Archive for August, 2010

holding a higher standard for personal accountability

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Accountability1 I was reading a blogpost recently that spoke to the issue of accountability, specifically on the leaders responsibility to hold people accountable for what they said they would do.

I was disappointed....

While there is truth in the old adage that "people will do what they know gets checked", I'm not sure if that equates to people being accountable.  More often than not it becomes more about fear-based motivation rather than accountability...

While that    Read More

why can’t everyone just play nice?

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Conflictmanagement Undoubtedly one of the greatest challenges (and the greatest downfalls for many) in the work environment is dealing with conflict...and, unfortunately, it's an area in which most lessons are learned posthumously (in other words, AFTER the damage has been done).

Yep. Been there, done that.

If you wish everyone would just "play nice", think again.  While not all workplace conflict is good, some conflict is actually necessary to push the organization past it's own boundaries.  How boring (and limited) would an organization be if    Read More