rudyard kipling

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 into a movie starring Michael Caine and Sean Connery), other short stories and countless poems. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1907, making him the youngest recipient to date.

As you reflect on 2014 and think about 2015, consider the role accountability plays in performance.

And consider this poem from Kipling to get the most out of yourself and others in the year ahead:

I keep six honest serving-men,
They taught me all I knew;
Their names are What and Why and When,
And How and Where and Who.

Happy New Year.

About the Author: Greg Bustin advises leaders of some of the world’s most admired companies, and he’s dedicated a career to working with CEOs and the leadership teams of hundreds of companies in a range of industries. He’s facilitated more than 200 strategic planning sessions, and he’s delivered more than 500 keynotes and workshops on five continents. His fifth leadership book—How Leaders Decide: A Timeless Guide to Making Tough Choices—examines 52 of history’s greatest triumphs and tragedies and debuted in April as the #1 new historical reference book on Amazon.

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