There are a lot of leaders and aspiring leaders who hear me talk about accountable leadership, and who really want to make accountability a reality in their lives and in their workplace, but find that they can’t. Typically, this is either because there is someone above them in the hierarchy who simply isn’t receptive to the idea of true accountability coming from the top … or because the person at the top doesn’t even realize
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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
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.
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.