Recent Posts by Steve Banis

The Silent Idea Killer.

The silent idea killer. Nothing stimulates the discussion of great ideas quite like an open mind. It's Friday afternoon at the weekly leadership team meeting, and the CEO is holding court as usual. Issues are presented. But also as usual, the issues that are discussed are initiated and directed by the CEO. Discussion as it…
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Core Values – No Compromises

The EOS® process suggests that your core values are non-negotiable. They are a tangible key to health and performance. Here's a story that shows why. Did you know it's harder to get a Chick-fil-A franchise than it is to get into Harvard? Less than 1 percent of Chick-fil-A franchise applicants who make it past the…
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The Ruthless Pursuit of Less.

Many leadership teams find that setting rocks, and sticking to them, is the most difficult part of implementing EOS (The Entrepreneurial Operating System®). So what can you do about it?
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When being wrong is right

When being wrong is right Do this one simple thing to build trust and unleash productivity. As an EOS ImplementerTM, I'm always on the lookout for content that exemplifies core principles of the EOS ProcessTM. Recently, I rewatched a Simon Sinek TED talk on one of the principle roles of leadership – the establishment of…
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Why Do People Do What They Do?

I just finished reading Misbehaving, written by one of the pioneers of behavioral economics, Richard Thaler. The book contains many great stories about how people and markets behave in the strangest ways. Like, People will gamble more, even if the stakes are higher, just for a chance to break even.People will take money out of their…
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