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Stretch for Accountability Like Elon Musk

He’s worth $21 billion today, but 10 years ago, Elon Musk was flat broke.

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Owning It: Why It’s Time to Stop Renting Your Job

There are plenty of benefits to renting your home.

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Culture of Accountability or Culture of Fear?

In 2016, regulators fined the banking giant, Wells Fargo, $185 million for an illegal cross-selling scheme. Bank employees had created millions of fraudulent accounts, at the behest of managers, to hit lofty sales goals.

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The Buck Stops Here: A Lesson in Professional Accountability

At a conference last month, I sat next to a professionally dressed and extremely articulate young man who’d recently been hired as COO of a medical services company.

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Accountability Starts With Taking Responsibility for Your Actions

The other day I was in the kitchen making lunch, when the building shook. I immediately asked my colleagues in the back office if they were OK – as the accompanying loud “thud” I heard sounded like it came from their offices.

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The Real Secret to Happiness at Work

“You simply cannot craft a successful, rewarding and happy career or life if you don’t know yourself deeply, intimately and fearlessly.”

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Business/Career Goals: Change From Old School to New School Thinking

The way that businesses operate is changing in many ways. Concepts about effective leadership are changing, as is the prevalence of flex-time, shared jobs, working virtually from home, and the need to influence with or without authority based on...

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Are You Difficult to Work With? Understand Your Behavior to Change It

Earlier this month, I blogged about dealing with difficult people in the workplace.

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Would You Quit Your Job for $5,000?

When I first heard of this unusual Amazon practice -- offering employees $5,000 to quit their jobs -- I had to read it a second time to make sure I had it right. But, I did: Every year, Amazon offers workers in its distribution warehouses up to...

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Taking Ownership: Do You Pass The Google Test?

Would you pass the "Google Test?"

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Are You Waiting for the "Luck of the Irish" to Strike in Your Career?

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I hope all of you have the “luck of the Irish” today. And speaking of luck ...

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6 Rules to Conduct Yourself with Professionalism On Social Media Sites

In my previous post, I mentioned that any communication online has the potential to go viral.

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Valentine’s Day Reminder: It’s Important to Love Your Job, Too

Yes, it’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow.

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Attitude & Accountability Can Combine for Success -- Or Failure

Your attitude & personal accountability can combine for success -- or failure. Which do you choose?

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Who Needs Accountability? Only Those Who Want Success!

I just read an interesting article at one of my favorite sites, Forbes Woman. The title was The Top 5 Myths Of the Chronically Unsuccessful.

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Job Interview Tips: Questions About Learning from Mistakes

If you’ve done a lot of interviewing, you’ve likely already run across questions about your personality and character that are quite hard to answer. They are questions asked to tell the interviewer “inside information” about you, as opposed to...

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Is Vulnerability the New Accountability?

Isn’t it funny how new buzzwords come along every so often, and get everyone talking? I recently enjoyed an article on Forbes.com wherein the author posed the question, “Is it okay for leaders to show vulnerability?”

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Want a Competitive Advantage in Business? Start With Attitude

I've blogged about the topic of accountability before.

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Six Steps to Greater Accountability (Part 3 of 3)

This is the final part of my 3-part blog series on Accountability…

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Achieving the Goal & Accountability

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Root Cause of Success

Last week I talked about the Framework for Success, which starts with talking about what's working. The second step is to look at why things are working. We so often look for the root cause of problems, but it is also important to look at the...

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Framework for Success

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Be Open to Change & Engage Employees

I am speaking to an engineering organization next week. On my customer needs call, I heard over and over again that some of the senior leaders are unwilling to listen to the ideas of newer (and, in many cases, younger) employees.

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Customer Service Chaos on Vacation

My family (three generations) recently spent a week in Mexico at a resort on Riviera Maya, Grupo Vidanta in the Grand Luxx, where we are owners.

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Make the Choice

I got on a coaching call recently with someone that I’ve been working with for several months – immediately, I heard a difference in her voice. She was excited. She was in charge. She was moving forward.

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Accountability: 5 Keys to Manage Success

Last week, I presented a program in Arizona called “Accountability: 5 Keys to Manage Success (Yours & Others).”

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2009 Part One: Lessons Learned

It’s hard to believe that half of the year is over – not exactly a stellar year for most of us!

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The World's Not Fair ... What Are You Going to Do About It?

Things are sometimes shaky -- with the economy and with business. So, what are your choices: Give up or step up?

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