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Tag: Accountable Leader

Are You Accountable To or Accountable For?

My wife’s parents were over for dinner the other night. Renee cooked a nice meal, we had a great time together and after sitting around for a while to talk after dinner I drove them home. Along with Renee’s brother and his wife we look after them, we help them balance their check book and we make sure they have the care necessary to be both comfortable and safe. We do the same for my

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The Biggest Leadership Myth

One of the major challenges in our society today is that people are trying to make leadership all about themselves. They think, “Oh – I’m the leader now. That means I get a special parking place.” Or: “I’m the leader now. I get to use the corporate jet.” Or: “I’m the leader now. I get to treat people however I want.” This way of thinking is rampant. Being a great leader means you are focused on the growth, success and wellbeing of the people you lead. Never lose focus on that.

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Leaders Set the Tone

Leaders are like music. They have the ability to affect our lives in ways we never stop to think about. They have the power to shape our lives for success or failure. We always remember when we were led by a great leader.

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Accountability Flows From the Top

Second only to its people, the culture is the most important asset an organization has. The values are determined by the leader which shapes the culture and environment that produces a successful positive climate to work. Whatever the leader tolerates in the culture will become the norm.

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Leaders Help People Be Accountable

When you help someone be accountable both parties benefit. When you hold someone accountable it’s one-sided. When you help someone be accountable you get a result and through the experience the person grows.

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We The People

Accountability is always about the people. Discover the connection to valuing people and being accountable.

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Accountability Cannot Exist When Honesty Does Not

If we don’t demand the truth we cannot also expect accountability to be present. When we stop setting the expatiation of honesty chaos presents itself. It may not be popular or easy to confront someone but settling for anything less than the absolute and compete truth creates a culture where anything goes.

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Don’t Hold People Accountable!

All to often we hear someone say, “You have to hold them accountable.” Or we hear a leader say, “I’m going to hold you accountable.” The truth is that it should never be about holding people accountable. We, as leaders, should be helping people be accountable. There is a big difference between the two.

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Finding Your Peace

Why are some organizations such frantic places to work and others calm, peaceful and highly productive? Ultimately it comes down to one thing.

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