Category Archive: Accountability

When People Lie About You and Other Wrongs Leaders Experience

Feeling wronged begins when you’re in diapers. Remember that look of betrayal your son or daughter gave you when they got their first shot in the doctor’s office. Things go downhill from there.… Continue reading

Incompetent Infants Aren’t Responsible to do Hard Things

Life without responsibility is easier than life with responsibility. Don’t seek management or leadership if fishing, video games, or playing golf are your greatest aspirations. Anyone who thinks responsibility is easy is irresponsible.… Continue reading

The Scientific Way to Increase Follow-Through from 35% to 91%

People who simply intend to do hard things fail about 65% of the time. Think about the last time you intended to have a tough conversation with a team member. Did you find… Continue reading

How Leaders are Made Wise and Why We Often Remain Foolish

“How often must I tell you that we are made wise not by the recollections of our past, but by the responsibilities of our future.” (Back to Methuselah, by George Bernard Shaw) Any… Continue reading

It’s Over – Now What

I heard people say they couldn’t wait for 2020 to be over. Sometimes I felt the same way. But it’s pathetic. 2020 is over. Things that were true last year are still true… Continue reading

Rethink Your New Year’s Resolution Before it’s too Late

You respect yourself less when you break commitments you make to yourself. New Year’s resolutions seduce us into decisions that undermine self-respect. Don’t like doesn’t work: You don’t like your weight. You hate… Continue reading