4 Ways to Fix What’s Wrong with Accountability

The chief end of accountability is nudging people toward their potential by leveraging untapped talent. The secondary end of accountability is getting things done. Who you are comes before what you do. #1. Choose internal before external: Accountability that energizes people is helping them live up to their talent, values, and aspirations. Help people see who they might become. […]



Sudden Breakthroughs in Subtle Blind Spots

Successful leaders have the wonderful capacity to tragically misjudge themselves. We snicker or cringe at people who believe they’re great singers, when they can’t carry a tune. But, what if you’re that person? Truth be told, you have blind spots. The most common blind spot is believing others have them, but you don’t. Blind spots […]


Rethinkers Are Stinkers

One member of my team called my ability to rethink decisions frustrating. It drove him nuts. I thought it was the pursuit of excellence. Now I know it’s dangerous. Rethinkers lead sluggish organizations. When leaders are great at rethinking, decisions aren’t final. 4 dangers of rethinking: Foot dragging when decisions are unpopular. Just wait. Things […]