personal accountability

Greatness Starts with Optimism

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By Mindy Bortness

When I was working in the marketing department of The San Diego Union-Tribune, a job I loved from the moment I stepped in and sparked a love for hiring intelligence, I used to sign my name with a smiley face.

Every memo, email or handwritten thank you note, I always signed:

Thanks,
Mindy smiley

Your Body as a Decision-Making Power Tool

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By Jalene Case

Plugging into our bodies’ way of communicating is like using a decision-making power tool. It quickly drills to the core. Whether we’re struggling to make tiny, seemingly inconsequential choices or gigantic, clearly life-changing decisions, our bodies know the answer first.

It’s easy to rush through life without taking time to notice our physical sensations. In fact we often try to actively ignore our bodies by not listening to their plea for sleep, urge to move, or hunger for good food. Feel familiar?

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10 Ways Women Can Grow Their Influence at Work

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By Stacy Ennis, SmartBrief.com, September 2019

As women, we have experienced great strides in the past few decades. But still, we’re statistically at a disadvantage: only one in five senior leaders are women, and only one in twenty-five are women of color. A staggering 93.4 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs are men, and only one is a woman of color. 


Those numbers might not be shocking to you—many of us know them by heart. But they are revealing.



Why Self Objectivity Matters in the Workplace

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By Mindy Bortness,

I want you to own your stuff. It’s as simple and clear as that when I’m working with anyone in an organization, from the leaders to employees (and even potential employees as they are interviewing).

How to Create an Environment that Supports You

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By Jalene Case

The environment we build for ourselves—both externally and internally—influences how we show up and engage in our lives. Look around you. As you take in your surroundings, how do you feel? That feeling will follow you into whatever you’re doing next.

Secrets of Success Featuring Ron Price

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Bill Horan talks to Ron Price, author of Growing Influence. Ron discusses why he asks "Do you feel like you are fulfilling what you are meant to do in life?” Plus, why many of us feel powerless at work, the definition of influence, why people who feel they have influence feel affirmed and highly engaged, and why we all spend too much time worrying about things we can't control.

Take Ownership with Accountability Questions

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By Steve and Jill Morris

Organizational Accountability is owning the consequences of your choices in delivering the agreed-to results that everyone owns but no one person controls, and helping other people do the same.

This definition requires that you to set up clear accountabilities based on agreed-to results, otherwise you are leaving accountability to chance.

10 Things Successful People Do Every Day

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By Dave Clark

Have you ever wondered if there is a secret formula for being successful? Why is it that some people seem to have a Midas touch while others struggle to get by? American historian, best-selling author and keynote speaker Kevin Kruse recently interviewed more than 200 highly successful people, a group that included seven billionaires, 13 Olympians, and accomplished entrepreneurs from many walks of life. One simple question provided a tremendous amount of insight. The question was: “What is your number one secret to productivity?”

Accountability Begins with You

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By Lori McNeill

What comes to mind when I raise the topic of “accountability”? 

Often, when we think about accountability, we don’t necessarily think about it in regards to ourselves. Instead, we start thinking about it in terms of everyone else and why the people around us aren’t as accountable as we think they should be. There is some irony to that, don’t you think?

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