Makarios Consulting Blog

Just Pick a Lane … You Don’t Have to Stay in It

You and your leadership team are facing a decision, so you gather a wealth of data – and then you gather some more. You have thoughtful and intelligent conversations about the issue in meeting after meeting. You analyze it from every angle, with each member of the team contributing the benefit of their experience, their … Continue reading Just Pick a Lane … You Don’t Have to Stay in It

Walking the Talk about Becoming a Collaborative Leader

John C. Maxwell, the prominent leadership speaker and author, said famously, “Your talk talks and your walk talks, but your walk talks louder than your talk talks.” Today, we want to shine the spotlight on one place in business where this truth can result in severe losses: namely, when a “benevolent dictator” talks about becoming … Continue reading Walking the Talk about Becoming a Collaborative Leader

Authenticity in the Midst of Crisis

In a crisis, what does your team want from you as a leader? What do they consider essential if they are going to follow you? We can put it in one word – Authenticity. We have had countless discussions during the recent tumultuous months where team members have told us one thing: they literally ache … Continue reading Authenticity in the Midst of Crisis

Yes, You Should Be Keeping Score

We have never yet come across a leadership team that said, “We don’t want good information. We don’t need to track metrics to succeed as a business.” But we have worked with many leadership teams that acknowledged, “We don’t know what metrics to track to get meaningful insights so that we can make strategic, timely … Continue reading Yes, You Should Be Keeping Score

Your Core Focus Is a Strategic Weapon

Defining a corporate vision is a complex process, with many components that factor into the final vision. As we coach businesses using the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS®), we help our clients consider each component in turn. One of the most rewarding of these activities is helping our clients achieve clarity around their company’s Core Focus™. … Continue reading Your Core Focus Is a Strategic Weapon

The Achilles’ Heel of Superstar Leaders

Suppose you have a leader in your company who is a) extremely bright, b) extremely experienced, and c) extremely motivated. Beyond that, this leader has a strategic sense that is second to none. He or she can forecast what is going to happen, how the market is moving, and where opportunities are opening up with … Continue reading The Achilles’ Heel of Superstar Leaders