In this edition ... What is Integrity Really About? ... The Most Valuable Quality of Leadership... Creating Accountability ...
Here is your weekly installment of Tuesday Traction Points - Key things I'm seeing and experiencing that give me, and the entrepreneurs I work with, Traction!
Integrity Has Nothing to do with Good vs. Bad
In his article, Integrity – Without It Nothing Works, Michael C. Jensen makes the distinction that Integrity has nothing to do with good vs. bad; Integrity is a purely positive proposition. “Think for a moment about the Law of Gravity: there is no such thing as ‘good’ or ‘bad’ gravity; like integrity, it just ‘is’. Morality and ethics, on the other hand, are normative concepts… They deal with matters of good or bad, right vs. wrong.” He also adds, “Integrity is a matter of a person’s word – nothing more and nothing less.”
We Do What We Say!
“We Do What We Say” is another one of the core values at Traction Point. In a culture of performance and accountability, we are true to our word!
What does it look like when people are true to their word?
Look at Amazon.com. They have made a process out of giving their word and keeping it. We love the way we can order something on our prime account and have amazon tell us – with pretty high accuracy – when it will arrive on our doorstep.
What are some examples from my life of what it looks like to keep my word and not keep my word?
Continue reading my blog post to find out... (3 minutes)
CREATE ACCOUNTABILITY WITHOUT HAVING TO ‘TIGHTEN THE REINS’
Written by Jamie Cornehlsen on February 13, 2020
This past year I was approached by a CEO who needed to improve accountability within his firm.
To do that, he told me he wanted someone to be a tough, hard-charging manager. Someone who would — in his words — “tighten the reins.”
“I can’t do that for you,” I said. “But I can get you accountability.” He didn’t understand that EOS® enables accountability in a much different way.
TOUGH MANAGEMENT DOESN’T EQUAL ACCOUNTABILITY
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