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03/7 2013

Warren Buffet on Value

“More than 50 years ago, Charlie (Munger) told me that it was far better to buy a wonderful business at a fair price than to buy a fair business at a wonderful price.”

Beware the discount.

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02/21 2013

Things Left Unsaid

Just say it.  Never mind the little voice in your head trying to convince you otherwise.  Now’s the time, this is the venue.

Be direct.  There’s no need to wrap what you have to say in a pretty little bow.  Be kind.  Attack the issue, notREAD MORE

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12/31 2012

It’s Just an Issue…

This is a phrase professional EOS Implementers use frequently.  It helps leaders keep things in perspective, avoid unnecessary drama, and focus on resolving Issues (rather than lamenting their inevitable existence).  The following story reminded me just how important that discipline is…in business and in life.


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11/9 2012

Four Steps to Reducing Leadership Frustrations…Forever

Most entrepreneurial leaders are frustrated.  Some leaders are only occasionally frustrated, because they find ways to resolve their issues quickly and effectively.  But many leaders have been frustrated about a lot of things for a very long time.  some seem to have resigned themselves toREAD MORE

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10/23 2012

Join me in Columbus on 11/1 to celebrate the launch of Get a Grip

Connect with me and other EOS fans as we celebrate the book launch of Get A Grip. Thursday, November 1, 2012 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Book Loft 631 South 3rd. St., Columbus, OH  43206

I will sign copies of Get a Grip throughout the evening and say a few words at 6:15 p.m.READ MORE

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10/16 2012

Oct. 30: MN launch of Get a Grip

Connect with me and other EOS fans as we celebrate the Minnesota book launch of Get A Grip. Tuesday, October 30, 2012 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Barnes & Noble – Galleria 3225 W. 69th StreetEdina, MN 55435

I will sign copies of Get a Grip throughout the evening and say a fewREAD MORE

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08/27 2012

Accountability – To Be or Not to Be?

Those familiar with EOS know that an Accountability Chart crystallizes roles and responsibilities for everyone in the organization. It’s built by focusing first on the right structure for the organization – identifying the major functions (seats) necessary to execute on the company’s vision over the next 6-12READ MORE

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07/1 2012

The First Step to Building a Healthy Leadership Team

As many entrepreneurs now know, Certified EOS Implementers begin every session by restating our expectations for the day.  Every single time we do that – to date nearly 1,500 times with the leadership teams of more than 200 entrepreneurial companies – we’ve asked each memberREAD MORE

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05/30 2012

Are You Running in a Straight Line?

My high school cross country coach, Chuck Lucas, was a legend.  He and his teams won more than twenty league championships, countless district titles and two state titles – my senior year and the year following.  There were lots of reasons “Coach Luke” was effective,READ MORE

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05/7 2012

Five Leadership Tips from The Boss

I first became a fan of Bruce Springsteen as a sixth-grader in Kent, OH (yes, they had music back then).

I quickly became obsessed – Born to Run was on my turntable (yes, I said turntable) thru high school.  I have seen dozens of Springsteen showsREAD MORE