Category Archive: Accountability

When to Give Second Chances and When to Cut Someone Loose

Second chances are endorsements. Second chances are investments of personal collateral. Second chances strengthen relationships. Leaders – who don’t give second chances – waste potential. But give no patience to people who don’t… Continue reading

How to Respond to a Pestering Nagging Boss

I always hated people checking up on me. I felt insulted. I thought: Leave me alone. Get off my back. Mind your own business. Don’t you trust me? Have I disappointed you in… Continue reading

How to Hold People Accountable when You’d Rather Eat a Worm

12 reasons holding people accountable is distasteful: You naturally pick up the slack when someone falls behind. You aren’t accountable to your own responsibilities. (Like holding people accountable.) It’s hard to begin something… Continue reading

How Negative Impulse Triggers Positive Response

Negative impulses are useful when they produce positive results. Redirect negative impulses toward positive actions. Great achievements emerge when negative impulses trigger positive responses. #1. Anger – Openness: Stop resisting anger. Use it… Continue reading

The Dreamer’s Dilemma is Dissatisfaction

Constant dissatisfaction sucks the life out of frustrated Dreamers. You can’t find energy and fulfillment and live in constant dissatisfaction. You’re not a leader if nothing is ever good enough. You’re an unhappy… Continue reading

5 Small Habits that Reform Jerk-Holes

Defeat comes in tiny steps. Jerk-holes usually become jerks slowly. You show up five minutes late for a meeting, but no one says anything. You lose your temper and like a toddler having… Continue reading