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How Accountable Leaders Transform Workplace Culture

Accountability is the cornerstone of effective leadership, and accountable leaders are the driving force behind building a better organizational culture. In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, where workplace culture plays a pivotal role in attracting and retaining top talent, fostering innovation, and achieving sustainable success, accountability is the key differentiator. Let’s explore how accountable leaders shape and enhance workplace culture, highlighting the questions they ask and the concrete steps they take to create a culture

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Open Your Eyes – See Your Workplace Culture

What is going on in your workplace culture? Do you see what is happening in your workplace culture? Is your workplace culture a culture by design, meaning that you created it to provide a specific experience for your people. Or is your workplace culture a culture by default, meaning that anything goes within the confines of your organization. Recently the head coach of Northwestern University was fired because of hazing that was going on in

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Accountability is the Answer to the Great Resignation

The Great Resignation is in full swing. People are quitting their jobs. It is rampant. But it is important to understand that people, for the most part, are not retiring. People are resigning from companies where they do not feel like they belong. They are resigning where they do not feel valued. They are resigning where they do not connect to the organization’s mission. They are resigning when they are not connected to a group

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The Accountable Leader is Never a Bully

When the headline reads, “Everyone is afraid of him,” that is not a good sign. This tells you that accountability is non-existent. And, you probably also know that engagement, creativity, communication, and ultimately productivity are only shadows of what they could be. With a lack of accountability from leadership to the people, accountability will never exist from the people to leadership. One of the Ten Commitments of Accountability is, “I Am Accountable to Create a

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A Leadership Accountability Check at Amazon

Amazon is in the news again, and not for a good reason. A recent report from Reuters says a trove of documents examined by reporters confirms the on-line retail giant “stoked sales of Amazon private-brand offerings by rigging Amazon’s search results so that the company’s products would appear…‘in the first 2 or three search results’“ for customers on Amazon.in, its Indian e-commerce site. This despite sworn testimony before the US Congress from senior Amazon executives,

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Building an Accountable Workplace Culture

One of the most common questions I hear from leaders is: How do we build an accountable workplace culture? The answer is simple…  but it is not easy. In fact, the answer to this question gives us a textbook example of why simple principles often take immense amounts of time, energy, and effort to implement. The simple answer is as follows. To build an accountable workplace culture, you first design it. How do you design

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Accountable Leaders Learn to Spot Cultural Drift

What if the culture you designed for your company isn’t the culture your people are actually living? A client of mine recently told me, “I know in my heart that fundamentally we have a great culture at our company… but lately, I feel like something is off, and I can’t quite put my finger on what it is.” I said, “Does it feel like you’re not quite hitting the bulls-eye that you used to hit

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This Is What Accountable Leadership Looks Like

You may have seen the video that went viral about a luggage handler recklessly throwing passenger bags around at Manchester Airport in England. If you didn’t, here’s a look. The flight’s passengers (and plenty of others) were furious at the sight of the bags being tossed right through the baggage cart, and rightly so. In a world where there are many, many accounts of customer sharing (valid) complaints about their flying experiences, I was reluctant

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No Voice…No Accountability

Houston Astros owner and chairman Jim Crane fired the team’s manager and general manager after Major League Baseball found the Astros illegally created a system the sole and communicated the opposing teams’ pitching signs during their 2017 championship season. Accountability was lacking on the side of those fired but the owner showed his accountability immediately.

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