Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business

Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business

by Gino Wickman
Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business

Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business

by Gino Wickman


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Do you have a grip on your business, or does your business have a grip on you?

All entrepreneurs and business leaders face similar frustrations—personnel conflict, profit woes, and inadequate growth. Decisions never seem to get made, or, once made, fail to be properly implemented. But there is a solution. It's not complicated or theoretical.The Entrepreneurial Operating System® is a practical method for achieving the business success you have always envisioned. More than 80,000 companies have discovered what EOS can do.

In Traction, you'll learn the secrets of strengthening the six key components of your business. You'll discover simple yet powerful ways to run your company that will give you and your leadership team more focus, more growth, and more enjoyment. Successful companies are applying Traction every day to run profitable, frustration-free businesses—and you can too.

For an illustrative, real-world lesson on how to apply Traction to your business, check out its companion book, Get A Grip.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936661831
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Publication date: 04/03/2012
Edition description: Expanded
Pages: 246
Sales rank: 8,631
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

Gino Wickman's passion is helping people get what they want from their businesses. To fulfill that passion, Wickman created the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS)®, a holistic system that, when implemented in an organization, helps 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 EOS Implementer, working hands-on with the leadership teams of entrepreneurial companies to help them fully implement EOS in their organizations. He is the founder of EOS Worldwide, a growing organization of successful entrepreneurs from a variety of business backgrounds collaborating as certified EOS Implementers to help people throughout the world to experience all the organizational and personal benefits of implementing EOS. He also delivers workshops and keynote addresses.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Chapter 1 The Entrepreneurial Operating System® Strengthening the Six Key Components 1

Chapter 2 Letting Go of the Vine 13

Chapter 3 The Vision Component: Do They See What You Are Saying? 27

Answering the Eight Questions 31

Shared by All 74

Chapter 4 The People Component: Surround Yourself with Good People 79

Right People 85

Right Seats 89

Chapter 5 The Data Component: Safety in Numbers 113

Scorecard 116

Measurables 122

Chapter6 The Issues Component: Decide! 129

The Issues List 133

The Issues Solving Track 136

Chapter7 The Process Component: Finding Your Way 147

Documenting Your Core Processes 151

Followed by All 158

Chapter8 The Traction Component: From Luftmensch to Action! 163

Rocks 170

Meeting Pulse 176

Chapter 9 Pulling It All Together: The Grand Journey 199

Chapter10 Getting Started 219

About the Author and Eos Worldwide 229

Get a Grip: Excerpt From the Author's Upcoming Book 231

Acknoweledgements 237

Index 241

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