Daniel Davis, EOS Asia Pacific
In this episode, I’m really excited to welcome to the InnovaBuzz Podcast, Daniel Davis, who is the CEO of EOS Asia Pacific. EOS Asia Pacific exists to help coaches, trainers, and business leaders become master implementers of EOS, the Entrepreneurial Operating System, described in Gino Wickman’s book “Traction”.
In our discussion, Daniel talked to me about:
- Getting really clear on a business vision – clarifying and simplifying the vision for the whole leadership team
- Establishing a strong core leadership team and team structure
- How to make a business happier, healthier and more sustainable
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Marisa Smith on episode 130 introduced us to Daniel.
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If we structure and systematise the predictable, it allows us to have more time to do the unknown, to do that creative work and enjoy being more innovative. - Daniel Davis, EOS APAC on #InnovaBuzz podcast Click To Tweet
Show Notes from this episode with Daniel Davis, CEO ntorduceof EOS Asia Pacific
Key points and take-aways from this episode include:
- There is more to running a business than just the physical work. It is also understanding how everything else in the background goes into supporting the success of the business.
- It is through failure that we learn what makes an actually great company.
- Full team alignment is just a matter of clarifying and simplifying the vision. Everyone’s got it. It is in their heads but perhaps sometimes we are not completely aligned.
- EOS helps establish strong performing leadership teams. As the core goes to the leadership teams, so goes the rest of the organisation.
- EOS makes companies happier, healthier and more sustainable. It is not just all about growth. It is also about the other factors that come into work to what builds a great business.
- The role of an EOS Implementer is to take the client through the EOS proven process and help the client implement EOS into their business.
- EOS is all about creating independence.
- EOS’ job is not to stifle innovation but to help innovation.
- If we structure and systematise the predictable, it allows us to have more time to do the unknown, to do that creative work and enjoy being more innovative.
- Always question the way we do things and always be open to process improvement. Process improvement by definition is innovation.
- Innovation is instilling within the organisation to always be questioning the way we do things.Small improvements here and there add up to being the best in your industry. Through that mindset everybody contributes to innovation.
- Understand the gift that you have in your mind. You have amazing abilities but you need to tap into them and just realise how brilliant you are.
- Question the way things are done and question yourself – are you doing things the right way and could you improve it? It is a gift to be able to ask those questions of ourselves and usually that leads to us coming up with better ways to do things.
- Do the right things most of the time. Trying to do something all of the time will just lead to feeling like a failure.
The Buzz – Our Innovation Round
Here are Daniel’s answers to the questions of our Innovation round. Listen to the interview to get the full scoop.
- #1 thing to be more innovative – Be open to questioning things. Be happy to walk in the opposite direction. Don’t be afraid to think differently. Look and question why is it done that way and how could it be improved.
- Best thing for new ideas – Be a dreamer. Look and question why things are done in a certain way. Have the ability to dream and question how it can be done better.
- Favourite tool for innovation – People and EOS. We can dream of amazing things and that is ultimately the source of innovation. EOS is a system that helps bring that vision into reality.
- Keep project / client on track – Passion and EOS. If people are not passionate about something, it is going to be difficult. We have to all agree that this is the right thing we should be working on, and then back that up with hard work and discipline. EOS provides some clarity about what that looks like and a framework to keep them on track.
- Differentiate – Be authentic. That alone will differentiate you from the rest of the crowd because you will be doing things the way you think is the best and not trying to fit in with everyone else.
To Be a Leader
Build yourself the best leadership team that you can. It will free you up to be more creative and innovative. It will also build an amazing team around you. Surround yourself with the smartest or best people that you can. It is not a choice. It is essential to success and leading your field.
Daniel suggested I interview Fiona Chalk of Change Makers Rule Breakers. So Fiona, keep an eye on your inbox, for an invitation from us to the InnovaBuzz podcast, courtesy of Daniel Davis.
Daniel has offered our listeners a free gift – Hard Copy of the book Traction by Gino Wickman
Simply provide your postal address and his team will send you a free hardcover copy of the book TRACTION by Gino Wickman. Here is the link you can share innovabiz.co/traction
Cool things about Daniel:
- As a young child, he wanted to be a cop. He enrolled in the police force and passed all of his exams at age 20.
- From his first job at age 10, he worked hard and went on to own his first business at the age of 21.
- At 26 years old he had four businesses with multi-million dollar revenues and 70 staff.