One issue most business founders’ wrestle with is the optimum size for leadership teams.
We find when clients implement EOS, the structure of the leadership team changes about 20% of the time.
It is important to set it up to manage business growth, considering what the leadership team should look like six-12 months in the future.
Here we look at how three client’s leadership teams changed while they were implementing EOS.
In this video, Julia Langkraehr discusses the importance of rightsizing your leadership team.
She explains the three major functions that most businesses need, plus the two roles of Visionary and Integrator which sit above these in the EOS Accountability Chart.
Read more about why you should rightsize your leadership team
This is the eighth in our series of Bold Clarity Quick Tips with Julia, who is an EOS Implementer.
Watch the whole series on the Bold Clarity Youtube Channel. We release a new video every month, giving expert advice on leadership, entrepreneurship and the Entrepreneurial Operating System.
If you’d like help with rightsizing your leadership team, or to find out more about the EOS, do get in contact.
As I speak with entrepreneurs and business owners, one of the most common questions I ask is “Who is on your leadership team?”.
I’m often met with a wry look, and the answer is “Well, I’m not really sure.” Or they start trying to justify and make excuses as they explain who they think it may be. “Well, it should be this, but I may have too many people.” Typically they’re not clear and unsure.
Don’t do what doesn’t need doing.
Figure out your strengths and what you love, and resource everything else.
When you started your business, you probably did a number of non-core things in an attempt to save money.
And even once a business has grown, leaders often don’t consider outsourcing key skills, roles or responsibilities.
However, today’s market has changed.
Have you considered providing coaching for your leadership team?
Think of your leaders as sports stars. Whether they’re Roger Federer, Usain Bolt, or Olympic Gold medallists, they’ll still have a team of coaches.