Posts in Category of: Accountability

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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Hitting the Wall

February 25th, 2014  |  Published in Accountability, Leadership

Leaders are problem-solvers. One problem some leaders have difficulty solving is the problem of getting those who work for them to think for themselves. A CEO was sharing with me …

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Hiding in Plain Sight

February 1st, 2014  |  Published in Accountability

Two films – “Zero Dark Thirty” and “Lone Survivor” – provide moviegoers with insight into the elite combat units of the U.S. Navy SEALs. The SEALs – Sea, Air, Land …

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Three Christmas Wishes

December 3rd, 2013  |  Published in Accountability

Improve Your Performance This Christmas This holiday season, slow down to reflect on what really matters to you. Bring your thoughts, feelings and beliefs into focus to fulfill your purpose, …

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Honk!

August 20th, 2013  |  Published in Accountability, Leadership

Awareness & Meeting Expectations I was stopped for a red light with cars on either side of me In the lane to my left were seven cars waiting for the …

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What’s Under Your Rock?

August 13th, 2013  |  Published in Accountability

People leave companies two ways: forever and for a little while. In both cases, the workers who are left behind get a true picture of what their departed colleagues were …

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Meetings Are a Beating

July 23rd, 2013  |  Published in Accountability, Problem Solving

In a private workshop I conducted recently for a manufacturing company, the 22 front-line supervisors said their team meetings had started with such promise then hit a wall after three …

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Ich bin ein Berliner

June 25th, 2013  |  Published in Accountability

Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of #PresidentJohn F.Kennedy’s speech in #WestBerlin. In this Cold War-era speech before 450,000 people near the #BerlinWall, #JFK delivered in German the memorable line #IchbineinBerliner, …

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How Many Chances?

June 18th, 2013  |  Published in Accountability

How many chances do we give those outside our organization to disappoint us? Based on my own experience, only one or two chances. How many chances do we give those …

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Summer Grades

June 4th, 2013  |  Published in Accountability

Ranking Employee Performance School may be out for the summer, but for businesses and the women and men who lead them, school is always in session. Effective leaders learn continuously. …

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All For One!

May 28th, 2013  |  Published in Accountability

The CEOs and Key Executives of my three Vistage groups recently returned from their annual spring trips to resorts in the Texas Hill Country and Islamorada, Florida. The purpose of …

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Look Again

May 7th, 2013  |  Published in Accountability

16 Questions for Leaders When it comes to accountability in the workplace, it’s tempting to shine the spotlight on people when the results we get are not the results we …

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Moolah or Mojo?

February 19th, 2013  |  Published in Accountability

Why do you do what you do? Is it only for the money, the cash, the moolah? Or is it something else? Sure, money’s important. But what drives you? What …

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A Different Valentine

February 12th, 2013  |  Published in Accountability

For Valentine’s Day, give St. Paul equal time with St. Valentine. St. Valentine lived in the Roman Empire and was imprisoned during the third century for performing weddings for soldiers …

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How Much Do You Want It?

January 1st, 2013  |  Published in Accountability, Event

Happy New Year! Whatever you do, don’t make any resolutions. Instead, take a moment to ask and answer this question: What will I be celebrating one year from today? Then …

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Port in a Storm

October 23rd, 2012  |  Published in Accountability, Event

Today is my 30th wedding anniversary. I’m sharing an otherwise private celebration with you because I’ve found in my work with leaders that people can weather the turbulent seas of …

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Just…Let…Go

May 22nd, 2012  |  Published in Accountability

A tough step for CEOs of growing companies can be re-defining their role. As growth occurs and smart people are hired to handle some of the functions the CEO has …

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Connecting the Dots to Accountability

April 10th, 2012  |  Published in Accountability

The 58 executives participating in my March 30 accountability workshop brought into focus a pattern I’ve observed the past few months in the other workshops I conduct around the U.S. …

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Pleasing Methods vs. Pleasing Results

March 19th, 2012  |  Published in Accountability

Holding Friends Accountable in Business One of the most common reasons I hear from leaders about why they struggle with holding colleagues accountable is because they genuinely like the people …

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Culling the Herd

March 13th, 2012  |  Published in Accountability

Someone on your payroll needs to go. You know it, the people that work with this under-performer know it, and the under-performer probably knows it. Ranchers call it “culling the …

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