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The Role of Leaders in Modeling Accountability

Building a culture of accountability takes effort day in and day out to truly establish and it is also the responsibility of those in leadership positions to continual reinforce. It’s not enough to just build a culture of accountability. You have to strengthen it and reinforce it every single day. This is about the small behaviors adding up […]

Do you tend to do things right the first time or act now and fix later?

Our reader poll today asks:  Do you tend to do things right the first time or act now and fix later? I invest in doing it right the first time: 79% I take action and fix as needed later: 21% Understand the cost of fast action. While there are some situations that require fast more than […]

Two Keys to Getting Tough Decisions Executed Well

Large decisions carry plenty of execution risk. To increase the chances that your decisions are executed the way you want them to be, focus on clearly explaining the decision and actively managing change. Today’s post is by Mike Figliuolo, Managing Director of thoughtLEADERS, LLC. If you want to make a successful decision, communicate the rationale […]

Decision Making as a Process

Many business leaders struggle with making decisions for their company but there are a few simple steps to work through decision making as a process. It’s important to realize that decision making is actually a process, and it’s the process of selecting a choice from a range of possible options, with the goal of achieving a very specific […]

How do you handle embarrassing situations where you accidentally cc someone on a message not intended for them?

Our reader poll today asks:  How do you handle embarrassing situations where you accidentally cc someone on a message not intended for them? I ignore it and hope they never see the message: 5% I try to recall the message full well knowing that might trigger them to read it: 10% I send another message […]

Introducing the Five Step Problem Solving Process

Have you ever found yourself in the midst of a business problem that you’re not sure how to solve?  This five step problem solving process is a great place to begin working through any business issue. At one point I worked with a financial services firm and we had this really cool program that when we first […]