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Better Accountability Could Have Saved Sears

I've always believed that accountability is achieved when people feel a sense of belonging and personal pride of being part of a great organization, with great leaders, doing something worthwhile.  

Once employees truly buy into the meaning and mission of an organization, all they need is a road map of where the organization is headed, what needs to be done, and when it needs to be completed.  With this road map they can see how their work contributes to the overall success of the company.

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August 9, 2018

Here Are 5 Checklists That HR Needs To Master

Everybody talks about how HR should be a strategic function in any business. The thinking goes that once HR masters its day-to-day processing activities (e.g., hiring, training), it should be able to move on to more strategic endeavors like succession planning and/or talent acquisition.

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August 7, 2018

The One Thing That Failed in Volkswagen's Emissions Debacle

The Volkswagen emissions scandal figures prominently in the Catalog of Catastrophe that the International Project Leadership Academy has compiled of the most spectacular project management failures in the last 10 years.

The revelation that such a revered and trusted brand had taken previously inconceivable steps to deceive both regulators and the public in the name of profit margins was a shock to the world.

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July 31, 2018

A User's Guide to CommandHound Alerts

Curious about how to set up your CommandHound account alerts to best support productivity and accountability in your office? 

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July 26, 2018

The 2-Headed Monster Kills Accountability in the Workplace

We all agree that decision-making is a critical component in any business. Informed and timely decision-making is a goal we all aspire to improve on. So what happens when responsibilities and ultimate accountability are not clearly defined?

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July 24, 2018

CommandHound's Mobile Apps Drive Engagement and Results

Have you ever wondered if it is worth the investment to develop mobile-friendly ways to give your employees access to critical business applications? And, how important is it to focus on the user's experience in realizing the expected results?

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July 19, 2018

Use Personality Types to Make Sure Teams Get Things Done

We have found that every team is made up of two broad types of people-- the Idea Makers and the Doers. If you’ve ever taken a Myers Briggs test, you might know these two groups as Judgers (J) and Perceivers (P).

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July 17, 2018

How to Best Tie Compensation to Accountability In The Workplace

The concept of tying compensation to accountability seems simple enough on the surface. However, making it real is way harder than it looks. And the biggest challenge is deciding what to measure performance against.

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July 12, 2018

Facebook's Big Data Breach Requires a Tightly Managed Response

What is done is done. Now, it is time for Facebook to take ownership of what happened, and prepare a plan to both handle the current crises and mitigate the risk of this ever happening again.

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July 10, 2018