Everyone who runs a company on EOS® struggles with how to set Rocks at the start of their journey. If you are having issues with setting your quarterly priorities, take heart – you are not alone! And it is not as difficult as it may seem at first.
Growing up in Minnesota, a.k.a. the Land of 10,000 Lakes, a fair amount of my childhood was spent on the water. We’d go swimming, boating, and my favorite - canoeing. As a kid, I’d jump in the canoe and take a seat; as the youngest, I was often seated in the middle of the canoe. While this position didn’t require that I paddle, my enthusiasm had me do so anyway as I wanted to participate in our progress. As a youngster, I wasn’t always focused and at times, I was rowing in the opposite direction! My energy was being wasted instead of moving our boat forward. I was dragging my team down because my efforts were not aligned with where we were going.
I recently received a report from an EOS® company leader who said their team has been feeling a bit "bummed" lately. They felt this way after perfectly good Level 10 meetings™️, even when a lot got done!
Their concern was that the Level 10's seemed to focus on "negative things," like problems, barriers, obstacles, ISSUES, thus leading to a feeling of general negativity.
I did some correspondence on this with my "Honey Badger" tribe of fellow EOS Implementers, and they, too, noted that this is not uncommon. I've done a bit of online research, and it turns out that it is quite normal for high-performing teams to experience this occasionally.
A lot of EOS® companies struggle at the start of their journey with their Scorecard by trying to monitor too much information instead of focusing only on a handful of measurables. As a result, they don't love their scorecard and it doesn't work well for them. If that is the case for you and your Scorecard, here are 5 steps you can take to troubleshoot your Scorecard issues and make it work better for you.
Years ago, I bought my dream car: a three-year-old 1984 BMW 528e. Suddenly, I started noticing other BMWs just like mine on the road everywhere.
Psychologists tell us that this is the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon, otherwise known as frequency illusion or recency illusion. This occurs when the thing you've just noticed, experienced, or been told about, suddenly seems to crop up constantly.