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Boeing, the 737 Max, and the Accountability Challenge

What does accountable leadership, in both the public and private sectors, look like after a major disaster? We are in the process of finding out. Following two fatal crashes of its Boeing 737 Max jets earlier this year, the aviation giant Boeing has settled the first of multiple lawsuits from families who lost loved ones on those flights. According to Reuters, the families involved in the first settlement will each receive $1.2 million, in addition

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We The People

Business executives looking for a competitive advantage today, want their people to be accountable. The problem is that for some time now society has misunderstood what accountability really is.

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Artificial Intelligence Isn’t Accountable

Microsoft created Tay, an artificial intelligence (AI) based chatbot, to communicate through a twitter account. Tay learned from the people who chatted with it. The more conversation Tay encountered the smarter it got. The only problem is that in less than 24 hours Tay evolved into an anti-Semitic, racist member of the Internet community.

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Accountability … Keeping Your Commitments to People

It is easy to take our commitments for granted. We make commitments every day but many times we do not stop to think about the seriousness and the consequences that go along with these commitments.

It’s easy to say “yes” or agree to do something, but when it becomes time to perform we allow distractions to get in the way. We allow other offers to grab our attention. We allow personal gratification to supersede fulfilling the needs of other people. And, we can loose sight of the importance of just showing up for a friend or colleague.

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