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So far John McMahon has created 8 blog entries.

Why the Most Successful Companies Do Less

During a recent client session I asked the team, “What can we do next quarter to improve our performance on quarterly rocks?” One member said she needed to improve her ability to multitask. Caught up in the moment, I responded, “There is no such thing as multitasking; it’s a myth that some use to explain […]

By |May 31st, 2016|business, business systems|0 Comments

If Your Tool is a Hammer, Every Problem Looks Like a Nail

This quote originated with Abraham Maslow in his work, The Psychology of Science, published in 1966. Also known as Maslow’s Hammer, the story goes that if all a boy has is a hammer, everything he sees will be in need of a pounding.

Ask yourself honestly, “Have I been pounding away at my business day after […]

By |January 9th, 2016|business, business systems, tool|0 Comments

Need a Better Process? Use a Checklist

While working with clients to implement EOS, we demonstrate that the 136 things leadership teams wrestle with are really just symptoms of root cause problems that they have been unable to effectively solve. The learning here, which is at the heart of the EOS model, is that there are only 6 key components of any […]

By |September 21st, 2015|Process|1 Comment

Culture or Competence Which Would You Choose?

In today’s highly competitive business environment, owners and leaders who desire to become their best may be faced with making a choice between enhancing their competency and perpetuating their culture. If you were to face this decision, which would you choose?

I choose both. What I mean is that to become your best, you must find […]

By |August 26th, 2015|business systems|0 Comments

What’s Your Stanley Cup?

For many people, the first signs of spring and warm weather represent the beginning of the summer season. Not so much for me. Every year the middle of June represents that new beginning. Not because the weather is usually warm and people are out and about enjoying the things that winter had locked away, but […]

By |June 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Greater Good: 3 Ways To Foster Team Health

Most of us work inside organizations that depend greatly on the performance of groups or teams. By default, that means individual contributions while valuable, are not always equal. That’s just the way it is. This can play out in various ways, especially in organizations with multiple partners, shareholders, or owners, where each plays a different […]

By |May 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Keep It In Perspective

One of the things we do when working with EOS clients is set aside a small period of time for what we call “a segue”. We do this at the beginning of every session and it’s our formal way of recognizing the need for each of the leadership team members to leave their titles and […]

By |April 16th, 2015|Focus|1 Comment

The Right People

One of the Six Key Components we teach our EOS clients is what we call the “People Component”. The context is that without great people, making your business vision a reality is simply not possible.

The issue lies with the definition. What makes for great people? Truth is, the definition is different for every organization. What […]

By |March 27th, 2015|People|0 Comments