August 5, 2014

ACCOUNTABILITY IS A TWO-WAY STREET

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.
August 5, 2014

PULL POTENTIAL OUT OF PEOPLE

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 […]
August 5, 2014

7 WAYS TO BUILD ACCOUNTABLE ORGANIZATIONS

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
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 […]