In this edition ... Getting to the Launch Pad - Tools Before Vision ... Focused on the Right Rocks ... Through the Eye of a Hurricane ...
Here is your weekly installment of Tuesday Traction Points - Key things I'm seeing and experiencing that give me, and the entrepreneurs I work with, Traction!
Getting to the Launch Pad - Tools Before Vision
We take an unexpected path with leadership teams who implement the Entrepreneurial Operating System. One might think that getting right to work on discovering and setting the vision for the company and then getting clear on the tactics to execute the vision would be the best approach.
However, proceeding in this order is like building a state of the art rocket and space vehicle with no way to get it to the launch pad.
In an EOS implementation we work on Foundational Tools first. This is like ensuring we have a functioning "crawler-transporter" (like the one in the photo above) to get the rocket from the "Vehicle Assembly Building" to the Launch Pad.
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GOOD PROBLEM SOLVING IS LIKE FLYING THROUGH THE EYE OF A HURRICANE
I often remind my clients that an issue is just that… an issue. In other words, there is nothing they can’t solve. It’s simply that some issues are bigger and more emotionally charged than others.
People issues usually top the list as the toughest to take on. Many leaders delay addressing these problems because they fear they will be painful and result in unpleasant outcomes. Good problem solving is like reaching the eye of a hurricane.
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