Accountability: Four Ways to Manage Team Expectations

Leaders get what they expect, and they get what they tolerate.

What are you tolerating? What are the low expectations that you are “putting up with” that shouldn’t be happening?


Maybe you’re telling yourself a story that allows you to tolerate unacceptable behaviors. “Well, I don’t have the skillset on my team to backfill for this person?” Or, “I need to choose my battles.” Or “It’s no big deal.” Or, “I’ll burn the relationship if I give her feedback.” How about this one - “I can’t hold her accountable for (fill in the blank) because she’s a good producer.”



We’re Ready To Share Our Journey

It was about three years ago that I recognized key issues that limited almost every leadership development program I had witnessed – programs I saw dozens of other trainers running and programs that I was running. 

Prepare for the Recovery

It's snowing here in Boulder, Colorado....big time. Receiving a foot of snow on October 28th came a bit unexpected. At least for me.

But the fresh snow gets me excited about my favorite winter pursuits, like teleskiing and ice climbing. Unfortunately, the snow also reminds me that it is budget season (not quite as fun as skiing), and it's time to prepare for the new year.

EPIC Puts You In Control

By Kathy Brohm

You have probably heard us talk about DiSC and many of the other profiles that we offer. What you may not know is that there is an online system called EPIC that can put you in control of the administration process. What is EPIC?

6 Ways to Continue Training When Budgets are Tight

When budgets are tight, training often gets reduced. But, what happens when the economy turns around (and it will!)? Will your people and your organization be poised for success?
For those companies with limited resources, here are some ideas on how to continue training:

Determine Your Training Needs

It’s that time of the year that we all “love” – budget season. In this article, we have provided you with a simple 3-step process to identify your training needs and estimate your training budget for the upcoming year.

Investing in your greatest asset – your people – is one of the most important things you can do to develop talent, improve retention, increase productivity, and create a culture of learning and growth.

Geocaching: The High-tech Team Builder

The Department of Defense built the first Global Positioning System (GPS) in the 1970’s. Consisting of 24 satellites that orbit the earth at about 11,000 miles, the system was originally designed to pinpoint the position of soldiers, weapons, and enemy targets. The Department of Defense never imagined that the advent of the GPS would spawn the booming sport of Geocaching (pronounced “gee o cashing”).