I had a conversation with a seasoned emerging growth entrepreneur and EOS prospect on Friday about implementing the Entrepreneurial Operating System for his growing company. We had a very frank conversation and he asked me point-blank, “Why should I hire you to implement EOS, when I can self implement the system myself?”. I did my best to reply to his questions on the spot, but over the course of the weekend decided it was probably worth addressing in a blog post. If he is asking the questions, how many other second stage entrepreneurs are doing the same.

I decided to put list together of the top reasons that you should use an EOS Implementer:

1. Human Nature – We help you focus on what you need to do vs. human nature’s tendency to encourage you to do what you want to do.

2. Objectivity – We provide an external, independent, and trusted perspective to challenge your way of thinking and acting.

3. Capacity Building – We help you increase your capability to manage your next challenge.

4. Speed – We help you do it faster than you could do own your own.

5. Habit – We help you make lasting change in your organization and make EOS a habit for your organization.

 

There are a few other attributes about Professional EOS Implementers that further support the reason for hiring an implementer:

1. Seasoning – We have walked in your shoes and have run small and medium-sized businesses.

2. Peer-to-Peer – Our experience enables us to communicate with other CEO’s on a peer-to-peer basis.

3. Experience – We typically have 20 to 30 years of business experience that enables us help ensure an enduring approach.

4. Trusted – Our name is on the line and integrity and relationships are the goodwill that we need to create an enduring practice.

5. Accountability – We provide a high level of accountability. We are obsessed about execution, traction, getting it done, and concluding.

If you can afford to hire a Professional EOS Implementer, I highly recommend spending the money. The external energy, objectivity, expertise, and ability to help you and your team get there faster far outweigh the perceived savings of doing it yourself.