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What Happens When Bosses Hire Their Friends?

Written by Mike Kotsis on October 11, 2018

I've seen a number of boss/buddy relationships over the years, but the one relationship that stands out the most is my own.

When I first took over the helm of running my family business, we had my father and two uncles in the company, and five other family members were involved.

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Why Do We Complicate Accountability?

Written by David Norman on September 20, 2018

EOS® is all about focus, discipline and accountability and appropriately so. Successful organizations have all three. Lacking any one, the organizational results suffer.

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Everyone Has a Number

Written by Rene Boer on September 6, 2018

Employees perform most of the activities that, if measured, are usually leading indicators of future outcomes. You can’t know how well your business is doing without understanding how well the people in your business are doing. When you spend more time focused on leading indicators you’ll spend less time (after the fact) pouring over income statements and analyzing trailing indicators.

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Other Than Managing People, I Love Being a Manager

Written by Rene Boer on March 29, 2018

Great managers are hard to find. Great managers have a true gift and a passion for getting the most out of people. Great managers possess a unique ability that is not in everyone. Having worked with hundreds of managers over the years, I now see clearly the ones who truly want to be great managers and the ones who are doing it for other reasons, e.g., ego, advancement, having nowhere else to go.

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Forgive and Remember

Written by Ken DeWitt on February 5, 2018

My client was mad. I could read the body language in the room, and it was not good. It was plain to see she’d been hurt deeply by some unspoken slight from one of her team members. The two of them were sitting there with their arms crossed, facing away from each other. The rest of the team was fidgeting or wriggling in their chairs and not looking at anyone.

It was obvious there was an elephant in the room that all seven of them knew about, but were refusing to acknowledge. Knowing that a healthy team is critical for our success, I called out the issue.

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