FAQ’s

What size company is right for EOS®?
What type of company is right for EOS®?
What is the role of an EOS® Implementer?
Can I self-implement?
How long is the engagement?
What is “graduation”?
Some of the EOS® tools sound familiar. Isn’t this just a rehash of other concepts?
Why just one operating system?
We’ve attended numerous workshops before and nothing worked. Isn’t EOS® just more of the same?
We are already working with an outside consultant.
What are the reasons that EOS® fails in a company?
This sounds too good to be true.
What size company is right for EOS®?

Any entrepreneurial organization can benefit from EOS®. The sweet spot is typically between 10 and 250 employees.

What type of company is right for EOS®?

Entrepreneurial companies where the leaders are open, honest, growth oriented, willing to change, hate the status quo, wanting what is best for themselves and their employees and are restless to achieve their vision.

What is the role of an EOS® Implementer?

I am a Facilitator, Teacher and Coach. My goal is to ensure that you are your teams are at optimal effectiveness. I know how hard running an entrepreneurial business can be… my job is to make it less stressful, fun, more impactful and more profitable. I teach you the tools and ensure they are being used effectively. I also call out the issues that you may not be able to see because you are too close to them. My role is to help your leadership to ask the right questions, discover the best answers, and implement the proven EOS Model.

Can I self-implement?

You absolutely can. All the tools are in the book “Traction” with additional tools and resources on the EOS® Basecamp website. Self-implementing is doable but it is certainly not easy. I speak from experience as I self-implemented EOS® at the company I ran. I bought in 100% to EOS® but the problem was there were not enough hours in the day to put out the many fires, try to run the business and then try to implement EOS®. I didn’t have enough time to do what I was accountable for, let alone to implement EOS®. I quickly changed course and hired an EOS® implementer and it made all the difference. There is tremendous value in having an implementer trained in facilitation lead the meetings so that you can participate instead having to manage the process, an implementer can objectively call out issues that you may not even be aware of, teach you the proper use of the tools, be a helpful resource who “has been there and done that” and be a coach to ensure you stay on track. If you are self-implementing and get stuck, give me a call. I will be glad to help.

How long is the engagement?

A typical EOS engagement lasts for about 24 months but this varies from client to client. During this period of time, we meet for 10 +/- sessions. The goal is to get you and your team to 80% strong in each of the six key components. Once that happens, you graduate and we celebrate!

What is “graduation”?

After you learn the EOS tools an successfully use them in your organization to get to 80% strong in each of the six key components, you “graduate” and run EOS on your own. This journey usually takes about two years. Some clients still use EOS Implementers well beyond 24 months mark to run their quarterly and annual planning sessions so that every member of the leadership team can fully participate.

Some of the EOS® tools sound familiar. Isn’t this just a rehash of other concepts?

No. The founder of EOS®, Gino Wickman, was influenced by many thought leaders who came before him such as Steven Covey, Pat Lencioni, Verne Harnish and others. He openly credits their contributions. If you put all those great insights, plus Gino’s own considerable insights, and blended them into one cake batter… the result would be EOS®. The real power of EOS® is the way all the various components integrate into one complete system to successfully run your business. With the six key components, the 20 tools, the meeting cadence, the disciplines all working together holistically… when everyone in your company has mastered them and everyone is using them every single day… well, magic happens.

Why just one operating system?

EOS® encompasses all parts of your company. There is no need for any other system. Just like all great professional sports teams use one playbook that everyone understands, your company just needs one playbook that shows each person what they need to do in order for them and the team to be successful. There is intentionality behind their being the best. Even if you don’t use EOS® (although obviously I think it’s the best), I strongly encourage you to pick one operating system to use.

We’ve attended numerous workshops before and nothing worked. Isn’t EOS® just more of the same?

EOS® is not a flavor of the month. It’s not something you “do” once and then abandon when the next flavor comes along. EOS® is a complete management system made up of effective tools that work that addresses every part of your business. It becomes part of the very fiber of your company. It is a simplified way of operating your business forever. My goal is for you to plant EOS® so that it become part of the DNA of your company.

We are already working with an outside consultant.

First, I am not a consultant. I am not trying to replace anyone. My task is not to figure out what problems to solve but rather teach you a proven complete system with simple but effective tools so that you solve your own problems. My job is not to imbed myself into your organization but rather to teach, facilitate and coach you so that your team is strong and not dependent on me. I am an expert in EOS®. I used EOS® in my business for four years before I became a professional EOS® Implementer. I live and breathe EOS® and work hard to continually improve my knowledge and skillset so I can continue to help companies grow and be healthy.

What are the reasons that EOS® fails in a company?

The first reason would be if the key leaders don’t buy into following EOS®. They have to be totally engaged and on board so that everyone else knows that the proverbial EOS® train is leaving the station and if they want to be part of it, they better get on board. Secondly, you just have to follow the system and not to change it or reinvent it. It’s worked for thousands of companies, but just follow the roadmap that EOS® provides. The third is that everyone needs to be open and honest.

This sounds too good to be true.

Speaking from my own experience, EOS® works. It helped me solve long-standing issues and created a far healthier company than I could have done on my own. Although EOS® may seem “simple”, it is not easy. There are tough decisions that need to be made, and change doesn’t happen overnight.… but if you follow the system, it works. You’ll have to spend some energy now to save a lot of energy later. Would you rather be in the same place you are now in two years or would you rather solve your problems, have the right team in place and be much further along in achieving your vision?

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