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Accountability - Avoid the Action Trap. Experiences & Beliefs Drive Actions & Results

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Sep 20, 2021

Several years ago, a CEO I worked with admitted he frequently failed to follow through on new initiatives he started.

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Topics: Accountability, Harmonious Culture of Accountability, Propeller, Accelerate Change by Getting Accountability Right, Four Steps to Accountability, Results Pryamid, Experiences & Beliefs Drive Actions & Results

Accountability Step 4 - Do It

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Sep 13, 2021

According to research from The Four Disciplines of Executiona staggering 81 percent of employees surveyed are NOT held accountable for progress on the organization’s goals. Furthermore, goals are not translated into specific actions—87 percent had no clear idea what they should be doing to achieve the organization’s goal.

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Topics: Accountability, Harmonious Culture of Accountability, Above the Line, Propeller, Accelerate Change by Getting Accountability Right, Do It, Four Steps to Accountability

Accountability – Solve it – What else can I do?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Sep 6, 2021

“In today’s world, strategy is relatively easy to replicate, and capital is relatively easy to access. What gives you a real source of competitive advantage is your talent and culture.”

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Topics: Accountability, Harmonious Culture of Accountability, Above the Line, Propeller, Accelerate Change by Getting Accountability Right, Solve It

Accountability Steps - Own it – Total Ownership

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Aug 30, 2021

Culture is the sum of the experiences, beliefs, and actions enabling an organization to achieve its Key Results.

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Topics: Accountability, Harmonious Culture of Accountability, Propeller, Accelerate Change by Getting Accountability Right, Own it

Accountability - See it

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Aug 23, 2021

The steps to accountability are: See it. Own it. Solve it. Do it.

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Topics: Accountability, Above the Line, Propeller, Accelerate Change by Getting Accountability Right, Below the Line

Accelerate Change by Getting Accountability Right – Propeller

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Aug 9, 2021

Do you need a mantra to improve accountability in your organization?

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Topics: Accountability, Harmonious Culture of Accountability, Propeller, Accelerate Change by Getting Accountability Right

Know Where You’re Going – The Power of Swimlanes

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Mar 29, 2021

We’ve published several blogs this year on Shannon Susko’s 3HAG WAY: The Strategic Execution System that ensures your strategy is not a Wild-Ass-Guess!

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Topics: Accountability, Forecasting, Strategy vs. Planning, Competitive Strategy, 3HAG WAY, Swimlanes

Define Your Future with a Forcing Function Press Release

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 24, 2020

My blog was delayed a week by a violent storm in Iowa called a derecho. It produced wind gusts of up to 140 mph. 21,000 of Alliant Energy's Linn County customers remained without power Wednesday night, according KCRG-TV9, ten days after the storm. With my power off, my sump pump couldn’t keep up with the water and my basement flooded. Forgive the delay in my blog. I’m still without Internet but plan to be consistent with my weekly blogs starting with this post.

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Topics: Accountability, Better communication, Think Like Amazon, Managing Dependencies, Forcing Function, Press Release

Forcing Function – Help Your Team Achieve More

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 10, 2020

Our last several blogs I’ve encouraged you to read John Rossman’s Think Like Amazon: 50 1/2 Ideas to Become a Digital Leader. Forcing Functions are a powerful technique used at Amazon to enforce a strategy, change, or to get a difficult project launched.

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Topics: Accountability, Meetings a Cadence of Accountability, Managment Systems, Think Like Amazon, Managing Dependencies, Forcing Function

Think Like Amazon – Deliver Results

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jul 13, 2020

John Rossman in his book, Think Like Amazon: 50 1/2 Ideas to Become a Digital Leader, shares this story about Steve Jobs.

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Topics: Accountability, Extraordinary Results, Think Like Amazon, Managing Dependencies

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