The Accountability Blog
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On a recent television interview, I was asked, what comes first, accountable organizations or accountable individuals? I believe that organizations that show a culture based on accountability or those organizations that have developed and have built themselves around a group of accountable individuals. It’s the individual accountability that comes together to create that culture with an organization that’s based on accountability. So how do we do that? Well I think you can nurture both. Not
I went to the gym to work out the other day and ran into a friend that I hadn’t seen in a while. His name is the same as mine, Sam We spoke for a few minutes and during our conversation a mutual friend’s name came up. Our friend Brian is extremely successful and I asked Sam his opinion as to why he thought Brian was so successful. We agreed that Brian was great at
We open the newspaper or a magazine or we read online all the time about people who are doing amazing things, they’re achieving at a high level, they are the next super achiever. Well, you can be the next super achiever if you had these things in place. First of all, know your strategic intent. Know what it is that you want to achieve because when you know what you want, it’s easier to figure
There are six things that every accountable leader must know if we’re going to be successful in what we’re trying to do. The first one is that, please know everyone is watching you. Everyone watches the leader; everyone looks to the leader to set the example. How do you dress, how do you act, how hard do you work, when do you show up, where do you park your car. As the leader, we need
There are three things that can erode your personal accountability and how you appear to others within the organization and in your personal life. The first is when your actions don’t align with your words. If you say you’re going to do something, then you need to do it. People need to know that you’re responsible. People need to know that you will come through, that you are accountable for the commitments that you’ve made.
Recently, two flights that were scheduled to land at Regan National around midnight had to abort their landing. They circled, regrouped and then were able to successfully land. What happened? Well, no air traffic controllers responded from the local tower. Was the door locked with the air traffic controller outside or did they fall asleep? No one really knows quite yet. But the airlines had a plan B. They were able to communicate with another
We all procrastinate at some point in time. We have deadlines and yet we wait to the last minute to finish a project. We want to be done by Friday but the task lingers on to the next week. It seems like sometimes the only time we get everything done by a specific deadline is when we are leaving on vacation. We procrastinate because we fear failure or because we fear dealing with certain people
“I’m not a quitter.” We’ve heard this battle cry before. But sometimes we need to be objective enough to evaluate our progress, our current position and the possibilities that lie ahead if we continue down the same path. Many times the true “winners” are those people who know when enough is enough, eliminate allocating valuable resources in a losing effort and move to a new direction that can be significantly more profitable. Learn three important
I had a fascinating interview with Scott Jordan of SCOTTEVEST. He shared insights on how he has achieved success in building his business. You’ll want to watch this and learn some of his innovative advertising ideas, how he has re-focused his brand for amazing success and to really get a feel for how a very successful person thinks about their business.