How many times have you heard somebody say “we're not holding our people accountable” or “we need to hold them accountable”?
Yeah, I've heard it too. And unfortunately, I've actually said it.
I have been in leadership and leadership development for over 44 years and I have found that accountability is that one thing that we very often want for other people, but we seldom if ever actually want it for ourselves.Read More
Did you know that accountability is the most difficult word in the English language?
I learned that recently from my friend Sam Silverstein, the author of No More Excuses -- The Five Accountabilities for Personal and Organizational Growth.Read More
A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could. ~ Zig Ziglar
“One of the greatest values of mentors is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their destination.” — John C. Maxwell
Many years ago, I attended a funeral of a long-time friend. Wynon was a character in every sense and attracted great things and great people to her. She was always encouraging, always had a smile, and was always willing to offer a helping hand.Read More
Whether you think of yourself as average or as successful, you are blind to some of the things that are holding you back from the success you desire.
This Greek soldier and philosopher, Archilochus, said that over 2,600 years ago and is still true today. I believe one can include practices, paradigms, habits, etc., in that. Whatever level of our training, practices, thinking, habits, we fall to that.Read More
The great Earl Nightingale, speaking to us in The Strangest Secret, tells us the opposite of courage is not cowardice. It’s conformity. That is, people acting like everyone else without knowing why other than everyone else is doing it or it’s what they think they are supposed to do, and they are still doing it without knowing where they are going or why.Read More