Scorecard: 5 to 15 high-level numbers that give you an instant pulse on the organization and can tell you if you are on or off track.
Measurable: Everyone has 1-5 numbers that are leading indicators of performance, such as "Calls to clients" and can be tracked weekly.
Rocks are just priorities. Sometimes Rocks are connected to the Long-term Goals; sometimes you’re just solving an issue; and sometimes the most important thing for us or me to do is my job.
Leadership team Rocks are often, but not always strategic - what must get done to achieve your growth, revenue & profitability goals? As you roll EOS out into an organization, the further you go toward the front lines, the less strategic and more tactical Rocks become. Eventually, everyone should have at least one Rock.
The key to writing great Rocks is to make them S.M.A.R.T. That’s an acronym for:
Write a Rock that misses even one of these key attributes, and you’ll be at great risk for not achieving it.
More often than not, Rocks are too vague, too big, and can't be easily measured week-to--week. You should be able to break a Rock into measurable, short milestones.