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Accountability

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.

Please check out the Featured Articles from our Accountability Library to get you started.

Do You Have What It Takes to be an Effective Leader?

What Would We Get If We Asked Everyone Who Writes About Leadership To Offer Up A Definition?

Probably need a new wing in the library of congress, don’t you think?

IS IT POSSIBLE TO DEFINE LEADERSHIP?

For some, it’s everything and anything that has to do with influencing others.

It’s communication.

It’s achieving accountability.

For others, it’s a body of work built around values and character and timeless qualities of integrity, passion, respect, et. al.

Do you have a definition that works for you?

HOW IMPORTANT IS R.E.S.P.E.C.T TO BEING AN EFFECTIVE LEADER?

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Monday’s Quote of the Week: August 14, 2017

Respect is not only owed to everyone regardless of rank, but it is the cornerstone of Leadership Growth. That’s why Exkalibur University is happy to announce its upcoming online course, R.E.S.P.E.C.T. – 7 Remarkably Simple Steps to Earn Respect.

It will begin in early September as the first release in the Leadership Development curriculum at Exkalibur University.

Stay tuned for more details coming very soon.

Question: What are you going to do TODAY to earn the respect of your teammates?

Hop on over to our Facebook Page to leave your comment or question. I visit it every day and look forward to hearing from you and expanding our discussion of these ideas and concepts.

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If Mom & Dad Were Watching … Would You Be Proud of the Culture You’re Creating?

What happened to all of the simple lessons your parents taught you?

You Don’t Want to be This Week’s Whipping Boy

Today’s whipping boy is Uber, but if you’re not paying close attention, your turn could be just around the corner.

In just the last few years, several surveys have identified culture and engagement as the #1 challenge around the world, with this startling statistic:

“… only 12 percent (of the survey respondents) believe their organizations are excellent at effectively driving the desired culture.”

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Are Your Common Practices Really “Best Practices”?

How often have you found yourself examining a common practice in your organization, shaking your head and wondering, “Who Set Up This Crazy Procedure?”

How do our Common Practices become so much different from Best Practices?

I’m always fascinated by the breadth and depth of professional sports analytics these days. You only have to watch a few TV sports events to see some of the remarkable statistics and tracking data that’s collected and graphically displayed in real time.

What they teach you … and what directly applies to your own organization … is that by thoughtfully considering currently available data, you may discover that what you’re doing every day no longer represents Best Practices.

How Do We Shake Things Up?

Sports data provides some powerful examples of this phenomenon. It is more visually compelling and demonstrates how easily we can become complacent, completely ignoring the data.

When you consider, How can you make sure that Common Practices are always Best Practices?, you’ll see how certain common decisions made by football coaches, for example, are inconsistent with the data. Likewise, current penalty kick strategies in soccer.

Get Off the Easy Road and Examine the Data

Collecting and analyzing data in the world of professional sports has surpassed what many of us find in our organizations … but it doesn’t have to be that way.

Make time to take a thorough look at your Common Practices and make sure you’re actually following Best Practices supported by the latest data.

Go get ’em, Coach. Make the right call.

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Would you listen to the Most Beautiful Woman in the World?

Would you listen to the Most Beautiful Woman in the World?

I you’d look, but would you really listen?


Sticks & Stones? Are You Sure Words Never Hurt You?

It’s been several years since I wrote this original article, but with the onslaught of the Internet … the 2 Billion Facebook users posting about every conceivable issue … and many which aren’t … you sensitivity to what people say about you might need a booster shot.

Our usual response is that it’s none of THEIR business, but as you’ll learn from the Most Beautiful Woman in the World, it’s really none of YOUR business.

This simple concept will help you keep the invisible critics off the battlefield, so get your booster shot in just a few minutes to strengthen your resolve.

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