Reward Individual Performers, Or Everyone? One of the biggest mistakes I ever made in business was yanking away a solid company bonus structure. For several years, we'd created a structure based on company performance: 20% of all profits would be shared with everyone shared equally regardless of position or salary. There was no "entitlements" in…Read more
About: Dave Borland
Dave Borland is an EOS Implementer™. He helps people to get what they want from their businesses, by helping the organization's leadership team to implement EOS, a proven system with simple tools to help them do three things: Create and share a vision, align the team, and focus on results.
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Are you Wearing Too Many Hats? With every EOS client, we develop what is called an accountability chart - a souped-up organizational chart that shows not job titles but roles, and the main priorities for that role. During the process, we'll usually smoke out several issues, including my favorite: the boss wears too many hats,…Read more
Are You A Leader Of A Tech Company? Oh Boy, Do You Have Issues I coach leadership teams of growing companies on how to implement the tools of EOS, the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (what some people call "Traction", based on the book Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business). In my travels, I get to help leadership…Read more
What is Your Organization's Core Focus?TM You've read the statistics: most businesses fail. Some fail in a year; 50% fail in less than five. The truth is, most businesses don't make it to ten years. Think Different. No, Really! Did you ever notice that some companies seem to be successful, and have the golden touch,…Read more
My Company Core Values I was leading a client vision / planning session yesterday, and while we were running through the exercises to narrow and determine their company's core values, I talked to them about what to do with the core values after they are created. My advice: post them everywhere, memorize them, talk about them weekly, raise…Read more
Want an Effective Meeting? Take a look at this example of a life-or-death problem and how it was quickly solved, boldly yet effectively.Read more
Is it Groundhog Day, Every Day? You remember the movie Groundhog Day, starring Bill Murray? Murray's character is Phil Connors, a self-important TV weatherman who, while on assignment covering the annual Groundhog Day event in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, finds himself in a time loop, repeating the same day again and again. Nothing changes for him, day after…Read more
Should your leadership team be committed? I was attempting to title this post "Is Your Leadership Team Committed?", but as I dictated into the microphone, out popped "Should your leadership team committed". Huh. No need to go back and correct that one, except to add the word "be". I kinda like the nuanced way it turned…Read more
A lemonade stand's marketing and sales failure or success revolve around a few simple things. This is also the case for your business. Read on.Read more
Amazing things can come from small beginnings. But what if your small beginning hits a high dam? Entrepreneurs are no stranger to small beginnings, and stoppages. Get your business flowing again.Read more
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