How to Get Beyond Your First Assumption to Offer Growth Enhancing Accountability

  Recently I was presenting for an amazing group of Executive Directors on the topic of Accountability. We had time during the question period to explore some challenges that they were experiencing. One E.D. mentioned a new employee who was speaking to the person beside her throughout a meeting. This E.D. had made an assumption of the team member’s behaviour which resulted in strong feelings of frustration. Yet, the E.D. had not spoken directly to the employee. So what was really happening in this scenario? The story the E.D. created...

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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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