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)
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.

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)
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.

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)
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.

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)

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.

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)

      

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

Tired of Repeating Yourself to Your Employees?

Hi –

My good buddy and fellow implementer from Birmingham, Ken Dewitt, sent me his true story… one that I have known all too well, myself.

Gene

When I was a leader in one of my own businesses early in my career, I had the misfortune to discover that my employees had nicknamed me “Hurricane.” It was NOT a compliment!

Part of what earned me that nickname was the rage I felt when I had to repeat myself several times with my employees. I thought telling people something once should be enough! I hired really smart people, so when they didn’t seem to remember things I’d told them, I thought they just weren’t paying enough attention to what I said, and that made me furious.  (READ MORE)
Keep Moving!
Gene Moorhead
Davmoor
Direct Line: (334) 717-7042
Website: www.davmoor.com
Helping organizations clarify, simplify and achieve their vision.

5 Tips to Engage Employees in Meetings

Hi –

Here’s an article on how to run a Level 10 meeting from Mike Paton, our EOS Visionary

Gene

When a leadership team embarks on the journey to implement EOS® in their business, one of the first things they learn to do is run weekly Level 10 Meetings™. While some teams resist, most come to love them quite quickly. It’s not unusual for a team to see the quality and value of their meetings improve dramatically in a few short weeks.

After the leadership team masters this discipline, Level 10 Meetings are introduced throughout the company, one level at a time. That’s when I start getting one of the most common EOS questions:
“How can I make my people more engaged in our meetings?” (Read More)
Keep Moving!
Gene Moorhead
Davmoor
Direct Line: (334) 717-7042
Website: www.davmoor.com
Helping organizations clarify, simplify and achieve their vision.

Want a Healthy Team? Have More Conflict

Jim Coyle, my fellow EOS implementer from Kalamazoo sent this to me. “Going to the danger” is something we routinely do at EOS.

You need team conflict to have a healthy team. Yes, you read that right. (Actually, you need conflict for any relationship to be healthy.) As psychologist Michael Batshaw says, “Engaging in conflict isn’t going to end the relationship, it’s avoiding the conflict that might.”  (Read More)
Keep Moving!
Gene Moorhead
Davmoor
Direct Line: (334) 717-7042
Website: www.davmoor.com
Helping organizations clarify, simplify and achieve their vision.

Headed for Burnout? Do Less!

Hi – Mike Kotsis a fellow EOS implementer from Michigan wrote this about a symptom that may hit close to home!

 

Gene

Recently, I’ve had several new clients take the first step on the journey of becoming their best by implementing the simple, proven tools of the EOS® Proven Process. A common theme from all of them is that they don’t have enough time capacity. They have so many things they’re trying to get done, there never seems to be enough time in the day. This is one of the first signs of burnout.
So on our first day together, we work together to get really clear on the most important use of the team’s time over the upcoming 90 days.
When Everything Is a Priority
Years ago, one team was really at their wits end. They were all pulling ridiculous hours, day and night. The team didn’t want to take valuable time out of their day for our planning session, because they were already strapped to get their own stuff done, but they reluctantly came to the meeting.  (Read More)
Keep Moving!
Gene Moorhead
Davmoor
Direct Line: (334) 717-7042
Website: www.davmoor.com
Helping organizations clarify, simplify and achieve their vision.

Unlock Your Genius, Dare to Delegate!

Hi – Chris Naylor, who went through EOS training with me, sent me this article. This is a very good synopsis of what we teach at EOS.

Gene

Do you or one of your leadership team members find yourself saying any of the following?
  • If you want it done right, you just have to do it yourself!
  • It’s so hard to find good help these days!
  • This project is just too important to delegate!
  • By the time I teach someone, I could just do it myself!
If any of these statements sounds familiar, it’s time to dare to delegate. Chances are, you’re spending too much time at work focusing on things that drain you.  (Read More)
Keep Moving!
Gene Moorhead
Davmoor
Direct Line: (334) 717-7042
Website: www.davmoor.com
Helping organizations clarify, simplify and achieve their vision.