Category Archive: Accountability

Why Return to the Office if You Can Do Your Job at Home

Only 10% of the people who can do their jobs at home want to go to the office five days a week. About 50% of the current workforce can do their jobs from… Continue reading

How to Get Useful Feedback from Liars

People lie to leaders. Usually it’s not malicious, but it’s always unhelpful. Team members who aspire to get along or get ahead… Soften criticism. Deflect tough answers. Over-state compliments. Authority corrupts interactions. If… Continue reading

4 Reasons People Take Ownership That are Easy to Identify

“I’m concerned this one is going to fail,” my predecessor said. He set me up for success, except for one looming project. I was stepping into a new leadership role. I sweat bullets… Continue reading

Blame: It’s E. B. White’s Fault

I slept late this morning. I slept late partly because my friend is vacationing in St. Martin. I slept late partly because our granddaughters started school and I didn’t. But mostly, E.B. White… Continue reading

6 Relationships that Cause you to Overcommit

I woke up late this morning. It caused me to reflect on the reason I get up in the first place. Commitments came to mind. Every commitment is a limitation. Sleeping late and… Continue reading

Dear Dan: I Never Do Enough

Dear Dan, I am struggling at the moment with one team member. It feels like I do so much for her and it’s never enough. I provided so much positive feedback and when… Continue reading