Category Archives: Responsibility

Quit Using Your Personality as an Excuse for Behaving Badly

One of my pet peeves is people who use their personality as an excuse for their behavior. “I can’t help it, that’s just who I am” is the phrase that’s often uttered to rationalize or justify an action, position, or attitude. In some ways … Continue reading

Posted in Personality, Professionalism, Relationships, Responsibility, Teamwork | Tagged , , | 9 Comments

A Father’s 10 Lessons about Leadership

Today is Father’s Day, a time we set aside to honor fathers and the role fatherhood plays in our society. Being the father of two boys (Michael 22, Matthew 18) is one of the greatest joys of my life. I’ve tried … Continue reading

Posted in Dependability, Humor, Integrity, Leadership, Parenting, Relationships, Responsibility, Teamwork, Trust, Values | 7 Comments

“Get Lost in the Game” – 6 Ways to Perform Your Best

“I told him to get lost in the game.” That was Kentucky coach John Calipari’s advice to one of his star players, Julius Randle, during half-time of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship game this past Monday night. Coming into the … Continue reading

Posted in Ability, Engagement, Goal Setting, Learning, Morale, Motivation, Purpose, Responsibility, Sports, Success | 1 Comment

Don’t Feed The Monkeys! 3 Ways To Help People Solve Their Own Problems

In my early days as a manager I used to love to feed monkeys. “Monkeys” are the problems, issues, or challenges your employees bring you that somehow become your responsibility to manage and solve. Instead of the monkeys stopping by … Continue reading

Posted in Decision-Making, Leadership, Management, One Minute Manager, Performance Management, Problem Solving, Responsibility | 14 Comments

Forget Accountability – Follow These 5 Steps Instead

I don’t like the word accountability. It’s always rubbed me the wrong way for some reason. I think it’s because it assumes the worst about people. When we talk about accountability, it always seems the assumption is a person is incapable … Continue reading

Posted in Accountability, Goal Setting, Leadership, Management, Motivation, Performance Management, Responsibility, Trust | 11 Comments