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Accountability is about making sure that others are productive, and holding them accountable for doing their part to meet their objectives to make your organization successful.

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Fun Friday | Why don’t people return phone calls?

It’s remarkable that so few people return their phone calls on a timely basis. Why is that?

Are we just lazy? Too busy? Did I mention lazy? Don’t give a rip? “If it’s important, they’ll call back?”

 

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Are you eyeballin’ me? Of course not … not you. You return all your calls. Right?

Wanna think about all the time we invest in phone tag? Nah, me neither.

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Ok, let’s do it anyway. Talk about a time sink … keeping track of all those who …

  • don’t return the call,
  • are out of the office,
  • traveling,
  • on vacation,
  • sick,
  • already on the phone …

… what a bother, huh?

If you’re like me, you’ve probably got dozens of these floating around at any one time.

What if they don’t return phone calls at all?

Keep reading if you need a few more reasons to NOT return phone calls

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The 7 Key Attributes of Successful New Leaders

Consider these 7 Key Attributes of Successful New Leaders to give yourself a running start.

Existing leaders will also benefit from reading along and making course corrections where necessary.

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A number of my clients and colleagues have recently ascended to greater positions of leadership at the top ranks of their companies. There’s suddenly even more to do, but have you paused long enough to consider how you should start?

Do you need to do anything differently?

1. Credibility is Foremost

Without it, you’ll look over your shoulder and find no one there. You need to do it by being committed to learning, being humble about what you don’t know and proving to your team that you’re building a transparent and collaborative organization — and they are a critical part of it.

Roll up your sleeves and learn before barking out orders.

Make sure you don’t miss any of these 7 Attributes

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The 8 Most Powerful Letters in Your Productivity Toolkit | Video

Just when I thought we had covered the waterfront with respect to accountability, I’m reminded of the linchpin of true accountability – the very simple concept of FOLLOW UP.

During my conversations with CEOs, I’m repeatedly reminded of how remarkably little attention is paid to this simple concept.

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Why do we ignore follow up?

It seems so obvious I wonder why I’m writing about it … and yet, routine follow up is often ignored in the hustle for the next opportunity or when there just isn’t another finger to put in the dike.

This isn’t a new problem and it stretches across all of the aspects of our lives. Five years ago, the New York Times even lamented about the lapse in our social manners reflected by people’s failure to respond to RSVP invitations, much of which I’d chalk up to this follow up laxity.

It’s a process that is halfheartedly pursued by so many that it’s no wonder so few things get done on time – or at all.

We expect the other person to get it done

There are a number of reasons for this you may recognize in yourself.

Don’t miss the video & the 7 Simple Steps to create a powerful Follow Up routine

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What do people see when they look in your window?

The 8 Most Powerful Letters in Your Productivity Toolkit

Do people see exactly what you want them to see when they look in your window?I’m sure we can agree on this: You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. Back when I was a bank teller …. Just after the dinosaurs became extinct at the end of the Cretaceous Period, my…

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There is No Satisfactory Substitute for Excellence.

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The Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing but The Truth

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The “Truth Will Set You Free” has been uttered by thousands, but maybe only a few really believe it and tell it faithfully.That’s the mantra at Exkalibur.com and we’re sticking to it. Big Time. All the Time. Here’s why. What are we doing at Exkalibur and how is that going to help you? Great question….

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There’s Only One Reason You Keep Making the Same Mistakes. Repeatedly.

There's Only One Reason You Keep Making the Same Mistakes. Repeatedly.

The Resistance is relentless and we have reasons galore for not accomplishing our goals.What is the common thread among all of the excuses reasons we use to rationalize our misses? Déjà vu all over again?  How often have you heard one of these phrases banging against your skull  … “Haven’t we been here before?” … “Didn’t we already solve this problem?” … “Why does…

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