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About Gino Wickman
An entrepreneur since the age of 21, Gino has always had an obsession for learning what makes businesses and entrepreneurs thrive.
At 25, Gino took over the family business, which was deeply in debt and in need of help. After turning the company around and running it for seven years, he and his partners successfully sold the company.
Gino then set out to help entrepreneurs and leaders get what they want from their businesses.
Based on his years of real-word experience, Gino created the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS®), a practical method for helping companies achieve greatness.
Gino has personally delivered more than 2,000 full-day sessions for more than 135 companies, helping them implement EOS. He is also the author of the award-winning, best-selling book Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business, which has sold over 1 million copies, as well as five other books in the Traction Library that have sold almost 2 million copies.
Today Gino’s focus remains on helping entrepreneurs and leaders, maximize their freedom, creativity, and impact through teaching and speaking on the following topics:
👉 ENTREPRENEURIAL LEAP — Gino’s passion project, focused on helping entrepreneurs-in-the-making, is packed with real-life stories and practical advice. Entrepreneurial Leap is a simple how-to manual to help you start a better start-up.
👉 ROCKET FUEL — Rocket Fuel details the integral roles of the Visionary and Integrator™ and explains how an effective relationship between the two can thrive. When these two people come together to share their natural talents and innate skill sets, they have the power to reach new heights for virtually any company or organization.
👉 EOS (ENTREPRENEURIAL OPERATING SYSTEM) — EOS is a set of simple concepts and practical tools used by more than 140,000 companies around the world to clarify, simplify, and achieve their vision.
👉 THE EOS LIFE — You deserve to live your ideal life. As an entrepreneurial business leader, you already know how hard it can be just to create a non-ideal life. Now let Gino show you how to create the entrepreneurial life you always hoped and dreamed it could be.
👉 THE 10 DISCIPLINES FOR MANAGING AND MAXIMIZING YOUR ENERGY — Each of these disciplines is fast, simple, and powerful. They will help you expand, focus, and manage your energy. Each one of them is fully customizable to you, because you are a unique individual.
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Do you have a grip on your business, or does your business have a grip on you?
All entrepreneurs and business leaders face similar frustrations—personnel conflict, profit woes, and inadequate growth. Decisions never seem to get made, or, once made, fail to be properly implemented. But there is a solution. It's not complicated or theoretical.The Entrepreneurial Operating System® is a practical method for achieving the business success you have always envisioned. More than 80,000 companies have discovered what EOS can do.
In Traction, you'll learn the secrets of strengthening the six key components of your business. You'll discover simple yet powerful ways to run your company that will give you and your leadership team more focus, more growth, and more enjoyment. Successful companies are applying Traction every day to run profitable, frustration-free businesses—and you can too.
For an illustrative, real-world lesson on how to apply Traction to your business, check out its companion book, Get A Grip.
Visionaries have groundbreaking ideas. Integrators make those ideas a reality. This explosive combination is the key to getting everything you want out of your business. It worked for Disney. It worked for McDonald's. It worked for Ford. It can work for you.
From the author of the bestselling Traction, Rocket Fuel details the integral roles of the Visionary and Integrator and explains how an effective relationship between the two can help your business thrive. Offering advice to help Visionary-minded and Integrator-minded individuals find one another, Rocket Fuel also features assessments so you're able to determine whether you're a Visionary or an Integrator.
Without an Integrator, a Visionary is far less likely to succeed long-term ,and realize the company's ultimate goalslikewise, with no Visionary, an Integrator can't rise to his or her full potential. When these two people come together to share their natural talents and innate skill sets, it's like rocket fuelthey have the power to reach new heights for virtually any company or organization.
The EOS Life will help you to discover, clarify, and customize the life you want to live: one where you do what you love every day, with the people you love doing it with—while at the same time making a huge difference and impact, getting compensated very well for doing it, and still having plenty of time to pursue other passions, hobbies, and interests that energize you.
From Gino Wickman, creator of the Traction Library, TheEOS Life will give you practical, real-world, time-tested tools and insights to maximize your productivity, vitality, happiness, and work-life balance.
This book is a must-read for all entrepreneurs and their leadership team members interested in living their ideal life.
Studies have repeatedly shown that the majority of employees are disengaged at work. But it doesn't have to be this way. Often, the difference between a group of indifferent employees and a fully engaged team comes down to one simple thinga great boss.
In How to Be a Great Boss, Gino Wickman and Rene' Boer present a straightforward, practical approach to help bosses at all levels of an organization get the most from their people. They share time-tested tools that have worked for more than 30,000 bosses in every industry. You can learn to be a great bossand dramatically improve both your organization's performance and your team's excitement about their work.
In this book you will discover:
How to surround yourself with great people
How to make more effective use of your time
The difference between leadership and management and why they're equally important
The five leadership practices and five management practices of all great bosses
How to create accountability
How to develop productive, relationships with each of your people
How to deal with direct reports that don't meet your expectations
How to Be a Great Boss provides practical tools that you can apply immediately with your people, allowing you to focus on improving and growing your organization and truly enjoy what you do.
What the Heck is EOS? is for the millions of employees in companies running their businesses on EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System). An easy and fast read, this book answers the questions many employees have about EOS and their company:
• What is an operating system?
• What is EOS and why is my company using it?
• What are the EOS foundational tools and how do they impact me?
• What's in it for me?
Designed to engage employees in the EOS process and tools, What the Heck is EOS? uses simple, straightforward language and provides questions about each tool for managers and employees to discuss creating more ownership and buy-in at the staff level. After reading this book, employees will not only have a better understanding of EOS but they will be more engaged, taking an active role in helping achieve your company's vision.
You’ve thought about starting your own business . . . but how can you decide if you should really take the leap?
There’s a lot on the line, and you have to ask yourself difficult questions: Do I have what it takes? Is it worth it? And how the hell do I do it?
You need answers, not bullshit. This book has them.
Entrepreneurial Leap: Do You Have What it Takes to Become an Entrepreneur? is an easy-to-use guide that will help you decide, once and for all, if entrepreneurship is right for you—because success as an entrepreneur depends on far more than just a great idea and a generous helping of luck.
In this three-part book, Gino Wickman, bestselling author of Traction, reveals the six essential traits that every entrepreneur needs in order to succeed, based on real-world startups that have reached incredible heights. If these traits ring true for you, you’ll get a glimpse of what your life would look like as an entrepreneur. What’s more, Wickman will help you determine what type of business best suits your unique skill set and provide a detailed roadmap, with tools, tips, and exercises, that will accelerate your path to startup success.
Packed with real-life stories and practical advice, Entrepreneurial Leap is a simple how-to manual for BIG results.
Should you take the leap toward entrepreneurship? Find out today and let tomorrow be the first step in your new journey, whatever shape it may take.
Eileen Sharp and Vic Hightower were frustrated. After years of profitable, predictable growth, Swan Services was in a rut. Meetings were called and discussions held, but few decisions were made and even less got done. People were pointing fingers and assigning blame, but nothing happened to solve Swan's mounting problems. It felt as though they were working harder than ever but with less impact. The company Eileen and Vic had founded and built for 10 years was a different place. It just wasn't fun anymore.
Their story is not unusual. The challenges they were facing are common, predictable, and solvable. Get A Grip tells the story of how Swan Services resolves its issues by implementing the Entrepreneurial Operating System®. With the help of EOS, Eileen, Vic, and their leadership team master a set of managerial tools that allow them to get traction on their business, grow the business, and deliver better results for clients.
The story of Swan Services is a fable, but the Entrepreneurial Operating System® is very real and has helped thousands of businesses worldwide. A complete entrepreneurial toolkit, EOS has helped thousands of businesses get to where they want to be.
In Get A Grip, learn how Swan Services leaders learned to develop and commit to a clear vision, establish focus, build discipline, and create a healthier and more cohesive team.
With characters and situations created from collective business experiences and stories, Get A Grip is a fable that will ring true for entrepreneurial leaders the world over and guide them to get their companies on track.
La mayoría de emprendedores y líderes de negocios enfrentan frustraciones similares - conflictos entre el personal, problemas con las ganancias, y crecimiento inadecuado. Pareciera que nunca se toman decisiones, o, al tomarse, no se implementan correctamente. Pero hay una solución. No es complicado ni teórico. El Sistema Operativo Empresarial o Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS), es un método práctico para obtener el éxito empresarial que siempre has deseado. Más de 80,000 empresas han descubierto lo que EOS puede hacer.
En TRACCIÓN, aprenderás los secretos para fortalecer los seis componentes clave de tu negocio. Descubrirás una forma sencilla pero poderosa para dirigir tu empresa que dará a ti y a tu equipo administrativo mayor enfoque, mayor crecimiento, y mayor disfrute.
Empresas exitosas están aplicando TRACCIÓN cada día para dirigir negocios rentables y sin frustraciones- y puedes hacer lo mismo.
Mais de 200 mil exemplares vendidos.
“Leitura indispensável para empresários e suas equipes gerenciais. Este livro oferece um sistema prático, simples e poderoso para administrar seu negócio.” – Dan Sullivan
Você controla sua empresa ou sua empresa controla você?
“Este livro não é mais uma bala de prata administrativa nem alguma estratégia da moda. Ele não contém teorias. Baseia-se em experiências reais, em sabedoria prática e em verdades atemporais. Mais importante: funciona.
O que ensino aos líderes de empresas é simples, mas não simplista. Ajudo-os a desfazer as cinco frustrações comuns dos negócios implementando as mesmas ferramentas básicas que as organizações de sucesso empregam.
Chegar ao próximo nível exige mais do que apenas um produto ou serviço, ou uma simples determinação para obter sucesso.
Você precisa de habilidades, ferramentas e um sistema para otimizar seu pessoal, seus processos, sua execução, sua administração e sua comunicação. Precisa de fortes princípios orientadores que funcionarão para sua empresa todos os dias.
Junte-se a mim nesta viagem para controlar melhor seus negócios e ter mais equilíbrio, melhores resultados, mais diversão e mais lucratividade.”
¿Entienden todos por qué es importante EOS, o siquiera qué es?
¿Qué Rayos Es EOS? Es para los millones de empleados que trabajan en empresas que están ejecutando EOS® (Sistema Operativo Empresarial). Es un libro de lectura fácil y rápida, y contesta las preguntas que muchos empleados tienen respecto a EOS y sus empresas:
• ¿Qué es un sistema operativo?
• ¿Qué es EOS, y por qué lo está utilizando mi empresa?
• ¿Cuáles son las herramientas fundamentales de EOS, y cómo me afectan?
• ¿En qué me beneficia a mí?
Diseñado para involucrar a los empleados en el proceso y con las herramientas de EOS, ¿Qué Rayos Es EOS? Utiliza un lenguaje sencillo y directo, y plantea preguntas para cada herramienta para discutir entre los gerentes y empleados, creando así un mayor sentido de propiedad y aceptación en cada nivel. Después de leer este libro, los empleados tendrán un mejor entendimiento de EOS, estarán más involucrados, y participarán activamente en ayudar a alcanzar las visiones de sus empresas.