How Managers Can Solve Workplace Communication Problems

Managers' Role in Solving Workplace Communication Problems

Managers are the key to solving workplace communication problems. This article provides guidance for improving communication and performance.

From Teacher to Entrepreneur to Accountability Advocate

From Teacher to Entrepreneur to Accountability Advocate

My journey to becoming an Accountability Advocate. Many of you have experienced similar unintended consequences in the workplace but might not recognize them as the result of a lack of accountability.

Accountability That Drives Results

Accountability that Drives Results

Purpose, Action, and Results Managing a team of people toward a specific goal is much like being an entrepreneur starting a company. Both set goals and objectives, and both are accountable for bringing value to their companies, teams, and customers. As with entrepreneurs, managers can get caught up in the minutia and lose sight of … Continue reading Accountability That Drives Results

Accountability, Behavior Styles, and Billions?

Accountability, Behavior Styles, and Billions?

Successful managers appreciate the push and pull that is inevitable when all of the behavior styles are represented. A behaviorally diverse team is strong, healthy, and productive. Embrace the differences, set high expectations, and hold employees accountable for results.

Accountability and Trust

Accountability and Trust

Managers who dictate and micro-manage employees are sending the message, "I can't trust you." Managers who are unpredictable and moody send the message, "You can't trust me."

Managers-Often the Missing Link in the Accountability Chain

Managers - Often the Missing Link in the Accountability Chain

The most important product of a manager's effort is a high performance team. If you achieve your goals through the effort of others, as most people managers do, then you have an obligation to hold yourself accountable for their development and hold employees accountable for results.