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The Kickoff of the Accountability Research Project

On Thursday, February 22, Good Leadership hosted the official kickoff to the Accountability Research Project in Minneapolis. With a stellar line up of leaders across diverse industries, the kickoff meeting promised to supply groundbreaking insights for accountability that makes organizations effective. 

The Purpose of the Accountability Research Steering Team

  1. Guide decisions about research methods
  2. Review the research hypothesis
  3. Champion the research within their own organizations
  4. Open doors into other organizations for more research
  5. Fine tune the recommendations

The Leaders Involved in the Accountability Research Steering Team

  • John Andrews – CEO – Northern Star Scouting
  • Grace Clark – Director of US Leadership Development & Corporate Learning
  • Amy Cook – Global Talent Director – Reckitt
  • Candace Dingmann – VP  Global Shared Services – Organon 
  • Paul Engelson – Senior Manager, Leadership Development
  • Kristi Fox – EVP Chief Administrative Officer – Securian Financial
  • Liz Geist – VP Human Resources – Chicago Bears
  • Steve Gordon – AVP, Business Process Excellence – Merck
  • Becca Hagen – VP Talent Management – Securian Financial
  • Darin Lynch – CEO and Founder – Irish Titan
  • George McCrary – EVP for People and Culture, YMCA of the North
  • Scott Morris – VP, Medium Enterprise – Workday 
  • Tim Schober – Sr. Director of Development and Communication – Boys & Girls Club of the Twin Cities
  • Charles Thompson – VP, Talent Development Director – Old National Bank
  • Craig Warren – CEO – Washburn Center for Children 

The Takeaways

Significant strides were made in the room that afternoon. The team came together around the commitment to the project’s success, giving their time and devoted attention to defining healthy accountability. The room was charged with energy and conversations around how healthy accountability can function effectively in collaborative team cultures. Healthy accountability is the glue that makes goodness work.

The takeaway from our time together was clear: the time to do this research is now. As we shift from the traditional, chain of command culture, to collaborative, teams of teams culture, the way accountability is viewed is changing at this very moment. As the Accountability Research Project gains momentum, it’s evident that it will hold the potential to redefine organizational dynamics and pave the way for a new era of leadership management. 

Do you want to get involved? Good Leadership has crafted a 3-question Accountability Research Kickoff Survey that will jumpstart the next 7 months of research. Please take a minute to complete the survey and share it with your network.

Are you eager to contribute to this research even further? Email to be a part of this opportunity and shape the definition of accountability in your team’s culture.

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