By Gino Wickman,

Book cover of Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business

Book description

Do you have a grip on your business, or does your business have a grip on you? All entrepreneurs and business leaders face similar frustrations--personnel conflict, profit woes, and inadequate growth. Decisions never seem to get made, or, once made, fail to be properly implemented. But there is a solution.…

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Why read it?

4 authors picked Traction as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This book is an invaluable resource for business leaders seeking to improve their organizational effectiveness and achieve greater success.

Wickman provides a comprehensive framework for strengthening the six key components of any business, including vision, people, data, issues, process, and traction. His practical advice on hiring, delegation, goal setting, and accountability has helped me to become a more effective leader and grow my business.

I highly recommend this book to anyone seeking to take their business to the next level and achieve their full potential.

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Traction has been an instrumental book for me to understand the importance of identifying and tracking key performance indicators, as well as how to break down goals into smaller, actionable tasks.

The Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) outlined in the book is the foundation for my consulting company, Leverage, and has helped many of our clients achieve rapid growth.

My book has been compared to Traction because Traction also delivers a practical blueprint on how to run a business. 

From strategic planning to meeting cadences to how to approach people and their roles in a business, Traction demystifies how to be a leader and create a well-run organization. The Traction method to running an organization, what the author defines as the Entrepreneurial Operating System, or EOS, is used by 1,000’s of organizations worldwide.

I read a lot of business books. If you want to build a small business from nothing—if you want it to be sustainable and capable of long-term success—Traction is the authoritative work, the number-one must-read. Wickman walks readers through the step-by-step, six-part process of building your own personal EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System). You’ll progress from Vision, to People, to Data, Issues, Processes, and finally, to Traction itself. This process aligns with everything we did to build our company from a 2-person, six-figure operation in 2012 to a 120-person, $30m world-class medtech engineering firm today.

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