The Ceiling

What If Your Issues List Isn’t Working?

In a recent Quarterly Pulsing Session, a client of mine had a ridiculously long Issues List that was getting out of control. They never seemed …

Are You Running Your Business or Is Your Business Running You?

Upcoming Workshop: Are You Running Your Business or Is Your Business Running You?

On Tuesday Aug 27, 2019, I’ll be delivering a workshop in conjunction with the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce and the Lakes Area Manufacturing Alliance. …

Do You Have an Issues List? Here’s Why You Need One

When I work with companies implementing the Entrepreneurial Operating System, my goal is to strengthen the six components of their businesses. One of these is …

Nurture a High-Performance Team

Growing Leaders, Growing Companies, Episode #17: How to Nurture a High-Performance Team—and Set Them Up to Win

In the last episode of the Growing Leaders, Growing Companies podcast, we discussed how to recruit a high-performance team that achieves high-performance goals.  In this episode, …

Growing Leaders, Growing Companies, Episode #16: How to Recruit a High-Performance Team

Hiring staff is not the same as building a team. Instead, if you want to build a high-performance team that achieves high-performance goals, you have …

Being a Leader Isn’t Enough: The Two Roles You Need to Own to Guide Your Team Effectively

Executives who work within the Entrepreneurial Operating System can’t afford to be just leaders to their team members. If you’re only occupying the leadership role, …

Growing Leaders, Growing Companies, Episode #15: Solve Your Most Pressing Issues and Remove Your Obstacles to Healthy Growth

What separates the struggling companies from the strong ones—or the good ones from the great? It’s not their issues. All companies have issues. Instead, it …

Defining Quarterly Goals

When You’re Setting Quarterly Goals, Should You Measure Activity Or Results?

Within the Entrepreneurial Operating System, everybody in the organization has what we call "Rocks." These are clear, 90-day priorities designed to keep your team members …

6 Questions to Help You Create an Engaged Workforce

Earlier this year, the Conference Board conducted research revealing that attracting and retaining top talent ranks as the #1 internal concern of the CEOs they …

Growing Leaders, Growing Companies, Episode #14: Equip and Inspire Your Team to Greater Levels of Success

Many executives aspire to be great leaders. However, being a great leader isn’t enough. Your team members need more from you. They also need you …