Professional service experts who walk us through the fine print of contracts and agreements we enter into demonstrate a valuable high-performance attribute.
It’s about two weeks before school starts again for my high school-aged children. A while back I posted that I learned 15 lessons from a five-day orchestra field trip I chaperoned for one of my daughter’s. This is lesson five.
In a recent seminar a participant whose CEO was in the room asked me this question: “What if my work product, including meeting a deadline depends on the work of someone who reports directly to the CEO and that person never provides me with what I need on time and he is not held accountable?”
I just received what is probably my four thousandth “time management” course offering announcement in my 25-year professional career history.
For some, a clear-cut “off with their heads!” – is the reaction as the Murdoch empire’s loose thread is pulled to reveal atrocious practices in what Rupert Murdoch has referred to as only one percent of his 53,000 or so employees across his many business operations.
This is one of my favorite TED talks. I think being personally accountable is the same as being remarkable. Demonstrating personal accountability is so rare these days, especially at the leadership level of pretty much everything.
Why questions about a demonstrated ability to hold others accountable are critical in the interview process:
Todd Herman is quickly becoming a voice for all that is right in business. To do that he has to be brave. And as I have gotten to know him in CPA (Certified Public Accountant) world, I see the risks he takes.
This is the fourth of “15 Lessons Learned From Chaperoning a High School Orchestra Field Trip.”
Lesson Four is a simple lesson: learn names.
The leader of a multi-million dollar division of a publicly traded organization says it has been years since the division has achieved its strategically planned targets. He learns about accountability in the model I teach and loves it.
Teenagers fascinate me. They are interesting and engaged in day-to-day life in a world I tend not to see until I engage them in conversation or listen to what they are talking about.
I HAD to comment on this New York Times article so I did with the following NY Times comment post: