The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone

Amazon’s internal customs are deeply idiosyncratic. PowerPoint decks or slide presentations are never used in meetings. Instead, employees are required to write six-page narratives laying out their points in prose, because Bezos believes doing so fosters critical thinking. Each meeting begins with everyone silently reading the document, and discussion commences afterward—just like the productive-thinking exercise… Continue reading

The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals

There are two principal things a leader can influence when it comes to producing results: your strategy (or plan) and your ability to execute that strategy. Stop for a moment and ask yourself this question: Which of these do leaders struggle with more? Is it creating a strategy, or executing the strategy? Whether you call… Continue reading

Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business

How would you rate the accountability throughout your organization on a scale of 1 to 10? Most new clients that start The EOS Process rate their accountability somewhere around 4. Gaining traction requires two disciplines. First, everyone in the organization should have Rocks, which are clear 90-day priorities designed to keep them focused on what… Continue reading