Anyone who has talked with me about my approach to structuring and managing teams and companies has likely heard me talk up EOS, the Entrepreneurial Operating System.
We used a great EOS coach, Duane Marshall, at a prior employer. I have learned a lot from Duane and from Gino Wickman’s books about how to focus on the right things, what to ignore, and how to get things done.
I like this short video on how to stamp out communication circuits that undermine the structure of a company. I have been guilty of avoiding the difficult conversation by going indirectly, and I’ve seen the consequences when I’ve been circumvented. Never good. At best, it just wastes cycles by having a conversation without the right people gathered together. At worst, it undermines key relationships and pulls the team apart. So much simpler to just stop it in its tracks.
Listen to Mark Winters, co-author with Gino Wickman of Rocket Fuel, explain how to avoid end-runs around managers and integrators.