A business may succeed or fail for a variety of reasons. While entrepreneurs must take risks to reach a level of success, they don’t want to rely on luck or extraneous factors to keep their ship afloat. Likewise, business leaders don’t want to be blindsided by a problem festering underneath the surface. Solid business performance management balances risk-taking with measured preparedness to properly advance without taking a major beating along the way.
At first, this harmony might sound impossible. After all, caution often prevents one from taking risks, nullifying any movement whatsoever. It turns out, however, that businesses both big and small can find continued success with the right tools. The Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) breaks down a business into its core components. EOS trains consultants to work with business leaders. Here’s how a certified EOS consultant can help businesses succeed and, more importantly, understand how to maintain or advance this level of success.
What is the EOS Model?
The EOS model breaks down business operations into six key components. These are: vision, people, data, process, issues, and traction. Vision deals with what a business aims to achieve. The People component refers to choosing the right people for the right positions. Data looks at hard numbers and ways to break them down. Process aims to understand the way a business operates in its simplest terms. Issues are common problems every business faces and how best to deal with them. And Traction is the way in which a business transforms Vision into action by assessing team management, implementing short-term accountability plans (90-day “Rocks”) and establishing a “Meeting Pulse.” These six components simplify what otherwise seems like an endless sea of performance management stress and confusion.
What a Certified EOS Consultant Does
EOS business consultants help leaders understand these six key ingredients to success and elaborate on how each can be improved in practical ways. Each consultant has gone through a Base Camp or Boot Camp, equipping them with extensive training and real-world knowledge of how to implement the EOS model for any type of business. They will essentially perform an autopsy on every aspect of your business and company culture. What areas need attention or improvement? What’s working without your knowledge, and how can it be even better?
How EOS Consultants Can Help Businesses Succeed
With anything in life, knowing what to look for is a major step toward achieving continued success. If a business is doing well, it’s probably in part due to strong leadership and focus. But even so, does that business leader have a solid grasp on every part of the business? Does he or she understand what these parts are and why they matter? Instinct is a great thing to have, but it can get you into trouble when not combined with knowledge. Certified EOS consultants help leaders see the big picture in simpler terms so that if any part of the machine starts to break down, they can spend their time and energy there before overextending everywhere else.
This awareness is actually one of the best leadership qualities one can possess. Leaders who learn from the EOS model know what to look for and when. They can feel more confident in taking risks because their business rests on a strong foundation of vision, people, data, process, issues, and traction. Leadership Resources is the premier provider in Omaha and Lincoln, NE for aligning business around the Entrepreneurial Operating System. Our purpose is making the impossible possible through people. We aim to do so by helping individuals develop patterns of success that will decrease stress levels and maximize productivity. To learn more about us and the services we offer, contact us here.