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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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With Great Power

We are accountable to keep our commitments to people. Accountability always involves people and relationships. How we see people will determine if we are accountable to them.

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Two Minutes Late

When we stop judging others and start working on ourselves then we position ourselves to better serve the people around us and be accountable to them.

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Accountability in The Post-Truth World

An elected official on national television blatantly denies something when asked, only to have to backtrack the next day as the truth comes out. Another elected official has over 70% of their statements documented as “not true”. Social media outlets overflow with false news. Does the truth not matter to anyone anymore? Can accountability exist in our post-truth world?

Do we not know we’re being lied to or do we just not care? Recently when I mentioned the amount of lies produced by one candidate the person I was speaking with said, “I just think that all politicians lie. That’s just the way it is.”

If enough people lie, then it’s okay?

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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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Stop Worrying About Everybody Else’s Accountability and Focus on Your Own

We hear it all the time. “I want my kids to be more accountable.” “I wish my people would be more accountable.” “They should be more accountable.” We tend to focus on our need for the people around us to be accountable. The truth is that only when we choose to be accountable will the people in our personal and professional lives be accountable.

All too often we want in others what we don’t have in ourselves. Accountability is no different.

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