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The Truth Matters

Many people make the mistake of assuming that a commitment to truth simply means promising to tell the truth to other people. It is far more important to be able to tell yourself the truth. Telling yourself the truth must come first. If you can’t be honest to yourself, you can’t be honest to someone else. Telling yourself the truth isn’t something you do once and consider complete. It’s an ongoing process, something you commit

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A Question For The New Year

One of the questions I ask leaders — a question that sometimes makes them a little uncomfortable — is a fairly simple, direct one: Do you tell your people the truth? It’s a deeply relevant question, I think, as we approach the New Year. Forget, for a moment, whether you feel your people tell you the truth, or how you feel about it on those occasions when you can prove that they don’t. (That’s actually

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The Heart of Accountability

Having a heart for accountability produces a want to attitude for accountability. Listen as Sam shares a story about how having a heart for accountability can affect the world we live in.

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Accountability is All About Relationships

On the other hand … when there is a personal commitment to an “it’s all of us” relationship … when the leader does model that value, is personally committed to it, and makes sure it is a personal accountability to every person on the team… an amazing thing happens. Everyone on the team buys into “It’s all of us,” regardless of the role that individual plays … and every member of the team becomes accountable to every other member.

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This Is What Accountable Leadership Looks Like

The big takeaways here for leaders are: make good on your commitments to your customers and your employees; take appropriate action even when people you don’t employ make mistakes; and focus on always making decisions around what you say you believe and value.

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The Highest Form of Leadership

Accountability will always be the highest form of leadership. Listen as Sam shares how important this is, and how it affects those around us. The accountable leader will always be effective when this skill is applied.

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What Are You Focused On?

Making sure that we are focused on the right things is important for the accountable leader. Listen as Sam shares the importance of knowing where your focus is going, and how it affects the people you lead and serve.

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Transparency

Being transparent with the people we lead is important for the accountable leader! Listen as Sam shares on how we can learn and lean into being transparency.

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