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The Dangers of Shiny Things

Written by Ben Berman on December 26, 2019

There’s a term to describe tempting opportunities outside of an organization’s core competencies: “Shiny Things.” 

Like sparkling diamonds or the flashing lights of fame, these opportunities beckon. Shiny things lure even the most rational leadership teams into poor strategic choices with real implications. When confronted with a new opportunity -- a shiny thing -- you’ll need to ask if it is a “core” or is it a “lure”

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Improving Leadership With the Power of 7

Written by Anthony Wood on December 19, 2019

I recently had a slightly humorous, but nonetheless, very forceful reminder of the power of repetition when communicating with your team. 

In the world of EOS®, we subscribe to the premise that you have to say something seven times to be truly heard.

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Scorecards Vs. Dashboards

Written by Ed Callahan on December 16, 2019


The Scorecard is one of the foundational tools we teach our EOS® clients.  When I explain that it is a tool to enable management by exception, many of my clients respond that they do that already with a dashboard.

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How To Make Your Good Team A Great Team

Written by Chris White on December 12, 2019

One of the toughest obstacles for a leadership team of a company to overcome is “vulnerability-based trust” where it’s safe to have conflict and take risks rather than fear them. It’s human nature to avoid uncomfortable or risky situations. 

Sure, there are people who are calm, cool and collected when the heat rises in a meeting but most become quiet or at least wait till someone else breaks the ice.

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Bad Meetings? Try Running on Lombardi Time

Written by Paul Detlefs on December 9, 2019

A few years ago, I traveled to Green Bay, WI to see the Bears play the Packers on a Monday night.

My son and I made the trip with my wife’s brother and his son, who live in the LA area but somehow are huge Packers fans. When we arrived at the stadium on Sunday afternoon for a tour, my nephew said, “Look at the clock.” I said, “Okay, it’s 1:15.” Then he said, “Look at your watch.” I saw it was 1:00 and remembered about “Lombardi Time.”

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