Where There’s a Will There’s a Way
Helping Every Employee Live the EOS Life with Eric Lindsley of Knight Watch
In this episode of Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way, host Will Crist is joined by Eric Lindsley, CEO of Knight Watch, a business that helps make buildings more secure, comfortable, and energy efficient. Eric and Knight Watch have been an EOS company for quite some time now, and he is known to his friends as an EOS Purist because of his commitment to living the EOS Life. Throughout the episode, Will and Eric discuss Knight Watch’s EOS journey, why every employee needs to live the EOS Life, trusting your team to make the right decisions, and much more!
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(0:50) Introducing Eric Lindsley and Knight Watch
(2:59) Knight Watch’s EOS Journey
(9:22) Why Everyone in the Company Needs the EOS Life
(16:58) Does the Great Resignation Affect EOS Companies?
(22:44) Creating Consistency
(24:36) The Decision Card
(27:48) Trusting Your Team
(30:48) Closing Thoughts
“About a year and a half [into EOS], I was working about five days a week, maybe even four. But you know, a very easy to maintain schedule. The stress level in the company came way down. The happiness level was good—I look forward to going in, especially for my weekly EOS meeting…” Eric Lindsley, (5:50)
“This last quarter…[we did] more in book sales per quarter than we did the entire year of 2018.” Eric Lindsley, (7:21)
“It can’t just be myself or the leadership team, but throughout the company, there has to be space. And that’s the nice thing about EOS and the EOS Life is it gives you space.” Eric Lindsley, (11:42)
“The nice thing that happens though, is when you lose people that don’t have your values, it opens up space for the right person to come in.” Eric Lindsley, (17:51)
“The more I involve myself with things that are really not for me to be involved in, all I’m doing is communicating…[that] I don’t trust you to make that decision. If you have to get involved in every process, what you’re saying is, ‘I don’t trust you.’” Eric Lindsley, (28:53)
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