The Accountability Blog

Month: July 2020

Policing in America: The Accountability Crisis

Let’s talk about accountability in law enforcement and community policing. A few years back, in the aftermath of the death of Michael Brown at the hands of a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, I made a point of visiting Ferguson while the protests there were going on. I wanted to connect person-to-person with some of the people in the community there. One of the gentlemen I talked to was a teacher in one of the

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The George Floyd Moment: An Accountability Revolution

The protests following the death of George Floyd, an African-American man killed by police during an arrest in Minneapolis in May, have led to a national moment of reckoning on the issue of police misconduct. Floyd’s death has also led to a moment of reckoning on the larger issue of discrimination in American society…and, I believe, to a moment of reckoning on the subject of accountable leadership.

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Corporate Culture: Accountability Means Acting on What You Stand For

How do you build an accountable corporate culture? Microsoft just gave us all a lesson. If you go to Microsoft’s website and take a look at their corporate values, you will come across this powerful sentence: We recognize privacy as a fundamental human right. Inspiring…but there is a potential problem. Just posting those words is not enough to build or sustain a corporate culture that features commitments that support this value. That takes more than

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