The First Step to Team Accountability

Every leader wants to have a team who hold themselves and one another accountable. Such a team is easy to manage because in many ways they manage themselves. They take personal responsibility. More importantly, if given clear direction, the accountable team produces. The individuals take responsibility for themselves and keep one another on track. The Read More …

Building Credibility

Leadership starts with trust. If your people don’t trust you then you aren’t leading them. Pushing them maybe, but to lead you must have people willingly following you and that simply doesn’t happen without trust. There are a number of things required to build trust but one of the main ones is credibility. You must Read More …

I Don’t Want to be Micromanaged

I believe that PR (Personal Responsibility) is the solution to all problems organization’s face. Think about it, what would your organization’s results look like if every employee (and I mean everyone) was personally responsible for goals, and their own actions? Every employee understanding PR is easier said than done. PR comes from accountability. In order Read More …

Be the Boss of You!

There are some people who just cannot work for someone else. I am one of them. When I was a young child my favorite two things to say were “you’re not the boss of me” and “i’m the boss!” This behavior style makes it difficult to work for someone as an adult so that is Read More …

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team – Part Five

This is the fifth post in my series on “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team” by Patrick Lencioni.  I am discussing the fifth dysfunction. Read about the first four dysfunctions:  Absence of Trust, Fear of Conflict, Lack of Commitment, and Avoidance of Accountability. Inattention to Results is Patrick Lencioni’s fifth dysfunction. The fifth dysfunction builds upon Read More …

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team – Part Four

This is the fourth post in my series on “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team” by Patrick Lencioni.  I am discussing the fourth dysfunction. Read about the first three dysfunctions:  Absence of Trust, Fear of Conflict and Lack of Commitment. Patrick Lencioni’s fourth dysfunction, Avoidance of Accountability, was my favorite to read about. I often think in Read More …

Texas Conference for Women: Am I the Problem?

Today’s blog post by Amber Fogarty is the fourth in our series about the 2013 Texas Conference for Women. Make sure to check out the first, second, andthird blogs in the series. Come back next Tuesday to read the next blog in this series! One of the sessions I attended at the Texas Conference for Women was called Winning from Within, and it Read More …

Leaders Measure Performance

Leaders recognize the importance of measuring performance because they understand this indisputable fact: When performance is measured, performance improves. This is true for measuring our own performance, as well as the performance of those we lead. It can be easier to focus on others, however, when perhaps what we most need is to take an Read More …

Sometimes Leaders Let You Down

There are so many examples of well-known leaders who let people down. The media jumps at every opportunity to tell us these stories, and they’ve become all too familiar. However, the purpose of today’s post is to encourage you to think about how you respond when the leaders in your life let you down. I’m Read More …