Accountability

Leaders Say Sorry; Losers Stay Silent

by Alli Polin on August 23, 2013

leaders say sorry; losers stay silent

When you do something wrong, is the first thing you do say “I’m sorry” or is it to look around and see if anyone noticed?

I walked my son to his classroom this morning and he still had a few minutes to play before the morning bell.  Some sixth graders were kicking a footy ball nearby and I hardly registered their presence.  I was busy looking at one little boy’s loose tooth when the footy ball suddenly whacked me on the head.  I looked up for an apology but all I found were two boys looking for their ball.  Surely they had to notice that they hit me – hard.

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High Value or Cool Tool?

by Alli Polin on March 5, 2013

Leadership and Technology Adoption: High Value or Cool Tool

Three weeks ago my daughter came home from school with a note asking her to set up an account on a class website.  I imagined a tool the teacher would use to communicate reminders to the class and engage about the classroom learning to reinforce what they are doing at home and outside of the classroom.

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The Most Powerful Question a Leader Can Ask

by Alli Polin on February 1, 2013

How can I help?

I’ve worked for a lot of managers – good, great, average and awful.  In consulting, I would switch projects every few months.  More often than not, I’d have a new manager I was reporting to and just as often I would be assigned a new internal career counselor.

Have you worked with any of these managers?  You may even see yourself in some of the descriptions…

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