5 Accountability Tips for Emailers

Think! Do you really need to reply all? A quick “thanks” or “ok” lets the sender know the message was received Everyone gets a ton of email these days, get to the point or even enter your comments in bullets to make it easier to read. Don’t expect an instant response regardless of the time […]

5 Accountability Tips for Drivers

Accountability is a big word, but it doesn’t always have to be about big things – Sometimes the small things are equally as important. Use your turn signals – you already paid for them! Say thanks when someone lets you into traffic, you know, the wavy hand thing. Let others into traffic – staging an […]

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 […]

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 […]