, in turn, has a negative impact on employee productivity.  (READ MORE)

      

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Gene Moorhead
Davmoor
Direct Line: (334) 717-7042
Website: www.davmoor.com
Helping organizations clarify, simplify and achieve their vision.