Diagram of EOS ModelThe EOS Model™ provides a visual illustration of the Six Key Components™ of any business that must be managed and strengthened to be a great business. This model applies to big and small businesses alike, in any industry.

The first Key Component is what we call the Vision™ Component. Strengthening this component means getting everyone in the organization 100 percent on the same page with where you’re going and how you’re going to get there.

The second Key Component is the People™ Component. Simply put, we can’t do it without great people. This means surrounding yourself with great people, top to bottom, because you can’t achieve a great vision without great people.

The third Key Component is the Data™ Component. This means cutting through all the feelings, personalities, opinions and egos, and boiling your organization down to a handful of objective numbers that give you an absolute pulse on where things are.

With the Vision Component strong, the People Component strong and the Data Component strong, you start to create a lucid, transparent, open and honest organization where everything becomes more visible and you start to “smoke out all the issues,” which leads to the fourth Key Component.

The fourth Key Component is the Issues™ Component. Strengthening this component means becoming great at solving problems throughout the organization – setting them up, knocking them down and making them go away forever.

The fifth Key Component is the Process™ Component. This is the secret ingredient in your organization. This means “systematizing” your business by identifying and documenting the core processes that define your way to run your business – getting everyone on the same page with what the essential procedural steps are in your core processes and then getting everyone to follow them so you create consistency and scalability in your organization.

The sixth and final Key Component is the Traction™ Component. This means bringing discipline and accountability into the organization – becoming great at execution – taking the vision down to the ground and making it real.

To the degree that you focus on strengthening these components as leaders and managers, everything will fall into place.

There are hundreds of ways to strengthen the Six Key Components of your business and thousands of books that provide instruction for strengthening aspects of each component. That said, if you want the benefit of our obsession and years of working with leaders and managers, with over 10,000 hours of honing and refining and perfecting the best two tools to strengthen each of the Six Key Components, we simply ask you to let us help you. Our passion, our sole existence, is helping people get what they want from their businesses.

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