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Accountability Means “It’s All of Us” in the Larger World

The commitment I call “it’s all of us” has a certain distinctive “look and feel” whenever a true leader lives it and leads with it. There are lots of different words leaders can use in demonstrating their accountability to this commitment, and there are lots of different actions they can take, but every time this idea is put into practice as a leadership principle, it Inspires people by sending a simple, powerful message via word

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Beyond Superman: Accountable Leadership Is Interdependent Leadership

One of the traps we sometimes fall into as leaders is imagining that we are not dependent on anyone else. We convince ourselves that we alone are capable of securing the outcomes that lead to whatever we define as “success.” We may even convince ourselves that we as individuals are more indispensable than anyone else on the team…and that we, therefore, matter more than the team matters. In reality, the team comes first! All human

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Stick It Out or Check Out

Glenn Frey’s recent death brings to end an era of intriguing relationships, amazing collaboration and incredible rock and roll. As one of the founding members of The Eagles, Glenn Frey and Don Henley formed a song writing and performing team that created some of the most iconic music of our times. Like many relationships, they had their challenges. Actually, they had serious struggles. When the band broke up and each went “solo” they continued to

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Creating Alliances

An alliance is a powerful tool. German auto giant Daimler recently confirmed that it is joining the Nissan-Renault alliance. With all three carmakers taking small stakes in each other, the aim is to combine resources, to drive up volumes and create more economies of scale. The three carmakers said the deal would increase competitiveness of all partners, create a substantial increase in volume, lead to economies of scale, cost sharing and development. Do you look

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Be A Great Teammate

Butler University made it to the championship game of the NCAA Basketball Tournament and almost won the whole tournament. What really impressed me was the way that Butler University coach, Brad Stevens communicated with his team. In the locker room, before the game, he said six words I’ll never forget. “Be a great teammate. Be accountable.”  What a powerful concept. Be a great teammate. In other words, support the other people around you. Be part

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