Tools to Build Great Leaders

Clark Neuhoff Execution

We are all leaders!  Some of us lead organizations, some lead teams.  We all aspire to be market leaders within our niches (if not, then we need to have a separate conversation).  We all need to be thought leaders, championing our ideas to advance the organizations that we are a part of. In his book Leadership Gold, Lessons I’ve Learned …

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 …

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 …

Date Your Kids

Clark Neuhoff People

The best parenting advice I ever got was to date your kids.  For all the parenting mistakes I made, I took this one to heart and to this day have strong relationships, and open communication with my adult children.  The idea is simple.  I asked for one hour each week and I’ll buy (of course).  They pick the place and …

Leave No Rock Behind

Clark Neuhoff Traction

This creed leave no man behind is espoused by many branches of our armed forces as well as other countries. The movie Blackhawk Down brought this to the popular culture. It’s a basic principle you must have in an army. If a soldier knows that whatever happens, he is not alone and won’t be left behind, he will take much …

Thriving Businesses for Generations – Continued; How and Where to Begin

Clark Neuhoff Vision

Last time, I shared a series of recommendations from six multi-generational business owners for how they are successfully navigating the challenges of growing their businesses.  Our panel came up with a list of 25 specific actions, all important and critical things that we need to be doing in our businesses.  But I often get pushback on where to begin and …

How 3 Family Businesses Have Broken Through for Generations

Clark Neuhoff Vision

I recently had the privilege of leading a panel discussion comprised of six business owners – three fathers and three sons.  The event was hosted by Illinois’s premier manufacturing association, the TMA.  What the audience came to hear were first-hand accounts of how each of these companies have successfully carved out a niche where they can thrive, and at the …