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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

Step to Accountability – Define Key Results

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Aug 16, 2021

“The difference between successful and unsuccessful people is successful ones know the most unprofitable thing ever manufactured is an excuse.”

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Topics: business clarity, Clarity, OKR - Objectives and Key Results, Propeller, Accelerate Change by Getting Accountability Right

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

CEO TEST - #1 Can You Develop a Simple Plan for Your Strategy

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Aug 2, 2021

The CEO Test: Master The Challenges That Make Or Break All Leaders, authors Adam Bryant, and Kevin Sharer provide the key elements a CEO needs for success. This is not a touchy-feely book, although it does address the need for establishing culture. Nor is it a prescriptive book about how to create the right strategy. It reveals Seven Key Tests to be a successful CEO with key insights from leaders who are provided as examples.

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Topics: Discipline Plan, Strategy Decision, Strategy - How, Strategy Question, Competitive Strategy, The CEO Test

Let’s Run the Experiment – Open A Test Kitchen

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jul 26, 2021

At $30 Billion, 180-year-old Mass Mutual Insurance bright helium balloons at desks represent an ongoing experiment. The balloons are to stimulate discussion so new ideas and methods can be explored.

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Topics: Innovation Process, Big Little Breakthroughs, Josh Linkner, 10,000-experiment rule, Richard Sheridan, Menlo Innovations

EIGHT OBSESSIONS OF EVERYDAY INNOVATORS – Break it to Fix it

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jul 19, 2021

In Big Little Breakthroughs: How Small, Everyday Innovations Drive Oversized Results, Josh Linkner shares a wealth of creative ideas on how small breakthroughs can lead to big innovations and results.

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Topics: Innovation Process, Big Little Breakthroughs, Josh Linkner, 10,000-experiment rule, LEGO

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