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19 May 10 Ways to Know You Have the Right Person on Your Leadership Team

Posted at 08:00:00 by Chris Hallberg

Chances are you've heard the saying, "You are only as strong as your weakest link" quite a few times. While this proverb is certainly a rather trite phrase, it is also very true, especially when it comes to your leadership team. No matter how uncomfortable or unpleasant it might be, it is necessary to evaluate every person in your leadership team to ensure everyone is contributing both the quality and quantity necessary. If you're not sure how to determine if you have the right people on your leadership team, here are ten tips that will help you do just that. After all…I’ve heard it before, maybe you have too; EVERY company is just one leadership team away from extinction.

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Topics: Business Advice, EOS, Business Tools, Business Coaching

11 Mar 4 Ways To Have a Healthy Conflict at Work

Posted at 08:00:00 by Chris Hallberg

In any organization, there will be conflict. Knowing how to channel opinions and conflict the right way to get to the bottom of issues and move forward is key. There is a way to have a healthy conflict without disrupting the core foundation of the organization. Here are four ways to do this effectively:

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Topics: Business Advice, EOS, Business Coaching

04 Mar The Right way to hold people Accountable in your organization

Posted at 11:03:03 by Chris Hallberg

In any business, the overall success lies within the people who are responsible for making sure the operations go smoothly. With this in mind, what does accountability really mean? In a business dictionary, it means “the obligation of an individual or organization to account for its activities, accept responsibility for them, and to disclose the results in a transparent manner.” This is vital to your company because without accountability, there is no direction. Anything can happen and no one would be responsible for taking or ensuring action.

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Topics: Business Advice

26 Feb How to Run a More Productive Company Meeting

Posted at 08:00:00 by Chris Hallberg

Meetings account for a lot of time in business environments. A single weekly meeting among executives might only account for a hundred or so hours a year for each person with a chair at the table, but calculating the total time spent on meeting purposes often generates a larger number. In a breakdown that includes time spent supporting such a meeting throughout an organization, the Harvard Business Review shows how meetings can eat thousands – even hundreds of thousands – of productive hours. One key to boosting productivity is to use the EOS system's Level 10 agenda when approaching weekly meetings.

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Topics: Business Advice

19 Feb 3 Reasons Why You Didn’t Reach Your 2015 Business Goals

Posted at 08:00:00 by Chris Hallberg

As a business owner or corporation, having business goals to give you focus is key. What are business goals? Business goals are objectives and benchmarks you are striving to reach that are designed to move your company forward and help define the processes needed to be successful. If an organization does not have defined goals to reach, this helps foster an environment where there are unproductive employees with no accountability. Your vision should drive your goals, assisting your management team in carrying out the vision of the organization. If you are not meeting those goals, there are three reasons why:

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Topics: Business Advice

13 Feb 5 Lessons From a Small Business Coach

Posted at 08:00:00 by Chris Hallberg

When assessing your organization, is important to know and understand the advice given from a small business coach. This could help put your business in the right position to change the mindset, the processes, and the bottom line. Here are a few lessons to remember:

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Topics: Business Advice

05 Feb 5 Habits of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs

Posted at 08:00:00 by Chris Hallberg

Entrepreneurship is exciting, and success comes with rewards that range from feelings of personal victory to large monetary payouts. The road to success for entrepreneurs can be stressful, frustrating, and, at times, overwhelming. Leaders deal with constant challenges and have to overcome those challenges--often in public settings--to model a positive process for those they are leading. This is true no matter where you are in the entrepreneurial operating system’s process or how big of an organization you lead. One way to combat common woes of leadership is to incorporate five habits of successful entrepreneurs.

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Topics: Business Advice

29 Jan Company Culture Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

Posted at 12:46:50 by Chris Hallberg

Any small business coach worth their salt will tell you that company culture is a big deal. Company culture is what defines how the personnel within an organization interact with each other and how the team interacts with the world beyond the organization. This includes suppliers, vendors, partners, and your customers.

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Topics: Business Advice, EOS, Business Coaching

11 Dec Success-Driving Business Trends You Need to Know About

Posted at 13:49:37 by Chris Hallberg

While the core principles of smart business are constant, the best strategies for a thriving business change from year to year. As we get ready to head into the New Year, now is the time to embrace the trends that will allow businesses to seize success in 2016.

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Topics: Business Advice

09 Oct Maximizing your return on managers

Posted at 08:00:00 by Chris Hallberg

When getting your business operations in order, utilizing an entrepreneurial operating system can assist in evaluating your infrastructure, finding your issues and getting everyone on the same page to move the vision forward. Having a managerial team that fully embraces the vision is an essential component of being able to successfully carry it out. How can this be accomplished? 

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Topics: Business Advice, Business Coaching