The "Accountability Issue"

Linda Galindo
April 17 2014

Something has triggered an executive in an organization to call his Human Resource Training Department and declare "We need accountability training in our financial services department! They seem to have an accountability issue! Find an accountability training provider stat!"

To the executive, it is an "accountability emergency." Something has happened and he does not want to see the situation again. He declares the need for accountability training and provides little else by...


Pet Peeves

Shari Caplan Goldsmith
April 17 2014


I have a confession to make to all of you— I have a couple of pet peeves. Yes, there are a few things that I find particularly annoying.  I came to this conclusion today when I felt myself getting quite upset over something that happened.


I believe that I’ve demonstrated on a pretty consistent basis that I’m a fairly calm and even-keeled person.  I take what life throws at me in a...


Great things are only possible with outrageous requests - Thea Alexander

Caroline Ceniza-Levine
April 16 2014

We all can’t run away to Fiji, but we can enjoy more of what we do.

Are you spending more time on what you think you should be doing, rather than what you want?

Can you delegate more or aim for good enough instead of perfect, and turn your attention to the activities that bring you joy?

Do you keep a running list of things you enjoy...


Shades of Gray in Equal Pay

Stephanie Ellen Marton
April 15 2014

Equal Pay Day succeeded handsomely as a marketing event. A racially diverse set of applauding women surrounded politicians signing into effect no brainers (more salary transparency), while on Main Street, vendors offered women 23% discounts on coffee and cupcakes.  As a promotional event, the day soared, but in terms of meaningfully mobilizing private sector action, I worry the media's treatment of compensation studies may make corporate leaders less confident about...