Are You Responsible?

Cowardice asks, “Is it safe?”  Expediency asks, “Is it politic?”  Vanity asks, “Is it popular?”  But conscience asks, “Is it right?”  What Dr. Alan Zimmerman Has To Say About This: Long before the days of computers and long before such programs as PhotoShop, people would, “The camera never lies.”  And people would tend to believe that “What you see is …

Holding Your Team Accountable To High Standards

“Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself.”Henry Ward Beecher Every leader seems to want more “accountability … ownership … and … taking responsibility” in his/her organization. And I don’t blame them. We can no longer afford to keep employees on the payroll who aren’t somewhat self-motivated and self-managing. Unfortunately, most leaders …

Sometimes, Two Rights Can Right a Wrong

Two wrongs don’t make a right, but sometimes, two rights can right a wrong. There are no perfect people — except those who appear in training films. Everyone else is going to make mistakes, a lot of them. That’s no big deal. The problem is that many people don’t know what to do when they make a mistake. They don’t …