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 …

Leadership and Management

Rene' Boer Process

Last time we discussed the 4 Truths that you must embrace to Be a Great Boss. Today’s focus is defining Leadership and Management, what makes them different but also, equally important.  Simply put … Leadership is defined as: Working “On” the business Providing Clear Direction Creating an Opening Thinking Management is defined as: Working “In” the business Keeping Expectations Clear …

The 4 Truths

Rene' Boer People

  When I began my business journey years ago, no one gave me a boss’s how-to manual. I learned my lessons the hard way through trial and error. And admittedly, in the beginning, I wasn’t a very good boss. But, I was fortunate to work for and learn from a few great bosses. Maybe you’re currently working for a great …

The Four Delusions of Success

Rene' Boer Issues/Problem Solving

In his book, “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There,” Marshall Goldsmith points out that the fundamental beliefs that drive our success can also make us resistant to change.  We overestimate our contributions and sometimes take credit for things that others have accomplished while often ignoring our own shortcomings. These delusions are the result of success, not failure. He …

Are You Committed or Compliant?

Rene' Boer People

What do people in your organization do when decisions don’t go their way? Do they accept the decision even though they disagree with it? Do they demonstrate through their words and actions that they support the decision and that they’re committed to achieving the objective? When communicating inside or outside the organization, do they give the impression that they are …