Leadership & Teams

Jan 18: EOS — Universal or Specialized Solution?

Join us for a complimentary Virtual Business Breakfast on Thursday, January 18th from 7:30 to 8:15 am. No driving necessary.  Participate from the comfort of your office or home. You just need an Internet connection.  Sorry we can’t provide you with “virtual coffee.” EOS(R), the Entrepreneurial Operating System, also known as “Traction,” is often considered an answer to all challenges faced by businesses in the…

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Management Classic Relevant Today — In Its 50th Year

Only a few business management books still ring true after 10 years, much less 50 years.  But The Effective Executive, by Peter Drucker is still a relevant, concise, and compelling guide for any key member of an organization.  First published in 1967, this book, still in print, is now 50 years old.  It is worth your time because its guidance is timeless, valuable, and practical. Jeff…

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Putting the Puck in the Right Goal — Part 2

By Gordon McAlister, Communications Consultant [For Part 1, see the Blog at www.oppintorev.com] The GOAL of effective communication is NOT just effective communication.  It’s RESULTS. While so much of an athletes focus is on scoring, the ultimate goal is not just to score goals. The ultimate goal of scoring goals is winning.  Keeping that focus is not as easy or obvious as it may seem.…

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Nov 16: SIMPLIFY & STRENGTHEN YOUR MN LLC

Join us for a complimentary Virtual Business Breakfast on Thursday, November 16th from 7:30 to 8:15 am. No driving necessary.  Participate from the comfort of your office or home.  You just need an Internet connection.  Sorry we can’t provide you with “virtual coffee.” Learn about changes in  the new Minnesota LLC Act and how they may allow you to simplify your LLC.   You may have…

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Putting the Puck in the Right Net — Part 1

by Gordon McAlister, Communications Consultant A player breaks free, skates unopposed toward the net, shoots, and scores – a goal for the other team. Clearly, not a part of the game plan. Why does it happen?  The player has become disoriented, failed to re-orient, and focus on the right goal. (This happens in other sports as well, but I’m in Minnesota.) In the world of…

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Leadership: A Team Sport with One Key Factor

Leadership: A Team Sport with One Key Factor ClubEntpreneur St. Paul with Host Chum Struve September 20, 2017 at the University Club of St. Paul Summary Leadership is often considered an individual sport with a general focus on developing individual leadership skills. But the success of an organization depends on a leadership team. And there is one key factor that drives the success of the leadership…

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How Do Values Help Prepare for the Future? EOS is Part of the Answer.

Nancy Lyons, CEO, Clockwork delivered thoughtful comments on this question at a recent event hosted by Minnesota Business Magazine. I will quote Nancy below and add a few comments of my own.  Everything in quotations below is from my notes on Nancy’s presentation. “Preparing for the future is all about people.  Why?  Our lives and work are intertwined.  Both should be centered around values.  How…

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“Wake us … from the sedative of misdirected frenzy.”

Sometimes a phrase will deeply resonate with me.  ” The sedative of misdirected frenzy ” did so for me on a recent Sunday morning in church.  This phrase succinctly captures a common yet avoidable problem in many aspects of our lives. In companies or organizations Haven’t we all observed the “sedative of misdirected frenzy” in a company or in an organization?  When things aren’t working…

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Valuable Links List — Oct 2016

Once a month I share a list of links to valuable articles on reputable websites. These resources help me in my work. I hope that they will be relevant and useful to you, too. This link list or “round up” is created and shared for your convenience. I also post these individual links on social media including LinkedIn, Twitter, and Google+. But you may not…

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EOS IDS: 4 Ways Leadership Teams Can Improve Effectiveness

EOS®, also known as the “Entrepreneurial Operating System” or “Traction” is an effective management operating system for businesses. EOS incorporates proven processes and tools that help leadership teams achieve results. The weekly leadership team meeting (the “Level 10” meeting in EOS terminology) is at the heart of the model. Within the L10 agenda is a segment called “IDS.” That is the acronym for the 3-step process used…

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