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"Gino Wickman's first book Traction, describing his Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS), is already one of the great improvement game plans for business owners in America. Here, in his new brainstorm with coauthor Mike Paton, he takes entrepreneurial readers through a single story to show how every advantage of implementing EOS can actually become a practical reality in their own businesses. I would absolutely read both books together."
Dan Sullivan, Founder of Strategic Coach®

“Over the years I’ve heard countless testimonials from entrepreneurs who swear by Gino Wickman’s first book, Traction, but only after reading Get A Grip did I see clearly how implementing his Entrepreneurial Operating System could truly transform a business and put it on the road to greatness. This book will change your company—and your life.”
Bo Burlingham, Editor-at-Large of Inc. magazine, Author of Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big

About the Author

Gino Wickman s passion is helping people get what they want from their businesses. To fulfill that passion, Wickman created the Entrepreneurial Operating System(r) (EOS), a holistic system that, when implemented in an organization, helps leaders run better businesses, get better control, have better life balance, and gain more tractionwith the entire organization advancing together as a healthy, functional, and cohesive team. Wickman spends most of his time as an EOS Implementer, working hands-on with the leadership teams of entrepreneurial companies to help them fully implement EOS in their organizations. He is the founder of EOS Worldwide, a growing organization of successful entrepreneurs from a variety of business backgrounds collaborating as certified EOS Implementers to help people throughout the world to experience all the organizational and personal benefits of implementing EOS. He also delivers workshops and keynote addresses.
The product of an entrepreneurial household, Mike Paton has spent much of his 30-year career helping hundreds of entrepreneurs get what they want from their businesses. He ran or helped run four entrepreneurial companies before discovering the Entrepreneurial Operating System(r) (EOS). Drawn to its simple, timeless concepts and practical, real-world tools, Paton quickly decided to devote himself to helping other business owners and leaders master this complete "way of operating" an entrepreneurial organization. Since then he's conducted more than 400 full-day EOS sessions for the leadership teams of more than 60 companies, and has helped thousands more business leaders clarify, simplify, and achieve their vision by delivering dynamic keynote talks and interactive workshops."
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: BenBella Books; 1st edition (April 8, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1939529824
  • ISBN-13: 978-1939529824
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,087 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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If you haven't read traction, read that first, followed by Get a Grip and lastly, Rocket Fuel. In Get A Grip, Gino brilliantly demonstrates the power of the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) at work. Demonstrating all 6 business components (Vision, People, Data, Issues, Process & Traction) and the powerful tools that make them real, Gino explores several potential dynamics you may encounter on your own journey and provides a practical understanding of how to transform your business and your people from stuck to unstuck. Each tool is introduced to a fairly dysfunctional and chaotic organization that appears healthy to most from the outside in. You can sense the tension followed by the relief and ultimately growth of the company as they apply each tool to the business. Before you attempt to apply the EOS system to your business or department, read this book so you can gain a few nuggets of insight of what you might encounter and how you might plow through the process. It's worth your time to do so.
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Great job!! I have to admit, I was skeptical; but it is a good read and a huge help when implementing the system. It follows the EOS implementation process exactly as it should be implemented and points out how to deal with issues along the way. There is no filler. It is all substance.
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Absolutely awesome read for anyone in business, especially appropriate for those among us who have been in business for a long time and have struggled to scale a business! I believe I've read it several times and am working to implement the concepts to grow our brands to a higher level of Customer Service in order to continue to differentiate our offerings - both through SECCO Home Services, Pronto Plumbing & Drain & our Commercial Electrical Construction & Service, and finally for our SECCO HVACR Service Business.
This book is a great way to get the leadership team on the same page and forging forward with energy!
Amazing book, amazing process!
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Learned of this book indirectly from a friend and decided to read it to see what he thought was so special. Gotta say, Mr. Wickman has a solid grip himself on what it takes to facilitate the leadership of a company. His overall framework is excellent, and the tools he has developed are just what a business needs to use in order to run as smoothly as a well-oiled machine. Even though there is some redundancy throughout the book, it works well because it transports the reader into the room with the participants he is writing about. I've already given copies of this to two other people - but I kept my own for future reference.
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Builds on the key principles taught in Geno Wickman's book TRACTION! The story line brings to life the real challenges and rewards of using the Entrepreneurial Operating System. If you liked TRACTION and want to learn more GET A GRIP is a good read!
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There are a lot of great business books out there but few are as relatable and practical as Get a Grip. Whether you are a small business owner struggling with leading your team or finding the right people or a solopreneur in the early stages of your business, this book is for you. Gino Wickman lays out the Entrepreneurial Operating System--a road map for building an organization around a shared vision and practical steps for getting the right people in the right roles, how to assess and hire people with shared values, and a system for identifying and executing a plan to reach clear objectives.

Plus, I've never read a business book in the form of a fable. It's easier to remember important concepts when you can remember the associated story. I have a lot of hope as a fledgling business owner, there is a way to work ON my business rather than IN my business...and actually enjoy the process.

Read this book!
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Get a Grip is a fantastic companion to "Traction". The Traction book is the instruction manual, "Get A Grip" is the reality of how it works and how to make it work. The story of Swan provides the insights, the challenges and the emotional challenges an organization goes through to create a high performance team that actually cares. Every business owner and executive should be reading the story, then picking up the challenge to actually implement it.
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This is not a book about dreamy ways to do better. This book describes how a disfunctional team became a functional team that acdtually got things done. This book is about how to focus on the right things and execute on the vision. I also suggest that you get the book Traction, by the same author and The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni. They go together like peas and carrots.
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