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Today we are going to be talking about making decisions, which is frequently difficult for a business even during the best of times.

Today’s Guest – Stephen Morris MBA EOS®
Entrepreneurial Operating System® Implementer
Team Development Facilitator
Smooth Sailing to Business Growth
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Topics Discussed:

  • How can process help decision making?
  • What gets in the way of making decisions?
  • What are the four discoveries about making decisions ?
  • With these four discoveries in mind, what is the exact process for becoming expert decision makers?
  • What do you do with your issues list?
  • How can Catylator support our listeners?

Links for this episode:

Free ebook: Decide! – https://catylator.com/programs/decide/
Catylator Entrepreneurial Operating System: https://catylator.com/eos/

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In today’s conversation with Steve Morris we discuss ways to focus your attention to what matters most for your company.

Today’s Guest – Stephen Morris MBA EOS®
Entrepreneurial Operating System® Implementer
Team Development Facilitator
Smooth Sailing to Business Growth
Explore catylator.com

Topics Discussed with Steve:

  • You have talked a lot about using process to help move a business forward. You have told me today you would like to talk about getting back to basics. Could you tell us more about that?
  • Why is this important to get back to basics?
  • What do you mean by getting down to our real core?
  • What are core values?
  • What is core focus?
  • What is a core target?
  • Those targets might be looking questionable, so what should business owners be doing now?
  • How might listeners engage with you?

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Many business owners are feeling stuck, uncertain, isolated and confused. We will talk about using process as a remedy to get moving again and will address four actions business owners can start taking immediately to get unstuck.  While the current situation may be overwhelming, we do have agency.  In this conversation with Steve Morris we discuss ways to determine where we can move forward.

Today’s Guest – Stephen Morris MBA EOS®
Entrepreneurial Operating System® Implementer
Team Development Facilitator
Smooth Sailing to Business Growth
Explore catylator.com

Topics Discussed with Steve:

  • What are you hearing from your clients and the people you talk to?
  • Do you see anything changing?
  • What is a good plan moving forward?
  • Do you have more thoughts for our listeners on moving forward?
  • How can you help our listeners if they are looking for more information?

Links for information associating with the podcast:

  1. Book time to talk with Steve about solving issues: https://catylator.com/collaboration/
  2. Forget the computer — here’s why you should write and design by hand https://uxdesign.cc/forget-the-computer-heres-why-you-should-write-and-design-by-hand-19031089138f
  3. How to Use Writing to Sharpen Your Thinking | Tim Ferriss https://youtu.be/65U5byDZ55M
  4. 20 Journaling Prompts I Swear by to Get You out of Your Head https://witanddelight.com/2020/03/20-journaling-prompts-i-swear-by-to-get-you-out-of-your-head

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For many companies used to having your team working together in an office environment, the transition to sending everyone to work from home for the first time is likely to be challenging. If you are a business owner or team leader and are feeling anxious about how you are going to keep productivity going, we are going to help you with actionable resources you can implement to make this transition easier and more productive.

In this, the third of three conversations with Steve Morris, we conclude our examination of the process to conduct effective and efficient meetings with persons from many remote locations.

Today’s Guest – Stephen Morris MBA EOS®
Entrepreneurial Operating System® Implementer
Team Development Facilitator
Smooth Sailing to Business Growth
Explore catylator.com

Topics Discussed:

  • Are there methods that business owners can use to keep their teams solving problems together while working remotely?
  • What is a clear process that is effective for remote team problem solving?
  • Why does the Lightning Decision Jam process work?
  • Why do we want to use structure for creative problem solving?
  • How does a Lightning Decision Jam work?
  • What is different about how you conduct a Lightning Decision Jam for a Remote Team?
  • Why do you think a Lightning Decision Jam is an ideal solution for a remote team?
  • How can business owners get in touch with you?

Links for information associating with the podcast:

  1. Lightning Decision Jam: An Actionable Method To Help Your Remote Team Solve Creative Problems Together:  https://catylator.com/2020/03/lightning-decision-jam/
  2. Catylator free downloadable template for Lightning Decision Jam: http://bit.ly/3bdPJcn
  3. A&J Smart: https://ajsmart.com/courses/lightning-decision-jam/
  4. A&J Smart video guide:  https://youtu.be/33hBnZzoFAg
  5. Zoom: https://zoom.us/
  6. Skype: https://www.skype.com/en/
  7. Microsoft Teams: https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads
  8. Miro whiteboard: https://miro.com/
  9. Mural whiteboard: https://mural.co/
  10. Google Docs: https://www.google.com/docs/about/

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For many companies used to having your team working together in an office environment, the transition to sending everyone to work from home for the first time is likely to be challenging. If you are a business owner or team leader and are feeling anxious about how you are going to keep productivity going, we are going to help you with actionable resources you can implement to make this transition easier and more productive.

In this, the second of three conversations with Steve Morris we take a closer look at how to structure meetings with your staff while working remotely. We start with some basic parameters for structuring your remote staff and hints for your staff in preparation of group meetings. Then, Steve discusses with greater detail the process of Level 10 meetings to make your time together efficient and productive.

Today’s Guest – Stephen Morris MBA EOS®
Entrepreneurial Operating System® Implementer
Team Development Facilitator
Smooth Sailing to Business Growth
Explore catylator.com

Topics Discussed:

  • Companies are sending their staff home, what should they be doing about meetings?
  • What do business owners need to be doing differently for meetings with their remote staff?
  • Once they have some basics in place, what process can they use to conduct better meetings?
  • The Level 10 meeting sounds interesting, what does it look like in practice?
  • Are there online resources that you can point business owners to?
  • What do you offer businesses and why would they want to work with you?

Links for information associating with the podcast:

  1. Entrepreneurial Operating System, EOS: https://www.catylator.com/eos
  2. Effective Meetings: Level 10 Meeting for Entrepreneurial Leadership Teams https://youtu.be/HmV6_fH5NkU
  3. EOS tools are available free at: https://www.eosworldwide.com/eos-toolbox

Please use this link to get the show notes .pdf which includes links to tools Steve discusses in this podcast.

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#81 – Why You Need to Set Rules of Engagement as You Send Your Team Home

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#80 – Overcoming the Biggest Challenges Facing the Maryland Construction Industry in 2019

This episode is a recording from MCN’s May 2nd 2019 Direct Connect at Waverly Woods Golf Club featuring the summary report of findings from Gross Mendelsohn’s 2019 Construction Industry Survey. This is the 4th annual survey conducted by Gross Mendelsohn with results presented by the director of their Construction Group, Mr. Steve Ball. This year, […]

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