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Tips for Writing Great Rocks

Everyone who runs a company on EOS® struggles with how to set Rocks at the start of their journey. If you are having issues with setting your quarterly priorities, take heart – you are not alone! And it is not as difficult as it may seem at first.

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Shared by All Isn’t the Same as Shared With All

Growing up in Minnesota, a.k.a. the Land of 10,000 Lakes, a fair amount of my childhood was spent on the water. We’d go swimming, boating, and my favorite - canoeing. As a kid, I’d jump in the canoe and take a seat; as the youngest, I was often seated in the middle of the canoe. While this position didn’t require that I paddle, my enthusiasm had me do so anyway as I wanted to participate in our progress. As a youngster, I wasn’t always focused and at times, I was rowing in the opposite direction! My energy was being wasted instead of moving our boat forward. I was dragging my team down because my efforts were not aligned with where we were going.

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Combating the Negativity of Success

I recently received a report from an EOS® company leader who said their team has been feeling a bit "bummed" lately. They felt this way  after perfectly good Level 10 meetings™️, even when a lot got done!

Their concern was that the Level 10's seemed to focus on "negative things," like problems, barriers, obstacles, ISSUES, thus leading to a feeling of general negativity.

I did some correspondence on this with my "Honey Badger" tribe of fellow EOS Implementers, and they, too, noted that this is not uncommon. I've done a bit of online research, and it turns out that it is quite normal for high-performing teams to experience this occasionally.

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5 Steps to a Great Scorecard

Almost every EOS® company struggles at the start of their journey with their Scorecard by trying to monitor too much information instead of focusing only on key performance indicators. Well, today I've distilled this process into five simple steps.

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