August 5, 2011

HOLDING YOURSELF & OTHERS ACCOUNTABLE

What does it mean to hold yourself and others accountable? Everyone in an organization needs to have a vested interest in the total output and total product. You can be the hardest working, best-prepared, and smartest employee in the world, but if you can’t speak up and let others know that you observe things are going well, then the organization is not operating effectively. As well, you need to be open to others holding you accountable. And to hold others […]
June 20, 2014

GREAT TEAMS HAVE A SHARED DREAM

As a visionary, artist, inventor, and builder of the Apple empire, Steve Jobs remains – and will always remain – among the most fascinating, studied, revered, and emulated people. We try to gain understanding and appreciation for seeing things how he saw them (perhaps not possible) – and we analyze and pour over how he pioneered, crafted, and led development initiatives that resulted in …among other products – Apple III, Macintosh, iMac, USB Mouse, iBook, iPod, iPhone, and iPad. Of […]
June 21, 2014

10 THINGS WINNING UNDERDOGS CAN TEACH US ABOUT SUCCESS

10 Things Winning Underdogs Can Teach Us About Success (Source: http://itmanagersinbox.com/1701/10-things-winning-underdogs-can-teach-us-about-success/) “The business world is competitive so there is a lot we can learn when we look at how underdogs win. They face more talented, better trained and more experienced competition, yet at the end of the game they prevail and celebrate their success. So how do they overcome the odds and win?” Click Here to read ways to win in your career and in life. Take on a winning […]
August 5, 2014

GREAT TEAMS HOLD THEMSELVES AND OTHERS ACCOUNTABLE

In my speeches, teamwork seminars, sales training classes – and in my book, Gold Medal Strategies: Business Lessons from America’s Miracle Team – I discuss, describe, and expound on the traits of great teams. I have identified nine traits that great teams hold. I call these traits Gold Medal Strategies. This month, I highlight the strategy, Great Teams Hold Themselves and Others Accountable, which is the focus of chapter 4 in the book. Each member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic […]