I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with many Visionaries who are considering an Integrator search. I have never told any of them it cannot be done successfully on a DIY basis. If you really commit to all the steps and have both the expertise and time to do them well, it’s doable.
I recently had a great conversation with an entrepreneur (Visionary) on the East Coast. He reached out after seeing my name/quote in Rocket Fuel, feeling he may be ready for an Integrator.
What an amazing conference this year in Atlanta for companies running on EOS®! The passion and enthusiasm was palpable, from the opening address through the closing remarks. And, the topics/speakers in between were outstanding.
In Great Britain, mind the gap is a warning phrase issued to Underground (subway) passengers, warning them to take caution while crossing the physical gap between the platform and the train. It is a warning urging people to take care and avoid injury.
Since Rocket Fuel was released in April 2015, I have been asked numerous times what mistakes are made most often when hiring an Integrator. Without hesitation, I answer:
The biggest mistake a Visionary can make with an Integrator role is underhiring.
Getting the Necessary Horsepower
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As a Visionary, your eyes are always on the big picture, audacious goals, new ideas and growth, growth, growth. For the most part, this is a great thing; it’s why you’ve gotten this far in your business. But even the fastest sports cars in the world are made with brakes. At times you need to ...
As a Visionary, you have grown your company from a fledgling enterprise to the organization it is today. You want to take your business to the next level - and you know an Integrator is what you need. But, your company might not have the means or the need for a full-time executive. A Fractional ...
Next month I’ll be speaking at A Conference for Companies Running on EOS® -- a first-ever event for companies that have fully embraced EOS tools, systems and philosophies. My talk will focus mainly on strategies for successful Integrator and functional leader search and hiring.
It's actually a bit of a trick question.
Any company that wants to grow needs an Integrator.
But companies with leadership teams who are adamantly against hiring an Integrator, are probably the ones who need them the most.
In my 20+ years of serving private companies, I’ve observed many leaders ...