Lame Decisions and Tarnished Reputations

        What is so hard about doing the right thing?  Why is it so difficult for some leaders to make decisions when the answer seems so obvious to the rest of us?  Why does it take advertisers to pull their support and public outrage to help get to what should have been […]

Does Your Culture Entice or Turn Off Recruits?

We think we’ll share another football example!  Insistent upon installing a new culture in the football program at The University of Texas, Coach Charlie Strong instituted a set of Core Values. Those values are his expectations for his players both on and off the field.  To be eligible to be part of the program, you must […]

Is Your Culture Accelerating Toward A Slippery Slope

How does a culture get out of whack?  Does it happen all at once or does it happen more over time?  We think it tends to happen gradually.   A small thing left uncorrected may lead to another, and then bigger things.  Consider if this culture is getting out of whack. There was an incident last […]

The Call for As Below, So Above!

A couple of things happened this week which really provided a contrast for us in Accountability; one was at the A couple of things happened this week which really provided a contrast for us in Accountability; one was at the global level, and one was at a much more local level, but there were huge […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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