Eileen Sharp and Vic Hightower were frustrated. After years of profitable, predictable growth, Swan Services was in a rut. Meetings were called and discussions held, but few decisions were made and even less got done. Read more...
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Eileen Sharp and Vic Hightower were frustrated. After years of profitable, predictable growth, Swan Services was in a rut. Meetings were called and discussions held, but few decisions were made and even less got done. People were pointing fingers and assigning blame, but nothing happened to solve Swan s mounting problems. It felt as though they were working harder than ever but with less impact. The company Eileen and Vic had founded and built for 10 years was a different place. It just wasn t fun anymore.
Their story is not unusual. The challenges they were facing are common, predictable, and solvable. "Get A Grip" tells the story of how Swan Services resolves its issues by implementing the Entrepreneurial Operating System(r). With the help of EOS, Eileen, Vic, and their leadership team master a set of managerial tools that allow them to get traction on their business, grow the business, and deliver better results for clients.
The story of Swan Services is a fable, but the Entrepreneurial Operating System(r) is very real and has helped thousands of businesses worldwide. A complete entrepreneurial toolkit, EOS has helped thousands of businesses get to where they want to be.
In "Get A Grip," learn how Swan Services leaders learned to develop and commit to a clear vision, establish focus, build discipline, and create a healthier and more cohesive team.
With characters and situations created from collective business experiences and stories, "Get A Grip" is a fable that will ring true for entrepreneurial leaders the world over and guide them to get their companies on track.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2012-08-06
- Reviewer: Staff
Written as the story of Swan Services, a fictional company bogged down with internal problems, Wickman and Patton show how the use of the Entrepreneurial Operating System helps turn the company around. The fable itself is a literary device to demonstrate that the Entrepreneurial Operating System can help leaders run better companies. Wickman (EOS creator) and Patton (EOS implementer) move from varous roles in the company through accountability, and discuss ratings of team members and the future vision of the company. Central to their mission is the Vision/Traction Organizer and the People Analyzer, and the way those can be used to help focus the company as it moves forward. Of course this tale ends happily, but what else is to be expected from fiction written to promote a product. There appears to be little to gain if you do not buy into the product, though there might be useful ideas for readers willing to do the digging. Agent: Matthew Carnicelli, Carnicelli Literary Management. (Oct.)