What does it take to get an entire company aligned, help them become more disciplined and accountable, and build healthy, cohesive leadership teams?
Vision and Traction are two of the elements, along with Healthy, which make up the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS).
EOS is management system to help you run your business, put regular meetings in place, help you become more disciplined and allow the entire team to execute better.
Vision: ensuring everyone shares the same outlook on where your organisation is heading, and how it will get there.
Traction: bringing discipline through responsibility and accountability, so you can execute to achieve every part of your vision
Healthy: help them become a healthy, functional, cohesive leadership team, because unfortunately, leaders don’t always function well as a team
Which should come first – traction or vision?
Many believe that their first priority should be to establish a vision for their business.
However, in my experience, the best strategy is to concentrate on gaining traction first.
After all, you’re unlikely to fulfil your vision if you don’t have the right team to make it a reality.
You need to focus first on the “who” and the “how”, before tackling the question of “what”.
This means employing the right team and putting systems in place to ensure they take responsibility and are accountable.
We call this right people and right seats.
Businesses which use EOS put tools in place to help them ensure they have the right team in place. These include:
accountability charts to track the numbers in the business
regularly reviewed Rocks to keep people focused on their key priorities
weekly meetings to update the entire team on progress and keep them aligned
Once you have team in place, the leaders of the organisation can make sure they are delegating the right tasks and doing the most important things for the business.
You then can dream a bigger vision - where you want to take your business and how you are going to get there.
By Julia Langkraehr, founder, Bold Clarity (Julia is a guest speaker at The London Group on 25th July 2018 - to find out more click here)