Accountability

It Doesn’t Matter If Your Employees Like Their Job

It Doesn’t Matter If Your Employees Like Their Job

People may not care about the actual function of the organization, but they do care about how people speak to one another. They care about people being sensitive to one another’s feelings. They care about having their voice heard. They care about people respecting their time. They care about not having to listen to rude or off-color jokes. They care about the harm gossip creates. They care about the negative impact of favoritism and cliques.

Want To Be a Great Leader? Lower Your Bar

Want To Be a Great Leader? Lower Your Bar

This is not an article calling for you to put in place my guidelines to start your leadership journey. It’s a call for you, as a leader, to think, put your ego aside, and evaluate all the little things that could be improved about your team.

A Letter From My Father

A Letter From My Father

I pray I can be half the father to my children my father was to me. Please enjoy how a real Dad got it done.

You Hate the Cliché for Only One Reason: It’s True

You Hate the Cliché for Only One Reason: It’s True

Justifying bad behavior by blaming it on a circumstance or individual seems to be a popular, and sadly effective, way of escaping personal accountability today.

Emotional Leadership?

Emotional Leadership?

As leaders we can let our emotions inspire us to act, but we cannot act emotionally. Allowing the emotions that inspired you to act into your decision making or planning process will limit your objectivity and steer you away from being methodical and …. UN-emotional. And believe me, methodical and unemotional is where you need to be when you decide to plan, act, and ultimately find success.

Accountability Is Not a Zero-Sum Game

Accountability Is Not a Zero-Sum Game

Let’s cut to the chase. If, as a leader, you are asking how to hold someone accountable for bad performance after the fact, guess what? YOU failed. Time to figure out how to hold yourself accountable.

When We Meet a True Disruptor…. Or Should I Say Leader?

When We Meet a True Disruptor…. Or Should I Say Leader?

There are countless ways to describe leadership and leaders, so let’s get a little raw and discuss my favorite, “The Disruptor.” Leadership fires me up and disruptive leadership really fires me up. So, when I meet a disruptive leader, well, I get fired up. Today I’m fired up because I think I just met one on a podcast that I co-host. There’s a new company called Civil and it was founded by Matthew Iles. Matthew and Civil are taking on the journalism industry with words like blockchain, decentralization, honesty, and accountability. Most importantly, he doesn’t care what he’s up against.

Reflecting on September 11, 2001: If It’s Not Making The World A Better Place It Should Not Be Called “The New Normal”

Reflecting on September 11, 2001: If It’s Not Making The World A Better Place It Should Not Be Called “The New Normal”

Great leaders set guidelines and hold people accountable to those guidelines. Behavior in our country over the last several years to today has been leaderless and without guidelines or accountability. Outlandish behavior has been, and is being, justified at every turn by people of all colors, creeds, religions, and especially political affiliation.