Ryan Given

October 20, 2020

The Four Horsemen: Signs Your (Business) Relationship is in Trouble

The Four Horsemen “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse is a metaphor depicting the end of times in the New Testament. They describe conquest, war, hunger, […]
September 11, 2020

EOS Tools During a Pandemic

Very often, crisis creates clarity. It seems easier to make decisions when your options are limited and your proverbial ‘back is up against the wall’. What […]
December 11, 2019

EOS Annual Planning

We don’t learn from experience… we learn from reflecting on experience. John Dewey – recognized as one of the founders of the philosophy of pragmatism and […]
October 31, 2019
Quarterly Conversation

Be a Great Boss: Have the EOS Quarterly Conversation

Every leader should have a Quarterly Conversation with each direct report every 90 days. It’s just checking in. It’s informal, but it needs to be on […]
August 21, 2019
FeatureTel Wheel

The Vision for My First Multimillion-Dollar Company

In the beginning, I pretended to believe my hosted VoIP company would generate millions of dollars in sales. As I wrote the FeatureTel business plan and […]
June 27, 2019
Business on a rocket

Business is Good: Are you making the most of it and preparing for what’s next?

Tariff tensions put a dent in consumer confidence in June 2019 but measurements are still bumping around historically high numbers. Small business optimism is near a […]
May 24, 2019
Departmental Meeting

EOS for your Departments or Branches

After the EOS rollout, the next question I usually get from members of the Senior Leadership Team (“SLT”) is, “So, how am I supposed to do […]
April 19, 2019


I have an appointment with gratitude every morning...
April 17, 2019

“Be and Do” – the Simplest Message for your Employees

Keep it simple. The first leadership ability I teach my EOS leadership teams is to simplify. As companies grow, complexity increases. Most of the time, it’s inherent: […]
December 21, 2018

EOS and the New Year

I’ve been thinking about the psychology of the “New Year”. There is something so emotionally resonant about the possibility of turning over a new leaf. It’s a break: […]
July 13, 2017

The Difference Between Therapy, Coaching, Consulting and Mentoring

I used to think there was virtue in ‘going it alone’. I’d think to myself: “Come hell or high water I’m going to accomplish [this great […]
June 14, 2017

Video: A Whirlwind Tour of EOS

Too fast to be ‘Pure’, this recorded webinar hits the highlights of EOS: The 6 Key Components of Business and 5 Foundational Tools. Recorded June 7, […]
May 26, 2017

Can You Smell Your Own Stink?

I promise this article is only about business ‘hygiene’ – and the title of this post came from a quote I heard from Brad Pitt in […]