The Art of Accountability

Are you afraid to confront “them” about how they are underperforming and what they “must” do to improve? When thought of in this way, accountability becomes something to avoid and put off.

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Let’s Keep the Ball Rolling this Summer

It is official, summer is really here! While we talk about spring fever, we don’t have a name for the challenges that can arise when the warm weather, beaches and outdoors call us during these summer months yet they often impact how we work. We all know that more vacation time is taken in the summer months and that projects and deliverables still need to happen; so here are a few tips on managing those projects and keeping that ball rolling forward: Ensure that time is taken to communicate all aspects of the current deliverables with all...

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Use the 5-Second Rule and Move Mountains

In order to push through the brain’s resistance to change or lack of motivation, you simply countdown backwards from 5 to 1. It’s as simple as 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1 – GO! And take action!

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Celebrate Good Times

As we begin the business year of 2017, it’s time to reflect on what has worked in 2016!

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The Power of Transparency

Transparency is desired by employees and feared by management. There is a belief that being vulnerable, stating our goals or challenges to others will result in embarrassment or lack of respect from employees. The opposite is actually true. Why do we say that goals are important to write down? It’s simple – if we fail to document our goals we tend to lose sight of them. The same is true for transparency. Recently I attended an event where David Scott-Thomas of the Speed River Track and Field Club spoke and was impressed by how he used...

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