Drama and Accountability

[fusion_builder_container type=”flex” hundred_percent=”no” equal_height_columns=”no” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” background_position=”center center” background_repeat=”no-repeat” fade=”no” background_parallax=”none” parallax_speed=”0.3″ video_aspect_ratio=”16:9″ video_loop=”yes” video_mute=”yes” border_style=”solid”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” border_position=”all” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding_top=”” padding_right=”” padding_bottom=”” padding_left=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” center_content=”no” last=”no” min_height=”” hover_type=”none” link=”” border_sizes_top=”” border_sizes_bottom=”” border_sizes_left=”” border_sizes_right=””][fusion_text] Is office “drama” hurting your team’s accountability? First,…

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What do you mean by “Alignment?”

This week in a video call, the Good Leadership coaching team was challenged with the question: What does it really mean to be “aligned,” anyway? It’s a legitimate question because the word “alignment” means as many things as the word “strategic” in the business lexicon. Here’s how we answered:   Alignment is when everyone on…

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Waterfall or Faucet?

How do you think about creating alignment within your team?  Alignment is important because employees will tell you right away: When the team at the top is not aligned, everyone suffers. What is suffering? In general, it’s the declining sense of hope that accelerates with frustration. People don’t get exhausted by working too long and…

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Effectively building trust

Trust is one of the key elements to running a business smoothly. You want your team to have trust in you and your capabilities, as well as trust each other as a team. So, what is trust in the first place, and how do you get your team to trust you?   Trust has a…

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Live the culture

The best business results come from teams of people who care about each other, both personally and professionally. And because they care, they set bold goals—and solve difficult problems—together. Another way to say it: Goodness only comes alive in a business when people thrive together. When that happens, anyone trying to be a Superhero sticks out like a weed in a rose…

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Defining leadership values

We all know that people are more engaged with a plan if they’re actively involved in creating the plan. Some employees today still see themselves as Superheroes who have all the answers. They ask team members “questions” that aren’t really questions – they are assertions. Big difference. We all know what that feels like. The…

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What do your mid-year meetings look like?

What do your mid-year meetings look like? Most good leaders have already created a credible accountability system, where the team is intellectually honest about their results, and they have short-term plans in place for the mid-course corrections to ensure they deliver on their promises by year-end. So many of these leaders are now wondering what…

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The importance of building leadership skills

Even if you’re not necessarily in a leadership position right now in your career, it’s important you establish what it means to be a good leader sooner rather than later. Not only is it important to lay down these foundations of good leadership, but it also leads and inspires your company to have a higher level…

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Effective Delegation

Do you find yourself burnt out because you’ve just been doing all the work yourself? Leaders and CEOs often resort to this because they think that they can only rely on themselves to get the work done. Delegation is one of the more difficult things that business leaders have to learn, as it can often…

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The importance of shared commitments

Shared commitments are much more powerful than rules in business partnerships. Rule-based organizations depend on a hierarchy and chain of command to keep the order and presumably to ensure quality.   Shared commitments are negotiated agreements between equals that ensure people win together. The “shared” part means everyone agrees and abides by the agreements. No one gets a…

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