Ho Ho Ho or Bah Humbug?

  What choices are YOU planning to make over the holidays? As we approach the holiday period, each of us has a choice of how we choose to deal with the holiday stress: the shopping, the cooking, house guests and parties. The way we choose to behave is the one thing over which we have […]

What Distractions Do You Need to Eliminate?

If you’ve followed our blog, you know that we are huge University of Texas fans. During this Thanksgiving season, we are especially thankful for our football head coach, Charlie Strong. Why? He’s the perfect role model for Accountable Leadership. He started off the season warning fans not to expect a bowl game this year. Many […]

Fix the Culture!

How many CEO’s value the culture of their organizations as the main driver of the company’s success?  How many really take the time to define what the culture should be, cultivate it, nurture it, and the most difficult part, make sure all employees uphold it?  We’re talking way beyond posting Core Values on conference room […]


Think about it…for many of us, our moms were our first glimpse of an Accountable Leader. We ask a lot of people when they first learned about accountability and most tell stories of their childhood. My first lesson about accountability sticks with me to this day and yes, my mom was a huge part of […]

What Can Cricket Teach Us About Culture?

I know cricket isn’t high on most US sports lovers’ lists, but the England national team management recently faced a dilemma we often see in our consulting practice. It concerned a star batsman, Kevin Pietersen. Pietersen is one of world cricket’s most charismatic players, with great statistics, and capable of outstanding brilliance when in the […]

The Next Generation

Whose responsibility is it to prepare the next generation to be successful in whatever they hope to achieve?  Tough question – lots of people have a role to play.  Obviously a great deal of the responsibility lies with the individuals themselves.  Each individual has to have the desire to want something enough to strive for […]


                    We’ve been thinking a lot about choices lately.  We are not naïve enough to think that all choices are clear-cut or even voluntary.  We know that there are circumstances where they are not.    In some cases, of the choices offered, none is a jump-for-joy option.  […]

Strong on Accountability

Here in Austin, Texas all the buzz is about the University of Texas’s new football coach.  Charlie Strong is his name and you know what we like?  He’s “strong” on Accountability.  Yea!  Just what the Longhorns need! Yes, accountability is about to get real in the football program.  The culture needs to change and that […]

Is Accountability More Like Glue or Teflon at Your Organization?

If you know you and your employees have been lax about keeping to your company’s core values and you’re afraid of the lasting effects it could have on your company, Julie Miller and Brian Bedford explain how you can make accountability stick in 2014.                Austin, TX (December 2013)—As a leader at your organization, you […]

Culture Without Accountability – WTF? What’s The Fix? – Why we wrote this book

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