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Consider this…

.. that the system you are using is getting you the results for which it’s perfectly designed.  Think about it. Organizations develop over time, changing and evolving and, as a result, constantly changing their internal systems – how they operate, how they behave, and how they create profits and other results.  All these systems were …

Why Do We Complicate Accountability?

EOS is all about focus, discipline and accountability and appropriately so.  Successful organizations have all three.  Lacking any one, the organizational results suffer. Yet, ‘accountability’ is often misunderstood and misused.  In our every-day business language we say things like, “Go hold him/her accountable,” or words to that affect.  Problem is, you can’t ‘hold’ anyone accountable; …

Warp and Weft of Leadership

In discussions with an EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System, see http://www.eosworldwide.com) Leadership Team recently, a question regarding the benefit of known Values came up.  An analogy came to mind, but, first, what are Values in the EOS-context? Core values are a small set of timeless guiding principles.  Often overused, warn-out, abused, and maligned; yet, great companies …

Can Values be Bequeathed?

Cleaning some files, I came across a letter written in 1928 from my Great-Grandfather to his Granddaughter, my Mother (when she was 12).  Consider what he passed on in this one, simple letter. “We hail this child as one of the coming generation as one of those who are to take up the torch of …

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