Makarios Consulting Blog

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

Making Decisions: High-performing Teams Know How to Get Business Done

Teams exist where every issue, problem, or opportunity becomes a matter of dialogue, deliberation, and consensus. That may sound like a positive, but it is not: these teams sink under the weight of decisions that ought to be made autonomously by individual team members. On the other side of the equation, teams exist that are … Continue reading Making Decisions: High-performing Teams Know How to Get Business Done

Communication: High-performing Teams Keep Dialogue Flowing

Communication – always a characteristic of high-performing teams – becomes even more crucial in times of crisis such as we are currently experiencing with the coronavirus pandemic. During a crisis, people are easily distracted as urgent matters arise unpredictably and unexpected developments reshape the business and the marketplace. In recent weeks, we have worked with … Continue reading Communication: High-performing Teams Keep Dialogue Flowing

Strengths & Weaknesses: High-performing Teams Know Each Other Well

Great teams live out of their strengths – and leverage those strengths to shore up their weaknesses. They understand that no single person “has it all,” but that, together, the team can get the job done and do it extraordinarily well. If you have not already done so, we recommend that you take a systematic … Continue reading Strengths & Weaknesses: High-performing Teams Know Each Other Well