Posts in Category of: Accountability

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A Different da Vinci Code

November 17th, 2015  |  Published in Accountability

Our recent vacation to Italy concluded in Milan with a walking tour of the city that peaked with a viewing of da Vinci’s “The Last Supper.” Da Vinci completed his …

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The Seven Pillars of Accountability

August 11th, 2015  |  Published in Accountability

In 2009, in the depth of the worldwide recession, I began looking into the factors that separate high-performing companies from all the rest. I knew from my work with successful …

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Champions Write History: Football Hall of Fame

July 21st, 2015  |  Published in Accountability

Last week I was in Ohio delivering my accountability workshop, so I visited the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton. Displays of pro football’s early years were interesting. The …

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Good Fences Make Good Neighbors…and Employees

April 28th, 2015  |  Published in Accountability

In his poem, “Mending Wall” four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Robert Frost paints a word picture of two neighbors who meet during “spring mending-time” to restack rocks on the stone wall …

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Everybody, Somebody, Anybody & Nobody

April 14th, 2015  |  Published in Accountability

At a private workshop I was conducting, I asked this question: “When something doesn’t get done that’s supposed to get done, who owns that?” “We all do,” came the reply. …

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Coca-Cola: The Shape of History

March 24th, 2015  |  Published in Accountability

The current issue of Fortune magazine lists 50 of the world’s most admired companies. Once again The Coca-Cola Company is among the global high-performers. The distinctive packaging design for the …

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Secret Sauce or Cultural Malware?

March 3rd, 2015  |  Published in Accountability

My work with leaders and my research for my book Accountability confirms the difference between average performance and exceptional performance is rarely a matter of strategy but rather the tone …

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New England Patriots, the VA and a Bias of Mistrust

January 27th, 2015  |  Published in Accountability

Most of us know the New England Patriots are suspected of deflating game balls used by their team in the AFC Championship game, thereby making the ball easier to throw …

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And the Loser Is…

January 20th, 2015  |  Published in Accountability

Leaders throughout the world voted in December for the “Best and Worst in Accountability” of 2014 in the Bustin & Co. Accountability Appraisal. Voters completing the survey had an opportunity …

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Rudyard Kipling + Accountability

December 30th, 2014  |  Published in Accountability

Today is Rudyard Kipling’s birthday. Kipling was born in 1865 and is the author of The Jungle Book (made into a Disney movie), “The Man Who Would Be King” (made …

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Best of the Best? Vote Today.

December 16th, 2014  |  Published in Accountability

Voting closes on December 26th on the Best and Worst in Accountability in 2014. Vote today for the Best among five candidates and the Worst among five candidates. By voting, …

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Worst of the Worst? Vote Today.

December 9th, 2014  |  Published in Accountability

Last week, voting began for the Best and Worst in Accountability in 2014. Vote today for the Best among five candidates and the Worst among five candidates. By voting, you …

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Naughty or Nice?

December 2nd, 2014  |  Published in Accountability

High-performing leaders earn our respect because of their potent combination of technical skill, problem-solving acuity and — perhaps most of all — their willingness to hold themselves accountable to make …

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How Does Character Drive Accountability?

November 11th, 2014  |  Published in Accountability

Last Friday on Jim Blasingame’s “Small Business Advocate” national radio program, we discussed why Character plays such an important role in driving accountability. (Listen here) Character is the first pillar …

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A New Way to Think About Accountability

October 14th, 2014  |  Published in Accountability

Practiced effectively, accountability is less about punishment and more about creating a support system for winners. How will shifting your perspective on accountability improve your employee relations and generate positive …

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Perks or Bribes

September 9th, 2014  |  Published in Accountability

Perks or bribes? It depends, says Greg Bustin in Fast Company. Check out my complete post here on LinkedIn.

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New Sheriff In Town

August 5th, 2014  |  Published in Accountability

When Mack Brown departed as the head football coach of the Texas Longhorns, he left as the second-winningest coach behind Darrell Royal and the only Texas football coach to win …

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Accountability: When Character and Reputation Meet

April 1st, 2014  |  Published in Accountability

The Seven Pillars of Accountability Whether big, small, or in between, high-performing organizations share seven distinct characteristics that I call the Seven Pillars of Accountability: Character Unity Learning Tracking Urgency …

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The Capstone of Accountability

March 11th, 2014  |  Published in Accountability

High-performing organizations drive accountability through a set of principles and practices that are simple to say and hard to do. I call these principles The Seven Pillars of Accountability: Character …

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Accountability: The Enemy Within

March 4th, 2014  |  Published in Accountability

Year after year, accountability tops the charts of issues executives say they want to improve. Based on hundreds of engagements and data I have collected over the years from more …

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