Individual Accountability

Introducing The Accountable Leaders Community: Connect With Leaders Like You

The hard work of leadership is a lot easier when you’re surrounded by accountable leaders. We are so excited to launch our Accountable Leaders Community! Click here to learn more about it and become a member. BIG IDEA: Isolation and loneliness are huge problems for leaders today. Right before the pandemic upended all our lives, Cigna …

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The One Question That Reveals a Truly Collaborative Culture

BIG IDEA: Effective collaboration comes down to culture. There’s one simple question that can reveal a whole lot about an organization’s culture: How is asking for help seen in this organization? Take some time to reflect on this question, and I think you’ll see why it’s so revealing. Is asking for help seen as a …

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Collaboration is More Than Simply Working Together: Lead the Future with Frances Valintine

BIG IDEA: We need to do more than cooperate—we need true collaboration to lead us into the future. Imagine you’re hosting a potluck dinner. Everyone will bring a dish that they know how to make well and that they think people will like, right? But as Frances Valintine, the founder of the Tech Futures Lab, …

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How to Enable Remote Collaboration

BIG IDEA: Remote collaboration is possible. But your employees need the right tools to get it done. Despite all the gloom-and-doom talk about how we must return to the office to collaborate effectively and connect with our colleagues, many organizations have found ways to get collaborative work done in an all-remote environment. For example, one …

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The Challenge of Collaboration in a Hybrid World

BIG IDEA:  As we move into a hybrid world of work, collaboration is on everyone’s minds. A massive new study of remote work at Microsoft found that, during the pandemic, employees talked to their teammates more. Those relationships deepened. But people talked less to those outside their immediate teams. Essentially, the silos dividing different parts …

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Surveillance Tech Tools Mean You Can Watch Your Employees Work. But Should You?

BIG IDEA: Surveillance of workers has increased during the pandemic. Do you use tech tools to monitor your employees’ productivity? There are plenty of these tools available, and evidence shows that employers have been using them more during the pandemic. Companies that make surveillance technologies have reported a significant growth in their business during the pandemic. One …

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Leaders, It’s All About Authenticity in Leadership Today

BIG IDEA: Authentic leadership is key in our new world of work. Early in the pandemic, John Krasinski, the former star of The Office, started a project called “Some Good News.” He’d film videos at his house, in front of a sign his daughters drew, sharing feel-good stories to brighten the mood of the millions …

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How Can Organizations Create Culture in a Hybrid World?

BIG IDEA:  The way we work is changing. Can your organization’s culture keep up? I’ve always been interested in organizational culture. It’s something that I pay a lot of attention to when I’m meeting with a new client. In the pre-pandemic days, I would watch for things like how I’m greeted at reception when I …

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Are You Creating a Meaning-Centered Organization?

Leaders need to increase priority around helping employees find a sense of meaning at work, by more clearly and deliberately communicating the purpose of what they do each day. Creating a meaning-centered organization will help drive employee engagement and create a culture of accountability. BIG IDEA: Organizations need to do better at communicating a larger …

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