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Supercharging of your Scorecard

Simplifiy – Adjust – Energize! It’s easy to track data these days. After all, we are in the information age and we know that successful companies must have a strong data component. Making our decisions based on objective, timely data always works better than running...

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Ask someone who doesn’t know!

I live in a family of nerds! I’m surrounded by technical geniuses who are constantly inventing, building and tinkering with electronics of all kinds. One day, my boys were stumped and when I kindly offered to help, they assured me that only a “technical” solution...

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Silence does not need to be scary!

It could be that one of the main reasons you are a successful business leader is that you really know how to talk. You’ve been rewarded in your career for being able to talk your way into (or out of) anything. You’ve been successful in convincing people, inspiring...

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Worst job ever!

One of my favorite team-building exercises is to ask team members to share their personal histories. This tool, described in The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni, asks team members to share their hometowns, information about...

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What Does DONE Look Like?

I wanted to share my experience of what "DONE" looked like as I completed my goal of writing and publishing a book last year. I think you'll find my story one that you can relate to because it will echo similar experiences you may have had with projects in your...

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Guard Your SIMPLICITY with These Three Skills

Any idiot can create something complex. It takes a real genius to make that “something” simple! This is constant – as your business grows, it will NATURALLY tend to become more complex. By teaching everyone in the company how to ACTIVELY combat complexity, your...

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Core Focus: The “Frenemy” of the Visionary

It's often difficult for an entrepreneur to have faith that Innovation actually happens when a company holds steadfast to its Core Focus, but it's true. And while the world is concerned with diversifying, and responding to or finding “disruptive” technology and...

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Are You Committed?

”Five frogs are sitting on a log. Four decide to jump off. How many are left? Five, because deciding is different than doing.” That is how Fred Kofman, VP at LinkedIn begins his post entitled Are You Making This Mistake at the End of Your Meetings? If you are a member...

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Engage and Empower

To remain competitive, today’s business owners want (and need) a highly engaged workforce – empowered to ask questions and challenge the status quo. Employees who have an “ownership thinking” mentality bring more traction to the company's vision. This issue recently...

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Name It to Tame It

Recently, I helped a Visionary lovingly escort a favorite salesperson of hers on to a new career (That’s my positive spin on the word “FIRE.”) Before deciding to run her business on EOS, she stayed awake at night worrying about the sales situation in her company. She...

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Inspire Action with Experiments

I love the freedom and adventure of the forest. One of my favorite meadows is only reachable by crossing several streams. On a recent trek to reach the meadow, I was faced with flooded streams that prevented my crossing. Ignoring the other casual travelers that warned...

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A Group of Experts? Or A Leadership Team?

I live in a family of nerds! I’m surrounded by technical geniuses that are constantly inventing, building and tinkering with everything. One day, the boys were stumped. I kindly offered to help. They assured me that a technical approach was their only path to solving...

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Living Up to Your Competitive Edge

The cartoon character Maxine is copyrighted by ©Hallmark Licensing, Inc. A few weeks ago, I pulled into a convenience store that had a banner out front touting “Best Quality, Fastest Service and Lowest Prices”… When I went into the store it was dirty, and the prices...

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A Story, An Epiphany

I had a crazy epiphany the other day as I was working with a client.   They were struggling with a sales issue so I recommended they call one of my friends who does Fractional Sales Management.   The conversation went well and my EOS client engaged my friend! Here is...

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Creating IRRESISTIBLE Accountability

It’s no secret that Entrepreneurial businesses LOVE and NEED their employees to be Accountable.   But what if you could turn that “I’ll do what you ask me to do” accountability into Irresistible Accountability?  With employees that ask, “What’s next? What’s best for...

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Speaker’s Workshop

Jill was recently invited to attend a speaker’s workshop with Floyd Wickman. Floyd is a motivator, an author of seven books, a teacher and an inducted member of the National Speakers’ Association Hall of Fame. Floyd’s son, Gino Wickman, wrote Traction, the book that...

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Death By Pronoun

By: Walt Brown Below are three dangerous areas that become very evident when my clients and I journey deeper into EOS and become more precise and accurate with corporate language and nomenclature*. Death by pronoun.  Everyone understand what I am saying here?  Using...

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Accelerated Strengths Coaching in Dallas

From Left to Right: Brent O’Bannon, Julie Fleming and Steve Bath From Left to Right: Julie Fleming and Jeremy Pietrocini Jeremy Pietrocini, Gallup Senior Learning and Development Consultant and Steve Bath, Gallup Advanced Learning and Development Consultant came to...

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Open Up and Grow

I’m a bit of a nature lover so for my weekly “Clarity Break,” I wake up early on Sunday mornings and walk in nature.   One of my favorite things to do is to be peaceful and observe the proven processes of how nature works.  It’s disciplined, has a rhythm, it is...

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2015 Komen Dallas County Impact Awards Luncheon

 From left to right: Jill Young, Drew Pearson, Paige and Elsa On April 24th Jill attended the 2015 Komen Dallas County Impact Awards Luncheon at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel. A staged photo was taken but the story is much greater than that, those women were not there...

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Good Turnover

One of my clients recently had the word “turnover” on their issues list.   After working to really identify the root cause of the turnover, and coming up blank, they asked me to help.   The first thing I always ask is… “Is this good turnover, or bad turnover?” What?!?...

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ASM4 Live Event in Las Vegas

Since we last posted in February, Jill has been busy teaching the tools of the Entrepreneurial Operating System all around the DFW Metroplex, and even in Las Vegas! She spoke to 4,000 entrepreneurs and business owners about Core Values at the ASM4 Live Event in Las...

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The Power of a True TEAM

I live in a family of nerds!   I’m surrounded by technical geniuses that are constantly inventing, building and tinkering with electronics of all kinds.   One day the boys were stumped and when I kindly offered to help, they assured me that only a technical solution...

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TractionFirst Dallas Stars Night

What a great night for TractionFirst.  Jill shared the EOS message to Small Business Owners at American Airlines Center right before Dallas Stars game on February 5, 2015.  Not to mention a special surprise guest - Marty Turco, former Dallas Stars...

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The KEY to Accountability

True confession ... I'm a snoop!  I can't help it! My coach says it's because I have Learner and Input in my top ten strengths....I just have a HUGE desire to learn about people and then help them maximize their strengths!  (I also have maximizer in my top five). ...

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