The Two Front Battle - Focused Employees are Healthier Humans

Posted by Walt Brown on Apr 15, 2020 9:30:00 AM

“The biggest leadership gift you can give right now is helping employees focus productively at work.”

In uncertain times we leaders have it tough because we are fighting a battle on two fronts. We are fighting our own internal battle and we are leading the battle being fought by our organization. Our employees are also fighting two battles, their personal battle and what they are supposed to be doing at work to be productive.

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Topics: Belong, Believe

Why Going Verbal is Always Best for Business

Posted by Walt Brown on Apr 8, 2020 9:45:00 AM

There is a scene from the film We Are Marshall that perfectly conveys the importance of verbal communication if you truly wish to be heard and understood and to have the full significance of your statements appreciated.

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Topics: Believe, Accountable, Developed, Measured

Can your employees answer these 14 questions about their jobs?

Posted by Walt Brown on Apr 1, 2020 2:22:00 PM

We all like to think that our companies are functioning at a high level, but are there hidden inefficiencies lurking within your organization? There is a simple way to get an accurate response to that question.

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Topics: Accountable, Developed, Measured

Why an Org Chart will no longer shape your company

Posted by Walt Brown on Mar 25, 2020 2:13:00 PM

The org chart is outdated, not because it’s old, but because it was never particularly useful to begin with. The insistence that some businesses had in relying upon it was based on an assumption of its usefulness, but it was always a flawed tool.

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Topics: Accountable, Measured

Maintaining Balance In Times Of Crisis

Posted by Walt Brown on Mar 18, 2020 10:00:00 AM

As an essential component of the 7 Question - 7 Promise Framework that I put together to help business owners, I advise employers to ask their employees the essential question “Do I have balance?” and I considered it essential for business owners to attain and maintain a “Yes” answer from their employees on that question. When I pose this question of balance, it is generally thought of in two ways: Balance as a way to help people negotiate the demands of work and life, and also making sure that team members have the most productive days they are capable of.

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Topics: Balanced

5 Tips - The Reality of COVID-19 (or Recessions) and How Your Investment in EOS will Help

Posted by Walt Brown on Mar 16, 2020 3:38:09 PM

Dear Clients and Friends,

I wish I were not writing this, I am cognizant of the situations and extremes I may be writing to and I pray for the best as soon as possible. We are in this together, and I want to take some time to share some guidance I have seen work in past recessions.

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Topics: Balanced, Belong, Believe, Accountable, Heard, Developed, Measured

Why Your Operating System Needs to Be Organizational, Not Organic

Posted by Walt Brown on Mar 11, 2020 10:15:00 AM

In the pages of The Patient Organization, I laid out the 7 Question-7 Promise Framework, which allows everyone within your company to align themselves with your mission by deciding if they can answer “yes” to questions of belonging, belief, accountability, measurement, communication, development and balance. The ultimate benefit of this process is the creation of the type of workplace environment that can power an Organizational Operating System (OOS).

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Topics: Balanced, Belong, Believe, Accountable, Heard, Developed, Measured

The Power of Belief and the Answer to “Why?”

Posted by Walt Brown on Mar 4, 2020 9:15:00 AM

When it comes to questions about why human beings are present on Earth, a wide array of belief systems have been developed over several millennia by different individuals, groups, and cultures in an effort to produce satisfactory answers to those questions. Yet, when it comes to matters of business, arriving at an answer to the question of why your organization exists can be every bit as difficult to produce.

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Topics: Believe

How to Develop True Executive Presence

Posted by Walt Brown on Feb 26, 2020 1:45:00 PM

If you visit the website of the Executive Education department of several major universities and look at the class listings, there is a very good chance you’ll find an offering for courses promising to educate you in perfecting your “Executive Presence.” As I write, there is an Executive Presence course offered by the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University, and it promises to educate “ leaders at all levels who want to become more self-aware, improve their ability to establish genuine connections, and deepen their ability to communicate, influence and lead positive change.”

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Topics: Heard

The Org Chart is Dead; All Hail the Org Graph

Posted by Walt Brown on Feb 19, 2020 10:15:00 AM

When you get right down to it, your company’s organizational chart is probably useless. Before you get defensive about it, you should know that it probably isn’t your fault, and that org charts are a fundamentally flawed device. Ideally, org charts are constructed to show the relationships between the roles within an organization, and therein lies their fatal flaw. Rather than showing the relationships between roles, org charts are truly only designed to show the preferred relationships between titles within an organization’s hierarchy.

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Topics: Accountable, Measured

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