In any organization – whether it is athletic team, company, public service board, school administration, military unit … or any other type of group – the people within that organization are its most important and valuable resource. Having the right players and right employees is a trait of great organizations. One of the nine Gold Medal Strategies that I speak and right about – which I teach – is “Great Teams Are the Product of Picking the Right Players.” “Great […]
ACCOUNTABILITY IS A TWO-WAY STREET: IF YOU HOLD OTHERS ACCOUNTABLE, BE WILLING TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE. NO ONE IS TOO BIG OR TOO SMALL TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE. Have you been following along the Accountability discussion? What does Accountability mean to you? Get it figured out and join the discussion.
When people are trying to skirt an issue or are considering themselves slick and able to fool others, even if what they are doing and their motives are easily understandable, I like to remind them that, “Even if your head is in the sand, that doesn’t mean that your butt isn’t showing.’ I like to help get people’s head out of the sand and make them confront what needs to be confronted. I like them to face what needs to […]
For More Reading about Accountability: A succinct, insightful, and valuable article I read awhile back on organizational accountability – and one I share here with you today – was written by Henry Browning, a senior faculty member at the Center for Creative Leadership. Titled, “7 Ways to Build Accountable Organizations,” the piece was published at the Forbes website on February 28, 2012. Here is a link to the story