You can’t differentiate yourself in the marketplace on smarts. You need to differentiate yourself on team health.”

– John Fulwider

On this episode of The Pivotal Leader, Gina Trimarco interviewed John Fulwider, CEO, gear80. John helps entrepreneurial leadership teams get everything they want from their businesses. He implements a complete, proven system with a set of simple, practical tools that helps businesses get vision, traction, and healthy.

John founded his fourth company, gear80, when two clients of his third business—an executive coaching firm with clients nationwide—said the same thing to him in the same week: “John, I need tools.” For both clients’ companies, the vision was clear, and their teams were healthy and cohesive. But accountability, discipline, and execution to link the two were absent. John went looking for tools and found the Entrepreneurial Operating System in the book Traction, and he’s never looked back.

While he charges a lot for his other services, his advice on eating out is always free and he gives some great foodie recommendations!

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Podcast Topics Include:

  • What is EOS (Entrepreneur Operating System)
  • Ensuring your company has vision, traction and health
  • Where to find 90% of the answers to your problems
  • The new ROI: Return On Intelligence
  • Top pain points and how to overcome them: People, Profitability, Control & Solutions
  • Defining Culture by having 3 to 7 expected core behaviors
  • Why being smart isn’t good enough for success; hint: smart already exists
  • Knowing how to Hire, Fire, Review, Reward & Recognize People

More About John Fulwider, gear80 & EOS Worldwide

John is deeply loyal to his adopted hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska. He received all three of his degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; a bachelor’s degree in journalism, followed by master’s and doctoral degrees in political science. He met his wonderful wife of 19 years Jami there. And, they’re raising their three beautiful children there. John tells anyone who’ll listen (and some who’d prefer not to) that he wants to be carried out of his current home in a cardboard box, because pine would be too expensive.

John is a happy husband, a proud papa, a fun-loving foodie, and an advocate of alliteration. He has lived and traveled all over the world. He can suggest what to eat, and where, in an impressive number of cities.

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Gina Trimarco is a native of Chicago and CEO/Founder of Pivot10 Results and Carolina Improv Company. She has 25+ years of experience in marketing, sales, operations and people training. Gina combines street smarts and improv comedy skills with her experience in the corporate and entrepreneurial worlds, which sets her apart from her competition.

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