Enter The Danger, Exit With Results

Connie Chwan EOS Implementer from Columbus Ohio sent this to me.

Well stated and It’s what we do! Thought it would be helpful.

 

 
Gene
 

“Every session with one of our Leadership Teams starts with what we call the “CheckIn,” which generally consists of several questions that help us transition from working “in” our business to working “on” our business. One question is always, “What are your expectations for today?”

I check in after each member of the Leadership Team is done. And my ongoing expectation is always, “Please be open and honest – just say it.” And this is one of the most difficult behaviors for a Leadership Team to exhibit – for lots of reasons.  (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.

Be Where You Are When You’re There

Mike Paton Our EOS Visionary sent this to me and I thought it was relevant for all of us!
Happy New Year!
 
Gene
 
Are you proud of your ability to multi-task? Can you close a deal, hire someone, attend a video conference AND make dinner plans – all while driving your car?
Many entrepreneurs are not only capable of keeping all those plates spinning, they’re fiercely proud of it. Yes, it is true that cramming 20 pounds of productivity into a 10 pound bag can be an important skill when you’re building a great business from scratch. However, it’s also true that all frenetic multi-taskers reach a point of diminishing returns as their businesses and teams grow.
The fact is, none of us do our best work when we’re not fully present.  (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.

The Danger of Allowing “Confidential Complaints”

My fellow EOS implementer, Ken Dewitt sent this to me.  This is the EOS solution to a common issue that owners and leaders face.
 
Gene
 
What do you say when one of your team members asks you to keep something confidential?  There’s a dangerous workplace situation that all leaders and managers find themselves drawn into from time to time.  I call it the “confidential complaint” trap.
This happens to me when I’m working with leadership teams.  Someone will stop me in the hall during a break and say, “May I talk to you for a minute, NOT in the room with the group?”
There’s a natural inclination to say yes to this kind of request.  As leaders, we all want to be approachable.  We may also want to find out what’s going on inside our organization.  But promising blanket confidentiality for run-of-the-mill complaints can be a dangerous slope because it is diametrically opposed to creating a healthy workplace culture. (Read More) 
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Gene Moorhead,
Qualified EOS Implementer

Davmoor

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

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

 

 
Helping organizations clarify, simplify and achieve their vision.

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

 

 
Helping organizations clarify, simplify and achieve their vision.

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

 

 
Helping organizations clarify, simplify and achieve their vision.
DAVMOOR,, dba Moorhead Marketing LLC, 8650 Minnie Brown Rd, Suite 225, Montgomery, AL 36117

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)
Keep Moving!

Gene Moorhead,
Qualified EOS Implementer

Davmoor

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

 

 
Helping organizations clarify, simplify and achieve their vision.
DAVMOOR,, dba Moorhead Marketing LLC, 8650 Minnie Brown Rd, Suite 225, Montgomery, AL 36117

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

 

 
Helping organizations clarify, simplify and achieve their vision.

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

 

 
Helping organizations clarify, simplify and achieve their vision.

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
Website: www.davmoor.com

 

 
Helping organizations clarify, simplify and achieve their vision.