While many things have changed about the way we lead, it can still be lonely at the top if you are a leader.
It can also be lonely if you’re evolving—feeling stuck, in-transition, confused, frustrated or perhaps even, succeeding! Where to go from here? Sometimes it seems you have more questions than answers…and you want answers.
There are times when getting an outside perspective is essential to navigating change—having someone who will listen, lend moral support, challenge your thinking, provide fresh ideas or a different perspective and, ultimately, draw out the answers to your questions.
EOS®, the Entrepreneurial Operating System®, is a comprehensive business system, integrating a holistic business model with a complete set of simple business tools and a proven business process to align and synchronize all the pieces of your business to produce the results you want.
From there, as goes your leadership team, so goes the rest of your organization. You get to the point where your entire organization is focused, engaged, sharing a common vision, disciplined, accountable, executing well and advancing as a healthy, functional, cohesive team.
EOS is unique because it is easy to understand and use, holistically addressing all issues rather than applying spot-treatments to your business. It works in any entrepreneurial company and across all business models because the system is founded on time-tested methods and principles, not business management theories or flavor-of-the-month fads.
First of all, no two coaching sessions are alike, just as no two human beings are alike. A minimum engagement is 6 months, and both the Coach and Client will mutually agree on conditions of success before beginning their first session.
Clients use their coaching sessions in myriad ways—to dig deeper into specific problems, generate ideas, vet decisions, validate thinking, explore options, gain clarity, expand their leadership presence and much more. Your Coach may also suggest practices or give simple homework assignments in between sessions.
Over the course of an engagement, Clients may work with their Coach to create a new intention, generate a plan, take a new action, make a request, negotiate a position or illuminate blind spots and behaviors that are no longer serving them. Ultimately, the role of the Coach is to ask questions, challenge and hold the Client accountable for who they are being, and what they want to generate.
The coaching relationship occurs in a place of absolute confidentiality. We encourage you to select a Coach with whom you feel an easy rapport and a caring, yet challenging, connection. You may also want to work with a Coach who has expertise working with others in your industry and who has a demonstrated track record, accreditation or commitment to mastery.
Groups of people come together for many reasons, including planning a course for the future, sharing best practices and real-world experiences, brainstorming ideas, learning new tools and techniques, gaining moral support from others who have “been there, done that,” solving issues and surfacing the elephants in the room.
Regardless the reason, a Leader’s time is limited. You want to make sure you’re getting value and gaining traction with each session. In each instance, the composition and dynamics of the group are critical as is a structure, process and continuity for those who participate.
In a healthy organization the leadership team is aligned and cohesive. Politics and confusion do not exist and the entire organization is working toward a common goal. Utilizing the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS®) as the foundation, Wunderground teaches, guides and coaches teams to adopt simple tools that promote organizational clarity and assist in the strengthening of The Six Key Components™ that make every business go round — Vision, People, Data, Issues, Process and Traction.
These groups consist of hand-selected, non-competing, industry-specific business owners and leaders, who come together on a regular basis to discuss and share their challenges and successes. The members of the group are abundance minded, willing to be vulnerable with the group, and share a deep commitment to improving the performance and outcomes of those in the group.
During these professionally facilitated meetings, members seek and give advice based on their experiences owning or leading their companies, not on theory and hypotheticals. The result is a proactive, evidence-based approach that helps participants move past shortcomings and grow – while providing them with a profound sense of camaraderie and accountability.