Mitchell York

Professional EOS Implementer™

 Contact: mitchell@york.coach

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February 14, 2019

"It's important to understand that the skillset and mentality to start your business is often not the same mentality that it takes to scale." - Jesse Viola, owner of APM Shipping Services, on why he decided to implement EOS. hashtag#eos hashtag#smallbusiness hashtag#ap...

February 4, 2019

My “rule of two” kicked in this morning. The rule is triggered when I read two news stories on the same day about the same business issue. When the rule takes effect, I write a blog post.

The two stories couldn’t be more different. One harmless, the other fatal. First,...

December 17, 2018

Last week I wrote about four characteristics of some small business owners that keep their small businesses small.   They were:

  • Unwillingness to make choices

  • Inability/unwillingness to delegate

  • Lack of discipline/accountability

  • Lack of a long-ter...

December 11, 2018

As hard as it is for a business to get to $2 million in sales, it’s often an order of magnitude harder to double to $4 million. Having coached business owners and leadership teams in many industries for 17 years, I can point to many common denominators that prevent som...

November 26, 2018

A CEO client of mine, head of an architectural engineering firm with 16 employees, has a problem. One of his staff who's in charge of answering phones and expediting plans (among other duties) has a powerful vaping addiction and takes multiple breaks at random times du...

June 15, 2018

Today’s paper had a story about a volunteer firefighter who set an abandoned house ablaze so he could be the first to respond and be a hero. Fortunately, no one was hurt. It’s a bit surprising to me that stories like this make news, because they happen so frequently. A...

June 5, 2018

My last real job ended in 2001, shortly after 9/11, when the company I worked for laid off all of the employees in the division I was in charge of. The magazines in our division, all tech-related, were very sensitive to the Internet economy and the recession that follo...

June 4, 2018

I started listening to the audiobook version of  Radical Candor by Kim Scott, based on a client's recommendation.  It's about nine hours long. I made it through around three hours. I loved the basic concept: if you truly care about the people in your organization,...

August 7, 2017

Something's in the water. I have four clients whose wives have either given birth in the past two weeks or are about to in the next week. Because we're fairly new grandparents, my wife showed me this video the other day - pretty interesting: How To Calm A Crying Baby -...

March 17, 2016

I'm not a natural networker,  but I've read many books on the subject and keep at it whenever I can muster the courage.  (My favorite book is Keith Ferrazzi's Never Eat Alone).  This morning I attended a networking breakfast hosted by American Business A...

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