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Leaders must apply these principles to themselves and to their organizations. Intervention, itself, is risky. Leaving the team to figure things out for itself is important, but it can also be a way of shirking leadership responsibility.
Try to fulfill this checklist of leadership characteristics:
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How do you know a problem when you see it? The most dangerous unresolved problems organizations face are: Poor communication, people development, empowerment, misalignment, entitlement, work and personal life imbalance, poor performance, senior management development, and cross-functional str...
People who are imbued with a spirit of accountability will:
People in an organization who see a problem and take responsibility for fixing it are golden. People who reject accountability do nothing. If you have ever seen yourself as the victim of a terrible injustice, reflect on that experience and ask yourself:
It’s a lot easier to preach accountability than to practice it.
Accountability is, if not a magic solution to everything, certainly a solution to many things. Business books are full of examples of companies that hit serious difficulties because people refused to take the steps to accountab...
To discern when you or your organization are slipping below the line between achievement and a dead-end, ask yourself:
At many organizations, “accountability” really means “blame.”
People only hear about accountability when something sinks, blows up or crashes. When everything is great, no one asks who’s accountable for the success. It is a personal choice to rise above one’s circumstances and demonstrate ...
When people lack courage – think of the timid lion in The Wizard of Oz – they don’t fail to see problems; they deliberately refuse to see problems out of fear. What they can’t see, they can’t solve. Therefore, in their cowardly minds, they are not responsible or accountable. Now, think how laugha...
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Forget about the 12 month year and instead focus on the 12 Week Year. Why? Because you can get more done in 12 weeks than in 12 months with the right mindset, goals, and strategy.
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The Saul Syndrome is based on a biblical character named King Saul who crumbled because of his lack of character and integrity. And because of his pride, he disobeyed the Lord's command. Saul’s ability to lead outpaced his character. His skills were greater than his integrity.
Investors don’t seem to care so much about a company’s assets or how much money it makes in the present, they're most interested in seeing growth. But after the core business matures, growth usually plateaus. This is the time to work on new growth opportunities, ...
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