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Getting a Grip on Your Business with EOS Implementer Mike Paton

If you’re looking for a complete set of simple concepts and practical tools that will help the leadership team of your entrepreneurial company make better decisions, create a clearer, simpler vision, get everybody on the same page and execute day in and day out with real discipline and accountability, then you want to listen to Mike Paton, award-winning speaker, best-selling author, Certified EOS Implementer™, and the Visionary for EOS Worldwide, on this week’s episode of The Melting Pot. 

Paton (as everyone knows him as) discovered the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS) a dozen years ago while trying to take a $7 million company to the next level. Feeling stuck and more than a little frustrated, his search for answers led him to Gino Wickman and EOS. 

Paton instantly recognised the power of this simple, holistic “way of operating” a small business. Since then, Paton has conducted more than 1,200 full-day sessions with the leadership teams of more than 110 companies and helped thousands more entrepreneurs by sharing EOS in dynamic talks and workshops the world over. 

During this journey, Paton wrote Get A Grip: An Entrepreneurial Fable with Gino Wickman and then succeeded Gino in the role of Visionary for EOS Worldwide.

Today Paton and Dom chat about why you might want a system at all, why you might want a coach and they talk about some of the tools in EOS. They also talk about rocks and the level 10 meeting. 

So to hear this and so much more, tune into this week’s episode, it’s a great conversation that we are sure you’re going to hugely enjoy. 

On today’s podcast:

  • What visionary means in the EOS world
  • How Mike found himself working with entrepreneurs everyday
  • Why writing the book was the hardest thing Mike has ever done
  • What putting EOS into place looks like for some businesses
  • The Level 10 Meeting
  • Why the level of maturity and experience of the leadership team needs to grow with the complexity of the business

Implementing EOS in Entrepreneurial Businesses with Mike Paton

If you run an entrepreneurial business and you’ve hit the ceiling, or if you’re a visionary who started a business and you’ve grown it to a particular point, but now you’re doing things you don’t enjoy, that you’re not good at and to be honest, you’re just not enjoying any more, then an implementation and execution methodology, like EOS, can help you unlock the future potential in your business or turn it back into the business that you want it to be, where you’re doing what you do best every day, and having fun.

And luckily for you, today’s guest on The Melting Pot is none other than the award-winning speaker, best-selling author, Certified EOS Implementer™, and Visionary for EOS Worldwide, Mike Paton. 

After explaining what EOS is – a complete set of simple concepts and practical tools that will help the leadership team of your entrepreneurial company make better decisions, create a clearer, simpler vision, get everybody on the same page and execute day in and day out with real discipline and accountability, Paton (as everyone calls him) also shares other pearls of wisdom he’s learned along the way.

 Because Paton has garnered his EOS experience through conducting more than 1,200 full-day sessions with the leadership teams of more than 110 companies and helped thousands more entrepreneurs by sharing EOS in dynamic talks and workshops the world over. 

What Paton doesn’t know about implementing EOS in an entrepreneurial business, just isn’t worth knowing. 

But even better, during his journey, Paton wrote Get A Grip: An Entrepreneurial Fable with Gino Wickman. And it’s this book (and so much more) that Paton talks about with Dom. 

“I think EOS can be helpful and I’m not looking to sell EOS to anybody who’s not already looking for something in that family that helps. I just want to delight your listeners and give them something of real value that will make their business or their life better.”

EOS as a concept

EOS comes from a concept that people who start entrepreneurial companies almost invariably at some point hit the ceiling. The demands of their time become less and less about building something new, and more and more about keeping things running well.

And the vast majority of visionaries in the world, (entrepreneurs to you and I) aren’t particularly good at this stuff, nor do they like doing it very much.

“What your listeners need to hear is that it is inevitable that every organisation, every team of people and every individual within a growing organisation is going to hit a ceiling. You’re going to run smack dab into something you can’t fix yourself. And a big part of the work we do is helping owners and leadership teams understand what all the root causes of the unique ceiling they’ve hit are, and implement some simple practical tools that will help them break through that ceiling, taking their business to the next level and and live a life that is full of passion and excellence and enjoyment.”

Putting EOS into practice

EOS is a complete set of simple concepts and practical tools that help the leadership teams of entrepreneurial companies make better decisions, create a clearer, simpler vision, get everybody on the same page and execute day in and day out with real discipline and accountability. 

And the by product of all that hard work, is it also helps the people who own and run the business become a more healthy, cohesive, functional leadership team, because even people who intend to behave that way, in an entrepreneurial company, are often so busy that they don’t take the time to follow through on their intentions. 

“The bottom line is, if you’re surrounded by a bunch of people you love and you want to do great work together, the journey is just so much more fun and rewarding. And that’s what EOS is all about.” 

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