Tag: Accountability

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The Alternative to Fixing Poor Performance

The Alternative to Fixing Poor Performance

One approach to fixing people or their behaviors is the “carrot and the stick.” While this may yield short term results, they aren’t sustainable. Why? Because this approach keeps you on the hook for their compliance, rather than empowering them to take ownership over their own behavior and results. In fact, if you are feeling [...]

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Leading the Way in Trust

Leading the Way in Trust

Trust is one of those things we intuitively know makes a difference in our effectiveness and even the bottom line.  It can be a lot harder, though, to actually show the return on investment of being a trustworthy business.  And make no mistake about it - building trustworthy business practices and doing what it takes [...]

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Why We Don’t Ask and Why We Should Anyway

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Amanda Palmer ran one of the most successful crowd funding campaigns ever to raise money to support her music.  The record company was not satisfied with her results with only 25,000 units sold, so to keep pursuing her art she took matters into her own hands.  She set out to raise $100,000.  She raised $1.1 [...]

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How to Keep Promises to Yourself Part 2

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Are you one of those people who do a great job keeping your commitments to others, but have a hard time keeping commitments to yourself?  Perhaps you don't struggle with this, but you likely know someone who does.  This is a big problem for a lot of people. One of the most common recommendations by [...]

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Accountability Is Not About Justice

The very idea of holding someone to account tends to make people bristle with apprehension and fear regardless of whether they are the one holding or the one being held to account.  We seem to have developed a belief that the purpose of holding someone to account is to make sure they know they did [...]

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