As an EOS Implementer™ I have the pleasure of working with many leadership teams of entrepreneurial companies. I get together with them in a room every quarter to make sure they are moving towards their Vision, realign them as a team and solve issues. And though every team and company is unique in their own way, all businesses struggle with the same issues, different but the same.
Do you ever get frustrated with people on your leadership team while solving problems or brainstorming ideas? They may ask too many questions, jump to conclusions too fast, are too quiet, or are always a pessimist. Do you sometimes wish they all had your “MO” when discussing these things? Wouldn’t that be great? Or would it?
You might think it’s best to have all optimists on your leadership team or that it might be best to have all innovators or all realists, when in reality, my experience, after having observed almost 100 leadership teams identify, discuss, and solve issues, is that you’ll actually benefit by having a balance of all types.
Recently I took a new company through the Accountability Chart exercise. The Accountability Chart is the tool that gives structure to a business, allowing each member to fill the role that fits his or her Unique Ability®.
As we were going through the exercise the assumption was that the owner would go in the Integrator seat, bringing clarity and keeping the team focused on accomplishing the business plan.
As the discussion continued, everyone agreed that the owner was definitely a Visionary and belonged in the Visionary seat, and many thought he belonged in the Integrator seat as well. Then the sales leader spoke up and said, “I think Joe should go in the Integrator seat. He handles most of those roles and responsibilities now, and he’s the one that’s in every day, knows every department and how they tick.”
Recently I took a new company through the Accountability Chart exercise. The Accountability chart is the tool that gives structure to our business, allows each member to go into a role that fits his or her God given talent. As we were going through the exercise the assumption was that the owner would go in the Integrator seat.