In this edition ... Your Personal Operating System - Ten Disciplines to Maximize Your Energy... Conflict: Not Uncomfortable = Not Real... Simplify Painful Decisions...
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Your Personal Operating System – Ten Disciplines to Maximize Your Energy
“You are a ball of entrepreneurial energy!” said Gino Wickman, founder of the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) and author of the bestselling book Traction. This past week I attended the EOS Worldwide Conference for Companies Running on EOS, and Gino Wickman was one of the keynote speakers.
“For nearly 20 years," Wickman continued, "EOS has been teaching entrepreneurs a system to manage the human energy in their organizations.” He continued, “Today I want to share ten disciplines that will help you maximize your performance, giving you a sort of Personal Operating System to manage your personal human energy… not just for these challenging times, but in all times.”
This article is a summary of Ten Disciplines Gino shared to help entrepreneurs manage and optimize the use of their own energy. Also, since he is a master of execution, for each discipline there is also a To-Do inserted under the heading “Make it Stick” to help you adopt the discipline and turn it into a habit.
Quote I Am Pondering
“I don’t think anyone ever gets completely used to conflict. If it’s not a little uncomfortable, then it’s not real. The key is to keep doing it anyway.”
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
HOW TO SIMPLIFY PAINFUL DECISION MAKING
by Mike Kotsis on May 14, 2020
One of my clients, a small software company in Detroit, had this 'a-ha' moment in one of their quarterly sessions.
“With great power comes great responsibility. We have great power (talent on our team), and we’re not being responsible because we aren’t focusing it effectively.”
Fortunately, they have great people on their team that fit into their culture and are extremely talented. Unfortunately, several team members are bringing in too many new ideas and opportunities for the team feasibly to pursue.
Why is this a problem?
THE PROBLEM OF NEW BUSINESS IDEAS
We need new opportunities and ideas to continue growing the business. The problem is that these new ideas cause the team to constantly shift priorities.
To learn two key questions teams should ask when considering new opportunities, check out the rest of the article (3 minutes).