Keeping Expectations Clear

Rene' Boer Process

  I’m frequently asked, “How can I hold my people more accountable?” The simple answer is, you can’t. You must create an environment where people hold themselves accountable.  And, accountability starts with clear expectations.  But, keeping expectations clear is a two-way street. This means that your direct reports must be clear on your expectations of them, and you must be …

Clarity Breaks

Rene' Boer Execution

If you’ve read books on great leaders in history, you’ll find that one of the things that they all had in common was the ability to get out of the weeds, rise above it all, and take time to think.  Henry Ford once said, “Thinking is the hardest thing to do, that’s why so few people engage in it.” As …

Why Millennials Will Love EOS® – Part 2

Clark Neuhoff Vision

Last time we said that millennials raised in a different time than us Boomers and Gen-Xers, think differently and have very specific expectations for information and their work environments.  The V/TO and the Accountability Chart provide the vision, big picture and culture that Millennials need to understand and to be engaged.  This time I want to share specific EOS Tools that …

The Greater Good

Rene' Boer Vision

  Today, we’re focusing on acting with the greater good in mind. Great leaders always act for the greater good and that greater good is your organization’s vision. Not your vision, your organization’s vision. That creates the context for how your decisions and your actions support the greater good. I’d like to share a story with you about two great …

Thanks Dad!

Rene' Boer People

With Father’s Day approaching this weekend I’m reminded of my dad who passed away almost 20 years ago. I miss him.  My dad was an eternal optimist. He walked on the sunny side of the street. My folks emigrated here from The Netherlands in 1956 with $256 in their pockets and my younger brother and me in tow. They came …

Letting Go of the Vine, Part 2

Rene' Boer People

We often complain that we don’t have enough TIME to get everything done. The fact is we all have the same amount of time. What’s different is how we choose to use our time. Applying the Delegate and Elevate tool will help you make more effective use of your time but, the people who report to you must be doing …

Why Millennials Will Love EOS® – Part 1

Clark Neuhoff People, Vision

The impact these 76 million people born between 1980 – 2002 will have on the workforce is well documented.  Stereotypes aside, their numbers, creativity, passion and knack for technology make them a critical asset to any organization.  However, they simply think differently than us Baby-Boomer owners and many Gen-X leaders and managers. When you look at the articles, there are …

Letting Go of the Vine

Rene' Boer How to Be a Great Boss, Insights, People, Traction

Letting go of the Vine involves using 2 tools. I’ll explain the 1st Tool today. It’s called Delegate and Elevate. Using this tool effectively involves 5 steps. This will be a life-changing exercise that will help you improve your time capacity, discover where you should spend your time and help you to determine if being a boss is the best …

Providing the Necessary Tools

Rene' Boer Execution

Once you’ve created the opening with a compelling vision for your people, you must provide them with the necessary tools to make your vision happen. If you don’t, they’ll be frustrated. It’s debilitating for them. It’s akin to giving someone a set of blueprints to build you a house and then not providing the material and tools necessary to complete …

Giving Clear Direction

Rene' Boer Core Values

  Giving clear direction is not about telling people what to do or how to do it. Instead it’s about Creating an Opening.  You’ve heard the adage “nature abhors a vacuum”. That vacuum – that opening must be filled.  You can best do this by creating a compelling vision of where you’re going, why it’s important, and how you’ll get …