Don’t Hold People Accountable!

Written by Sam Silverstein All to often we hear someone say, “You have to hold them accountable.” Or we hear a leader say, “I’m going to hold you accountable.” The truth is that it should never be about holding people accountable. We, as leaders, should be helping people be accountable. There is a big difference between the two. Accountability is keeping your commitments to people. A commitment takes two people. When you are helping someone be accountable both parties benefit. Read More

Leadership Is Spelled E.X.A.M.P.L.E.

Written by Ty Bennett Over 200 years ago, a man in civilian clothes rode past a small group of tired and battled weary soldiers. They were digging what appeared to be an important defensive position. The leader of the group wasn’t making any effort to help. He just shouted orders and threatened to punish the group if the work wasn’t completed within the hour. “Why aren’t you helping?” the stranger asked on horseback. “I’m in charge! The men do as Read More

Work Place Harmony

Written by Mark Eaton What if you went to work tomorrow and there was no internal competition? None. Can you even imagine it? No backstabbing, bickering, envy or ill will? Lack of team work is the silent killer in business today, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Playing twelve seasons in the NBA taught me the inherent value of work place harmony. This is not to say that internal competition never occurred on our team. It is, however, Read More