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 […]
October 14, 2014

YOU’RE NOT COMPETING WITH YOUR COMPETITION

This month we are discussing Chapter 6 of Gold Medal Strategies, “Great Teams Have a Real or Invented Enemy”. The whole chapter is about real or invented enemies. Enemies does not always have to be the competition. Read below for clarification and some 1980 Olympic Gold Medal insight. When I speak to groups, when I coach teamwork, I strongly emphasize the importance of having enemies—real or invented—and being on guard against their destructive potential. If you don’t see an enemy […]