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In the Absence of Clarity There is No Accountability

A leader’s number one job is to create clarity. Leaders who fail to create clarity will struggle with holding their people accountable because their people will choose to perform the activities that fit closest to their current comfort zone. Today’s post is by Hamish Knox, author of Accountability the Sandler Way (CLICK HERE to get […]

What has your experience been when working on a cross-functional team?

Our reader poll today asks: What has your experience been when working on a cross-functional team? It’s been great every time: 17.3% It’s been OK most times: 40.7% It’s been hit-or-miss: 32.0% It’s been horrible: 3.3% I’ve never worked on a cross-functional team:6.7% Cross-functional teams function — most of the time. Most of you have had […]

How well does your organization translate qualitative measures into quantitative metrics?

Our reader poll today asks:  How well does your organization translate qualitative measures into quantitative metrics? Very — Every qualitative measure has hard metrics to support it.: 10.5% Somewhat — Some qualitative measures have metrics; others don’t.: 49.4% Not at all — We don’t translate qualitative measures to metrics.: 40.1% You can’t manage what you don’t […]

One Question that Dramatically Improves Cross-Functional Collaboration

Cross-functional team environments are challenging because people bring a “function first” mindset to the team. If you can get them to shift their thinking slightly, you can unlock the performance these teams are capable of. Craig Ross is co-author of the new book, Do Big Things (CLICK HERE to get your copy). It was painful […]

How well do you define the question at hand before rushing off to solve the problem?

Our reader poll today asks: How well do you define the question at hand before rushing off to solve the problem? – Very – I always have clarity on the “why” of the problem. 31.9% – Mostly – Sometimes I’ll jump straight into problem solving. 61.3% – Not very – I tend to race off and […]

3 Simple Tools to Create the Needed Commitment to Change

Any major change initiative requires effort to bring people along and get them committed. The keys to doing so are stakeholder involvement, communication, and involvement. Today’s post is by R. Kendall Lyman and Tony C. Daloisio, authors of Change the Way You Change (CLICK HERE to get your copy). A few years ago, we were […]