Category Archive: Accountability

How to Deal with Details for Leaders Who Hate Details

Wrapping gifts sucks the life out of me. Before I wrap, I dread it. While I wrap, I hate it. All I think about is being done with it. The details drain me.… Continue reading

Christmas, Deadlines, and Procrastination

Christmas is a deadline that can’t be postponed. 4 benefits of deadlines: Focus. Urgency. Decisiveness. Action. Deadlines don’t work when goals don’t capture hearts and minds. December 25 is just another day if… Continue reading

How to Stop Wasting Time in One-on-Ones

Unfocused spontaneity ends in triviality. A squirrel on steroids chases every nut, but gets none. Schedule things that matter most or things that matter least will replace them. Don’t spend a little time… Continue reading

The Two Biggest Lies Leaders Believe

Teams suffer when leaders believe lies. Most people won’t speak up when you’re convinced lies are truths. The worst lies leaders believe are the ones they tell themselves. The two biggest lies leaders… Continue reading

The Path From Empathy to Accountability

The ability to manage schedules, operate machines, or take someone’s temperature has nothing to do with leading. The challenges of leadership are human, not technical. Highly skilled people get promoted to leadership because… Continue reading

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