Success is a Flywheel, not a Propeller

Jim Collins in Good to Great describes the Flywheel Effect. Picture an enormous wheel like the London Eye, which weighs hundreds of tons and which requires a giant engine to spin. Contrast the flywheel with an airplane propeller, which kicks in suddenly and reaches maximum speed within seconds. Inexperienced entrepreneurs, as well as seasoned wishful thinkers are hoping, that a business is like a propeller. They are yearning for a Read More…

Run your business for power or profit?

“For both” – I hear you responding internally. This is the obvious answer that most entrepreneurs would give if they were to be honest about it. Let’s be clear: We all want profit, but most of us also enjoy the feeling of importance attached to being the owner or the CEO. It is our brilliance that has created all these jobs and it is our magnanimity that keeps our employees Read More…

Why Rocks Rock

My EOS clients love Rocks. They cringe when we prioritize them, fear when they are asked to own them, may be cursing inside when they are held to doing them, but rejoice when they complete them. I define Rocks as not urgent but important projects that require more than a couple of hours of focused effort, and that cannot be accomplished the night before they are due. A typical Rock would take at Read More…

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