5 Accountability Tips for Air Travelers and Airlines

Air Travelers       Don’t barge to get on the plane first. Believe it or not, you are not more important than everyone else. Do share shared space: Don’t hog the overhead bins. Put your seat back slowly so you don’t sever the legs of your fellow passengers. The toilet is not your personal space for primping […]

“Accountability. Yes, it exists.”

At least that is true at Schwab.  Did you see their full page newspaper ad last week?  Isn’t it nice to see in this day and age, to find someone, anyone willing to hold themselves accountable? Here’s what they said, “At Schwab, we believe every investor deserves accountability. If for any reason you’re not happy […]

Tales & Lessons of Travel Hell

What an interesting and exhausting last few days! The country has been suffering through an icy winter storm and we were on the periphery of the bad weather, but certainly not unaffected – given that we were on our way back from our annual family vacation, trying to fly to the DFW airport from Miami. […]

Leaders Define the Culture By… Telling the Truth

Do leaders tell the truth, even when it’s tough? This is probably the most important question in terms of defining a values-driven organization. Are employees regarded as adults who are capable of understanding and accepting the reasons behind tough decisions, or do the leaders believe they can’t tell the employees the full story, because it’s […]

Leaders Define the Culture By… Letting You Speak Up

Is it OK to speak up? Are you encouraged to speak your mind, even if you’re criticizing your boss’s pet project? What happens when you do? Is there what Warren Bennis calls a “culture of candor”? Great leaders and great companies want the truth, even when it hurts. The people with the best view of […]

Leaders Define the Culture By…

Over the next few blogs, we’ll share some ways to check if your company, or the company you are thinking of joining, has the culture it professes, or if the words of its leaders are simply window dressing with no substance behind them. Look at the websites of most major companies, or in their publicity […]

Hello and welcome!

With our inaugural post we’d like to tell you about the things that we’ll be writing here in the coming weeks and months. We have a passion for success in organizations as well as for individuals and the communities in which they live. Here you will find us talking about things which make a difference […]