On July 10th, 2014 a story of the growth of PowerObjects from $2m to a projected $25M in the past five years appeared in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. You can read the whole story here. PowerObjects is a Minnesota Microsoft Dynamics CRM Worldwide Partner and is a client of Certified EOS Implementer, Mike Paton.
The first sentence of the article says it all, – “Betting the company on a single product and sticking to core values helped tech consulting firm PowerObjects break out of a rut.” Leadership teams running their companies on EOS will recognize the underlying EOS principles of Core Focus and Core Values.
Mike Paton credits the companies success to the leadership team’s embracing EOS fully and making the tough decisions as needed. Paton is quoted in the article as saying that EOS shined a light on the challenges presented to the leaders. They get the credit for making the decisions they did and sticking with them. Their consulting efforts were previously focused on a number of products and services. Now they only offer value add products and services around Microsoft Dynamics. And they hire, reward, celebrate people who live their Core Values. They have a strong culture which now spans eight US cities and a highly diverse staff.
To learn about EOS, the business management system they use to run their company you can read Traction: Get A Grip On Your Business by Gino Wickman, EOS Founder and CEO. You can buy it here. To learn about the journey they have been on for the past five years, read Get A Grip: An Entrepreneurial Fable by Gino Wickman and Mike Paton. You can buy it here.
Don’t have time to read the book? You can ask a Professional EOS Implementer to give you the movie version of the books in just ninety minutes in your offices. You can find a directory of Professional Implementers on the EOS Worldwide website. If you are located anywhere from Baltimore to NYC, especially in Greater Philadelphia, I would be happy to do this for you myself. You can find all my contact information here on my website or here if you are reading this blog elsewhere.
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