What is EOS?

EOS® Provides Real Simple Results

The EOS model® or Entrepreneurial Operating System®, is a comprehensive yet simple business management system that aligns and synchronizes all the moving parts of your Newport Beach, CA, CA business to produce the results you want. EOS does this by integrating a holistic business model, a proven process and a complete set of business tools.

The EOS Process® is based on real-world experience, practical wisdom, and timeless truths.

The EOS business model will help you and your leadership team get better at three things:

VISION – Getting everyone in your organization 100% on the same page with where you’re going, and how you plan to get there.

TRACTION® – Instilling focus, discipline, and accountability throughout the company so that everyone executes on that vision—every day.

HEALTHY – Helping your leaders become a more cohesive, functional, healthy leadership team. EOS is comprised of 3 elements, the EOS Model®, the EOS Process® and the EOS Toolbox.

EOS Elements

EOS Model®, the EOS Process® and the EOS Toolbox

Six Key Components ™

The EOS Model® illustrates the Six Key Components ™ of any business that must be strengthened to become a great business. The EOS Model® helps to simplify the way you see your Newport Beach, CA business and sets the context for becoming a great company.

All the Pieces,
in the Right Order

The EOS Process

The EOS Process® puts all the pieces together, incorporating each of the EOS Tools in the right order to best strengthen each key component of your business. The EOS Process is our proven way of helping you apply the right tools at the right time to get you the results you want.

A Complete Set of Tools

The EOS Toolbox

Getting good advice is nice, but it’s even better to receive a simple and proven set of tools that will provide you with everything you need to build and run a great business, your business. The EOS Toolbox contains a complete set of simple tools you can use to strengthen each component of your business.

The EOS Model ®

Six Key Components™

To get you everything you want out of your business, we believe the answer lies in this simple principle:

Every business, big or small, has Six Key Components™. The components are Vision, People, Data, Issues, Process and Traction.

The more your business leaders and managers can strengthen those Six Key Components, the more your business becomes stronger and more nimble, enabling you to catapult your business into the top 5%. EOS gives leaders & managers what they need to strengthen the Six Key Components and provides a comprehensive way of running your business so you can strengthen each component and produce the results you want. A strong, healthy, profitable company that experiences real ‘Traction®‘.

It works in any entrepreneurial company and across all business models because the system is founded on time-tested methods and principles, not business management theories or “flavors of the month”.

VISION – Getting everyone in the entire organization 100% on the same page with where you’re going & how you’re going to get there

PEOPLE – 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.

DATA – Cutting through all the feelings, personalities, opinions & egos is simpler when you can focus on a few key metrics, objective numbers that give you an absolute pulse on what’s happening.

ISSUES – Becoming great at solving problems throughout the company – setting them up, knocking them down and making them go away forever

PROCESS – This is the secret ingredient. Systematizing, identifying & documenting the core processes that define your way to run your business. This creates consistency & scalability and gets everyone on the same page.

TRACTION – This means bringing discipline & accountability into the organization. Becoming great at execution, taking the vision down to the ground & making it real.

The EOS Process ®

Starting with the M1 Mini-Session

The first step is the Mini Session where you have the opportunity to meet with a Professional EOS Implementer® to see if the EOS process ® is right for your company and your leadership team. 

This introduces the leadership team of a company to EOS®, getting everyone on the same page so they can decide if they want to use the system and tools to strengthen their company.

A day to give the leadership team tools to clarify who’s responsible for what, set priorities, improve communication, resolve issues and track critical numbers. The leadership team then uses their new tools in their business for the next 30 days to experience real improvement.

Another day with the leadership team that starts by reviewing and sharpening the Focus Day™ tools. They then begin to use the V/TO™, Vision / Traction Organizer™, tool to clarify their vision, starting with who they are, why they exist, what they do and where they are going. They will also get a great tool for reviewing their people.

The team again uses their tools in their business for the next 30 days to experience more improvement. This is a spaced-learning approach which has proven to be most effective for quickly gaining proficiency with the tools.

Another day with the leadership team to master the Focus Day™ tools and continue using the V/TO tool to complete their vision, clarifying their Marketing Strategy, their 3-Year Picture™, 1-Year Plan and priorities for the next 90 days.

With the leaders now focused and all on the same page, they use the tools for the next 90 days to execute their plan. They will see more improvement.

A day with the leadership team every 90 days to evaluate their performance, refocus, set priorities for the next 90 days and resolve any issues that might impede their progress.

They experience measurable growth and improvement every 90 days – Traction®.

Two days with the leadership team each year to work on team health and update their vision and plan for the next year and next quarter.

The result is a healthy, focused leadership team and organization that makes continual progress towards achieving everything in their vision.

The EOS Toolbox ™

Manage efficiently and effectively

Leadership teams in entrepreneurial companies need to manage efficiently and effectively. There’s no time to waste managing egos or dealing with office politics.

The EOS Toolbox™ is a complete set of tools addressing and strengthening all Six Key Components™ of any business. These easy to use management tools are designed to help you

  • Get your entire organization on the same page, embracing where the organization is going and how the organization will get there.
  • Hire and retain great people, with every person in a seat that matches their abilities, clearly understanding the role(s) they play in achieving the company vision.
  • Maintain an absolute pulse on the business, knowing precisely where the company is at any time and more accurately predicting where the company will be in the future.
  • Solve problems as they arise, focusing at the root cause, so they don’t keep resurfacing.
  • Create real consistency, especially in delivering a positive customer experience, so everything is easier to manage, more scalable, more profitable and more fun or gratifying for everyone involved.
  • Improve communication, discipline and accountability throughout the organization so the organization excels at making progress and getting things done well and on-time.

A Comprehensive Business Management System

Easy to understand and use

EOS is unique because it is easy to understand and use. It systematically addresses all issues within your organization rather than applying spot treatments to your business. EOS works in any entrepreneurial company and across all business models because the system is founded on time-tested methods and principles, not academic theories or the latest management system fad.

Spot-treating symptoms never works for long and only leads to more frustration. EOS takes you below the surface so you can address and resolve the root cause of every business issue. The end result is a better operating business, a clearer vision of where you’re going and strong traction — supported and led by a healthy, cohesive, well-functioning leadership team.

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What Mike's Clients are Saying:

“As an audiologist and new business owner of a start-up private practice, Mike Wolfgang of M1 Core Traction has been a lifesaver by helping to develop and implement a strategic, practical, yet simple plan for running my business with EOS. I was regretting not taking enough college courses in business management until I started working with Mike. In just a few sessions with him, I have a concise, functional, and solid plan with achievable goals by which to operate. ”

Dr. Chris Hoffmann, Owner, Hoffmann Audiology

“I can't say enough good things about Mike Wolfgang and the EOS system. I had plateaued in my business and really needed someone to help identify roadblocks and implement structure to help me grow. It's only been a couple of months but I can already see my business transforming. The system keeps me on track and the relationship and trust I have in Mike holds me accountable to my goals. Do your business a favor and sit down with / work with Mike Wolfgang.”

John McCarthy, President, Parsonex Financial Services