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Barry Barrett, a Certified EOS Implementer

As an EOS Implementor in his company, Business With Purpose, brings dedicated support to Leadership and Sales teams in all types of organizations, helping them structure the six key components of their business to make it operate with the best processes for their specific industry, using the EOS Model.

Barry’s energy is contagious no matter if he is in a session with a client, giving a keynote address, or rolling up his sleeves in a workshop. Barry is a business coach with his positive mental attitude, incredible work ethic, and determination for excellence, his results-oriented approach is matchless.

Barry is driven, caring, and passionate; traits that he uses to help his clients grow their businesses in a positive way. Find Barry’s other episodes HERE.

 

 

Key Talking Points

  • Issues- aren’t good or bad, big or small, they’re just issues not problems.
  • If you have a wheel that spins, how do you spin it faster? That is an issue and opportunity, not a problem
  • Communication issues is most common- communicate your message with who needs to know, when they need to know, and how you deliver it.
  • Long-term issues list- VTO (vison, traction, organizer). Issues that can’t be solved within 7-14 days. Too big. 
  • Short-term issue list- Level 10 meeting, 90-minute meeting every week. Issues that can be solved within 7-14 days. Identity, discuss and solve. Too often people discuss the symptom of the issue instead of truly identifying it and it never gets solved. Important to find the root of the issue. 
  • Right person right seat issue? Is it “follow by all” issue that requires more training? Moving to solve, captures all “to do’s” and assign to a “who” (could be 1-3 people) and review. 
  • Where do issues come from? Usually start from top-down. The top person notices what’s wrong and brings it up. Bottom-up issues lists- when you slowly start implementing EOS within your business, issues can be solved within smaller segments before they reach top leadership. 
  • Shared morals/shared core values= high moral in business 
  • Disipline=freedom. You’ll often start solving other issues instead of focusing on 1 singular issue.
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      It always amazes me when I hear about a technician who quits one repair shop to go work at another shop for less money. I know you have heard of this too, and you’ve probably asked yourself, “Can this be true? And Why?” The answer rests within the culture of the company. More specifically, the boss, manager, or a toxic work environment literally pushed the technician out the door.
      While money and benefits tend to attract people to a company, it won’t keep them there. When a technician begins to look over the fence for greener grass, that is usually a sign that something is wrong within the workplace. It also means that his or her heart is probably already gone. If the issue is not resolved, no amount of money will keep that technician for the long term. The heart is always the first to leave. The last thing that leaves is the technician’s toolbox.
      Shop owners: Focus more on employee retention than acquisition. This is not to say that you should not be constantly recruiting. You should. What it does means is that once you hire someone, your job isn’t over, that’s when it begins. Get to know your technicians. Build strong relationships. Have frequent one-on-ones. Engage in meaningful conversation. Find what truly motivates your technicians. You may be surprised that while money is a motivator, it’s usually not the prime motivator.
      One last thing; the cost of technician turnover can be financially devastating. It also affects shop morale. Do all you can to create a workplace where technicians feel they are respected, recognized, and know that their work contributes to the overall success of the company. This will lead to improved morale and team spirit. Remember, when you see a technician’s toolbox rolling out of the bay on its way to another shop, the heart was most likely gone long before that.
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