Accountability Over Authenticity

Accountability is more desirable than authenticity. There is a lot of focus these days on being authentic, but authenticity does not really get things done. Obviously, no one wants to deal with people who are fake, who do not mean what they say, or who pretend to be something they are not. However, no one…

A Reason To Change

It is very difficult to improve upon an aspect of our life that we do not first acknowledge as being in need of improvement. There is not much motivation to change what seems to be working for us. This is true with regards to our beliefs, our character, or our relationships. Unless we perceive a…

A Community Of Accountability

Certain people will always feel responsible regardless of their position or status, whether or not they are asked or required to be. For some people, responsibility feels like a burden that must be avoided, eliminated, or overcome at all costs. For them, accountability is synonymous with subjugation. It is a trap, a dead end path,…

Authenticity Is A Choice Not An Excuse

Authenticity is not an excuse to behave badly. None of us gets to walk around doing or saying whatever we want to without consequences. Ideally, this is a lesson we learn as children, but most of us need to be reminded from time to time as we get older. In fact, one of the many…

Lead In Your Own Way

If you look around and do not see a leader, it is you. My grandfather used to tell me a story about a study that he had read about. It represented what he liked to refer to as an object lesson. This particular story, and its subsequent lesson, was about leadership. Researchers put ten strangers…