Aliens, Bill Cosby and Donald Trump

Do you remember the old joke – if aliens were to come to earth and watch dog owners following their dogs around picking up their “deposits” they would think that dogs must rule our planet? Well, we’ve been wondering lately what aliens would think if they landed now and saw what was going on. First […]

Charleston: Forgiveness versus Retaliation

  In this blog, we’ve always been reluctant to dip our toes into the murky pools occupied by the issues of race, guns and politics, but after the events of these last few days in Charleston, we feel compelled to make an exception. Since we have a global audience, we want to make sure everyone […]

Footballs, Ice Cream & the Mighty Dollar

Well, here we go again.  Call us crazy, but we keep expecting accountability to change or at least hoping people will learn from prior mistakes and make a better decision the next time around.  The investigation into the New England Patriots football deflategate fiasco is still ongoing.  In a letter from the NFL’s Executive VP […]

Perceptions & Reputations

Can peoples’ actions influence our perceptions? Can someone have a reputation that makes you give them some slack when you hear a news story about them? And others, at the mere mention of their name, you say, “What have they done now?” Recently, we’ve had some interesting stories to think about. When the whole “deflate-gate” […]

Accountability Heroes and Zeros of 2014

We thought it might be interesting to look back at 2014 and see who and what stood out – either as highlights or as lowlights in the area of accountability. Sadly, it is not difficult to find the lowlights – really, we could ask you right now and we bet you could rattle off 3 […]

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 […]

Can You Change the Culture with the Same People in Place?

Much of our work as international consultants concerns business culture. Sometimes we’re asked by companies to establish and align a new culture to support the strategic direction of the business; and sometimes we’re asked to help change the culture of a business, because the CEO and the leadership team believe that the existing culture is […]

Culture Without Accountability Wins Small Business Book Awards

                      Culture Without Accountability – WTF?  What’s The Fix? Is Named a Winner in the 2014 Small Business Book Awards Cleveland, OH, June 15, 2014 – Culture Without Accountability – WTF?  What’s The Fix? has been named a Winner in the 2014 Small Business Book […]

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 […]