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Accountability is Leadership

At The Accountability Institute™ we get calls from leaders all the time. Many times, a leader calls to say they want help with their people; they want their people to be more accountable. As soon as we hear this, I know that there is an accountability problem and a workplace culture problem. But the problem is not what the leader thinks it is. The accountability problem and the workplace culture problem are not the people’s

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Employee Retention Starts Yesterday

If your workplace culture stinks, people will leave. If you have an amazing workplace culture, other organizations will try to steal your people. What kind of workplace culture do you have? What type of workplace culture do you want? What do you do? Employee Retention Starts With a Great Workplace Culture   Build a great workplace culture and start yesterday building the best possible relationships with all your people. I’ve seen this in action. A

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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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Love and Accountability

Working with leaders around the world affords me the opportunity to see up close what works and what does not when it comes to outstanding leadership. I have seen leaders who have built incredible organizations with amazing workplace culture. And, I have seen leaders who struggle to keep their best people, attract new employees, and build a sustainable workplace culture. Here is what I find is the common denominator of the most successful, most accountable,

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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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Spring Training Lesson: Accountable Leadership Means the Rookie Has a Voice

When I talk about accountability, a lot of leaders assume I’m talking about the team’s accountability to the leader. Actually, the whole process starts with the leader’s accountability and their ability to follow through on commitments to the team. One of the most important of those commitments is the leader’s commitment to make sure everyone feels safe in sharing insights and opinions…whether that’s someone who’s been with your organization for years, or someone who just

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What Is Accountability?

Everything we have been told about accountability is wrong. Accountability is not a way of doing. Accountability is a way of thinking. Specifically, it’s how we think about people.

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The Accountability PhD™

Committing to the success of others around you builds relationships and accountability. Your example of accountability will inspire accountability in others.

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For Accountable Leaders, Gratitude Is 365 Days a Year

We are all nearing the end of what has been a very difficult year. As the final days of that year approach, it seems appropriate to take just a few moments to talk about one of the most important, most inexhaustible traits of the accountable leader: gratitude.

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