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What is an OOS?

An Organizational Operating System (OOS) is like a secret recipe that has been revealed for organizations to embrace. In truth, it is a simple, time-hardened, and proven set of business best practices, tools and disciplines. They have been put together in a cohesive way and provided with a formula for effectively implementing in your organization.
It isn’t magic. But it becomes magical if you are a leader with a leadership team that chooses to embrace an organizational operating system openly and honestly, and without ego or sacred cows. It will naturally connect and magnify the ability to get all your people 100% on the same page, and executing every day, with discipline and accountability toward a shared vision.
It is about everyone rowing in the same direction, as a cohesive, driven, and passionate team.


OOS Reality

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Let us make this very clear. If you are not utilizing the value of an organizational operating system to help you run your business, it will be exponentially more difficult to achieve your maximum potential as a leader, as a leadership team and as an organization.

Full Stop!

“There is no such thing as get rich quick, but there is such a thing as get rich slow.” -Gino Wickman



You will be unable to stop your goals being more attainable, your business being able to break through barriers quicker, everyone in your company being 100% on the same page, rowing in the same direction and being disciplined and accountable and your team being more cohesive and enjoying being with each other…if you bite the bullet and do the initial hard work to effectively implement an organizational operating system. It just happens when you do that. Results are driven through realizing:

  • Clarity of vision
  • Clarity of how you will achieve that vision

  • Clarity of the structure that will take you there

  • Clarity of strategies that will help you thrive towards your vision

  • Everyone in your company being on the same page with your vision and they will contribute towards achieving it

  • Everyone in your company executing with discipline and accountability, every day

  • A healthy and cohesive team that is culturally aligned and enthused with working together

  • A better run company, a better life for all

“You can have results or excuses. Not both.” Arnold Schwarzenegger

For Your Consideration



You, your leadership team, and company will be able to:

  1. Arrive at a winning strategy of clarity and a way to execute with precision and focus on that strategy that breaks through barriers you may have been facing, currently facing, or will be inevitably facing;
  2. Become better leaders and ultimately every person in your company will live your core values, enthusiastically embrace the vision your leadership team has created and an intentional culture that effortlessly permeates your company;
  3. Navigate your Resource Truth. As Jim Collins teaches, have faith while at the same time facing brutal truths. This is what he referred to as the Stockdale Paradox. You will be helped in navigating this challenge, that we frame as ‘Resource Truth’. “Know what’s possible, plan for what’s probable”.

When you combine the above three principles that are at the core of challenges of every business leader and company today, you are better able to gain total and enthusiastic alignment at the leadership level and throughout the company. Everyone in the company feels part of it and is excited to contribute to it. And that leads to the results that you want from your business.

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What usually prevents leadership teams from arriving at that magical place?

  • Lack of true accountability – self accountability, & accountability to each other;
  • Lack of clarity in vision, consistency, and values that lead to an accidental culture and mis-alignment permeating throughout your leadership team and company;
  • Lack of a clear strategy, and the inability to nimbly execute upon that strategy.

STAND® Secret Sauce

We have a powerful way we work with you to help you get the results you want from your business. It all starts with our 10 T’s Assessment that helps us to understand the strongest & weakest links for you, your leadership team, and your business.

Click below to take the FREE STAND’S 10 T’s Assessment®. Explore and discover the possibilities.


Stand’s 10 T’s Assessment
“What are the brutal facts that I (and my team) don’t want to face? What measures/data collection do we have in place? What should we have in place, and how will I go about starting that process? How do I maintain my hope?” – Jim Collins


You Have Choices

One of the best-run companies that Joe has had the pleasure of working with became successful, in large part, due to the fact that they embraced the OOS called ‘Scaling Up’ (created by Verne Harnish). We mention this to underscore that there are incredibly powerful OOS’ out there and you have choices. We at Growth Odyssey embrace and advise on the STAND® OOS.

A good OOS can take your organization to new heights. Commit to it. It may not be obvious at first, but a good OOS has been designed with great thought. Try and avoid dabbling or cherrypicking from multiple OOSs on your own. Doing so may prove to be perilous.

A good OOS is fueled by the best business minds who have ever lived. A good OOS creates a multiplier effect via each of its components working in harmony and in support of each other. It is our belief that trusting and embracing one OOS will ultimately get you to the promised land, sooner and in a scalable way.

Some OOSs encourage a rip and replace approach (not a bad thing), while others are more geared to begin the journey meeting you where you are (also not a bad thing). We have experience in both approaches and they both work!

You have choices. Pick one and run with it!

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four hours sharpening the axe.” – Abraham Lincoln”


“Our company has now been in business for 69 years. We have experienced many challenges over the years, especially in the last decade. We have many long-term employees and operate numerous divisions at multiple locations. We engaged the services of Joe Fera to help us. It has been just over one year, and we have recently completed our Annual Plan. With help from the OOS tools and disciplines from Joe’s coaching, it has had the effect of unifying our leadership team.”

Boris Naneff, Rainbow Concrete Industries Ltd.

“I have had the pleasure of working with Joe Fera for just over a year now. With Joe’s help and guidance I was able to recognize where I could improve myself as not only a person but a leader. Joe has been instrumental in providing me with a sounding board for strategic and effective decision making. Joe was able to identify and expose talents I never knew I had, and his ability to motivate has led me to achieve amazing results. I strongly recommend Joe as he is a careful listener and incredibly effective in helping identify problems and solutions. I can honestly say I would not be where I am today if I had not decided to work with Joe.”

Justin Bruzzese, Canadian Metal Buildings

“You are not alone. In fact, you will be in good great company! Being part of this TEC group is chicken soup for the entrepreneurial soul! Learning, laughing and engaging with like-minded and real businesspeople to help you thrive personally and professionally. Joe, as the group leader, and one on one coach, brings a genuine perspective and experience to support YOU! My only regret was not joining the group sooner!”

Wes Mazur, Mazur Safety, Inc.


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