Makarios Consulting Blog

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

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