Category Archive: Accountability

4 Questions in 4 Days That Strengthen Teams and Elevate Performance – Pt. 2

The tyranny of the urgent sucks the life out of your best self. You get lost in results. People are tools. Relationships become burdens.   Today’s question: How do you want to show… Continue reading

How to Create the Perfect Organizational Culture

The future of organizations is determined by the ways we choose to relate to each other. Imagine: It helps to know where you want to go before you start down the path. Imagine an… Continue reading

How to be Tough When You Prefer Being Kind

Stress increases when leaders can’t bring kind and tough together. Kind without tough makes you a pushover. Tough without kind makes you a jerk. Accountability is candy to some leaders. It’s easy for… Continue reading

When Compassion Harms

Supporting people who drift encourages drifting and de-motivates high achievers. Leaders who won’t challenge people harm them. Yes, challenging can go too far. But support is most meaningful when people are stretching themselves.… Continue reading

How to Confront Situations You Should Have Dealt with Sooner

If you think it’s difficult to have a tough conversation today, waiting makes it worse. Time makes elephants fat, complacent, and harder to confront. Patience: It’s not patient to tolerate poor performance. It’s… Continue reading

How to Succeed with Mules in a Beauty Pageant

Mules come in many forms. Some are loud, opinionated, and adversarial. A pleasant mule is stubborn in a beauty queen’s skin. Beauty queen mules are more dangerous than conspicuous resistance. You end up… Continue reading