150 episodes

Welcome to System & Soul, the podcast for growth-minded leaders to strengthen the system and soul of their business to create breakthrough.

Hosted by Chris White and Benj Miller.

//formerly Tractionville™

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Welcome to System & Soul, the podcast for growth-minded leaders to strengthen the system and soul of their business to create breakthrough.

Hosted by Chris White and Benj Miller.

//formerly Tractionville™

    S2 Tips: What Happens When You Ask Better Questions?

    S2 Tips: What Happens When You Ask Better Questions?

    Anybody else out there hate small talk? It’s so easy to ask pass/fail, yes/no questions that we’ve made a habit out of confusing small talk for real talk. Terrible questions give no room for creativity or collaboration. But great questions have the power to connect people, provide the opportunity to learn something new, and can reveal important issues in your business.

    In this episode of S2 Tips, we encourage you to exercise your question-asking muscle. Asking “backdoor” questions is key to relating to your people, identifying problems, and opening the door for collaboration and input.

    S2 Tips are brought to you by Ninety.

    Ninety is a cloud-based collection of the essential business building and awareness tools you need to make running your business almost easy. The clean and extraordinarily intuitive system includes every one of the tools you need to not only run your operating system but cascade it down and throughout your company.

    Learn more at Ninety.io

    • 1 min
    #007: When Data Meets Strategy with Nelson Davis

    #007: When Data Meets Strategy with Nelson Davis

    A rapidly increasing number of businesses are using data to make better, well-informed decisions for their organization. With data analytics becoming more necessary and accessible, it’s also becoming more ubiquitous in today’s business world.

    This week on System & Soul, we talk with Nelson Davis, Founding Partner and Chief Visioneer at Analytic Vizion. Nelson explains how organizations can benefit from analytical-based thinking and what first steps any organization can take to become better data-driven decision makers––what Nelson calls “analytic maturity.”

    Listen to learn how your organization can benefit from analytical-based thinking and about the incredible culture at Analytic Vision, where they’re fostering data driven thinkers and teaching them how to start their own data analytic companies.

    This episode is sponsored by Delegate Solutions.

    Many entrepreneurs are overwhelmed, burnt out, and frustrated because they aren't able to spend enough time on their highest and best work.  They know they need to delegate to an assistant, but they don't want the responsibility of managing one.

    At Delegate Solutions, we provide leaders with a different approach to admin support, without the hassles of committing to an employee.  We support our clients remotely in as little as 1-2 hours per day all the way through to full-time.  Our systematic approach includes customized delegation coaching to help you figure out what and how best to delegate, coupled with a team of thinkers and doers to continually get those things off your plate.

    We love to help visionary leaders free up time so they can do more of what they love and have a big impact. Learn more about our delegation support system by visiting www.delegatesolutions.com.

    • 34 min
    S2 Tips: How do you define a successful mission?

    S2 Tips: How do you define a successful mission?

    What does a successful mission look like?

    How do you navigate and anticipate obstacles, move forward with limited resources, and stay on track while trying to make progress in your business? In this week’s tip, we talk about “Commander’s Intent.”

    Commander’s intent is the tool that military planner’s and strategists use to paint a picture of what a successful mission looks like despite ambiguities, obstacles, and limited intelligence.

    This episode is brought to you by Ninety.

    Ninety is a cloud-based collection of the essential business building and awareness tools you need to make running your business almost easy. The clean and extraordinarily intuitive system includes every one of the tools you need to not only run your operating system but cascade it down and throughout your company.

    Learn more at Ninety.io

    • 3 min
    #006: Cadence: The Heartbeat of Your Organization

    #006: Cadence: The Heartbeat of Your Organization

    People are messy. Not “cluttered desk, haven’t showered in a couple days, Cheetos in the beard” kind of messy… hopefully. People are messy in the sense that we’re all different––we’re wired differently, we work differently, and we move at different speeds. This is a wonderful thing by the way. But, how does your organization ensure that people aren’t getting left behind, too far ahead, or off track because of these differences?

    This is where “cadence” comes in. Cadence is the heartbeat of your organization––it’s the rhythm and process of making sure everyone is moving in the same direction at the same speed and pace. In this episode, we talk about the key components and practices that your organization should embrace to create, manage, and maintain its cadence.

    Learn more about cadence and the framework for the system and soul of your business at SystemandSoul.com.

    This episode is sponsored by Keystone Search.

    The team at KeyStone Search is an expert at helping Visionaries hire their ideal Integrator. KeyStone has conducted successful Integrator searches across the country and they are proud to say when EOS Worldwide needed a new Integrator in 2016, KeyStone was the firm of choice.

    If hiring a "rock star" Integrator is in your future, go to www.keystonesearch.com

    • 29 min
    S2 Tips: Should you let them go?

    S2 Tips: Should you let them go?

    Today on S2 Tips, we answer a listener question: What do you do when you have an employee who’s a bad fit for their seat, you don’t have anybody to fill the seat, and you don’t have an open seat to move this employee to? Do you stick with the bad fit, or do you let them go?

    This may seem simple and straightforward. But, for many leaders, this is one of the hardest kinds of decisions to make for your business. That’s why Chris and Benj tag team on what the right decision is, and what happens after the decision is made.

    This episode is brought to you by Ninety.

    Ninety is a cloud-based collection of the essential business building and awareness tools you need to make running your business almost easy. The clean and extraordinarily intuitive system includes every one of the tools you need to not only run your operating system but cascade it down and throughout your company.

    Learn more at Ninety.io

    • 4 min
    #005: Designing Your Organization's Future with System & Soul

    #005: Designing Your Organization's Future with System & Soul

    One of the beautiful things about being an entrepreneur or business leader is the ability to design your organization. Your organization’s design is the ultimate expression of what you get to do as an entrepreneur and leader, and it’s the essence of your organization’s contribution to the world.

    This week, we take a deep dive into the System & Soul model and share the key components of designing your business: structure, process, and bets. Unfamiliar with the concept of bets? Fear not! We walk through why this is a key component of your business design and give you a free PDF to help you assess the big decisions you need to make in your organization.

    This episode is sponsored by Rocket Fuel and Rocket Fuel University.

    Rocket Fuel University is a robust community of Visionaries & Integrators and those who want to help them succeed.

    You’ll have the ability to connect with other Visionaries & Integrators who are facing the same challenges you are. Tapping into the experience of others will help get you there faster - and with less pain.

    You’ll be able to implement the Rocket Fuel structure more effectively. Rocket Fuel University members get exclusive access to Live Q&A Meetings, presented by the Rocket Fuel leadership team - get unstuck when you’re up against something that you’re not quite sure how to handle.

    To get started, visit RocketFuelUniversity.com.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

Rich_k111 ,

Very helpful podcast

It’s one thing to read Traction and practice EOS but having an in-depth understanding takes dedication and practice. This podcast helps me go deep on EOS and become a better businessperson. Thanks!

Creveling ,

Great supplement to implementing EOS

Lots of great information on each podcast that helps round out the information in the Traction library. Very helpful to hear current updates from those using EOS and what that looks like. Feels like a community and Chris and Benj are enjoyable hosts and facilitators.

podcastlearning for life ,

Feedback

Your podcast could be so amazing with one small tweak. A little feedback to help you guys get to the next level. Have you guys ever thought about doing less of an interview of yourGuestsAnd their background and personal story and more about tangibleLessons to have entrepreneurs get better at the Eos? I am typically having to fast forward through half of the podcast to get to where I can learn something new and it’s buried.

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