Written by Don Maranca on January 23, 2020
Recently, I was having a client session with a company owner and his leadership team.
I asked the team if it had been implementing the tools in the EOS Toolbox™️ they learned down to their direct reports. A few awkward moments followed, filled with blank stares and silence. That’s when the owner broke in...
“What I heard is you don’t have faith in your people.”
For his part, the owner had been successful in practicing Delegate and Elevate implementing EOS® so that the company was less dependent on him. Meanwhile, the leadership team had stepped up in accountability and solving issues openly and honestly to move towards the company vision. They are resolving people issues quicker for the greater good.
However, things are still being dropped in their own departments, quarterly priorities are missed, and the culture isn’t being lived out in lower levels. Hence, the observation from the owner.
To gain sustainable traction towards your vision, your leaders have to learn to Delegate and Elevate themselves so they’re not the bottleneck of the organization. Individuals on your leadership team may be hitting a ceiling in their own personal development to lead their team, thus impacting the whole organization. Here are four steps to get them unstuck to take your company from good to great!
Following this process will reduce the anxiety of your leadership team with a path towards success. But implementing these tools at the leadership team is only half the battle. To gain real, sustainable traction towards your vision, your leadership team has to deploy the tools to their own teams. That will get you on your way from being good to being GREAT!