Accountability by Design – Not By Chance

In ethics and governance, accountability is answerability, blameworthiness, liability, and the expectation of account-giving. In leadership roles, accountability is the acknowledgment and assumption of responsibility for actions, products, decisions, ad policies including the administration, governance, and implementation within the scope of the role or employment position and encompassing the obligation to report, explain and be […]

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To Mentor or Coach: That is the Question

The best leader I ever worked for was a gentleman by the name of Aubrey Liddiard at Mid-West Paper and he has been my ‘role model’ over the past thirty some years. If ever I am not sure of what to do as a leader, I ask myself ‘What would Aubrey do?’ He definitely had […]

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Why does coaching work?

I’m a self-confessed quote junky and some months ago, I captured a quote by Amy Jen Su in the Harvard Business Review stating that by asking questions leaders “can move away from command-and-control leadership to a dynamic in which your direct report grows through self-reflection.” (See “The questions good coaches ask“.) When Mark Barrenechea of […]

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Choosing the Right Coach: Five Key Steps

Have you ever wondered why some individuals have such a positive experience with their coach, while others are disappointed? As with everything in life ‘due diligence’ pays off; success is all about the research you do prior to committing to a coaching relationship. Before engaging the services of any coach, make sure you know the […]

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