Rock On!

Rene' Boer Process

In a recent EOS Quarterly Meeting, the Leadership Team was proud to report that they had completed each of the ten Rocks (key priorities) that they had committed to getting done. They had gotten close in previous quarters, always exceeding the goal of 80% completion but this was their first “100% quarter”.  In fact, I’ve conducted hundreds of sessions with …

Tools, Training & Process

Rene' Boer Process

When I was in my teens, my dad bought me a Norelco triple-head electric shaver for Christmas. It was a state-of- the-art tool ready to tackle the dozen or so hairs that were beginning to sprout on my chin. I used it for many years until I became frustrated by its inefficacy to closely shave what was emerging as a …

How Strong is your Organization?

Clark Neuhoff Strategy

Spoiler Alert – 2019 is just around the corner! And that means we are in the middle of Annual Planning season with our clients.  One of the high points of the EOS Process is a 2-day planning retreat ideally off site, where the leadership team takes a break to really think deeply about their business; where they’ve been this year, …

Truthful, Specific and Positive Feedback

Rene' Boer People

In my last post I helped you understand the importance of giving your direct reports both genuine praise and helpful criticism. Today, I want to elaborate on how to give genuine praise. I recently attended the 2nd Annual Conference for Companies Running on EOS, held in Minneapolis.  It was my privilege to speak on the topic of being a great …

The Best Defense is Good Offense

Clark Neuhoff People

Employee Retention is No Accident Since I began working the with private business owners 16 years ago, one of the biggest challenges that always comes up is finding good people.  This hasn’t changed yet and is not likely to anytime soon.  Last month unemployment dropped to 3.9%, lowest since 10% back in October of 2009.  This plus a steadier economy, …

See Something? Say Something!

Rene' Boer Insights

You can’t be a Great Boss if you shy away from giving feedback, either positive or negative. Today’s message is about the importance of both praise and criticism. In other words, when you see something, you must say something! When asked about feedback, most employees say they would prefer it to be positive – no surprise there. But what may …