Gino Wickman is the founder of EOS Worldwide, a leadership team development company based in Livonia, Michigan aimed at the small business and entrepreneurial community. He is the author of Traction: Get A Grip On Your Business, Get A Grip: An Entrepreneurial Fable... Your Journey to Get Real, Get Simple, and Get Results, and Rocket Fuel: The One Essential Combination That Will Get You More of What You Want from Your Business.
Gino started his entrepreneurial journey at age 21 and soon thereafter became an owner in his family's business, one of the nation's top sales training companies. Gino turned the business around in about three years, ran the business for a total of seven years, then successfully sold the business. He stayed on for another year and a half to transition in the new leadership team, and retired from the company.
During that same period, he was one of the original ten members of the Detroit Chapter of the Entrepreneurs' Organization, and together, they built the chapter up to about 90 members. Through that experience, he found himself helping many of his EO peers and really fell in love with the wonderful world of business and entrepreneurialism - and discovered a passion and a knack for understanding the science of business.
So, after retiring from his family business, Wickman created the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS)®, and set out to help entrepreneurial leadership teams get what they want out of their business. The EOS Process™ and Tools are designed to help leaders run better businesses, get better control, have better life balance, and gain more traction; with the entire organization advancing together as a healthy, functional and cohesive team.
Wickman spends most of his time as an author, speaker and EOS implementer, working with the leadership teams of entrepreneurial companies to help them implement EOS in their organizations
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It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
- Roosevelt -
THE EOS MODEL
The EOS Model™ provides a visual illustration of the Six Key Components™ of any business that must be managed and strengthened to be a great business. This model applies to big and small businesses alike, in any industry.
The Six Key Components of Any Business
Vision. Strengthening this component means getting everyone in the organization 100 percent on the same page with where you're going and how you're going to get there.
People. Simply put, we can't do it without great people .This means surrounding yourself with great people, top to bottom, because you can't achieve a great vision without a great team.
Data. This means cutting through all the feelings, personalities, opinions and egos and boiling your organization down to a handful of objective numbers that give you an absolute pulse on where things are.
With the Vision, People and Data Components strong, you start to create a lucid, transparent, open and honest organization where everything becomes more visible and you start to "smoke out all the issues," which leads to...
Issues. Strengthening this component means becoming great at solving peoblems throughout the organization - setting them up, knocking them down and making them go away forever.
Process. This is the secret ingredient in your organization. This means 'systemizing" your business by identifying and documenting the core process that define the way to run your business. You'll need to get everyone on the same page with what the essential procedural steps are, and then get everyone to follow them to create consistency and scalablilty in your organization.
Traction®. This means bringing discipline and accountability - becoming great at execution - taking the vision down to the ground and making it real.
"To the degree you focus on strengthening these Six Components as leaders and managers, everything will fall into place. That will move your business into the top 5 percent." - Gino Wickman, Founder of EOS