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 […]

Moms

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 […]

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 […]

Choices

                    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 […]