Keep It Simple©

No, I am not writing about the already tired and overused K.I.S.S. concept (Keep It Simple, Stupid), at least not in the way that you’ve read about it before. However, I am suggesting that you focus on simplicity in how you think, believe and decide because simple is the only […]

It’s Not You, It’s Me©

Back by popular demand and following up on last week’s Leadership Lessons from Butch & Sundance, this week’s leadership and life lessons come from the television. Specifically, from the wisdom of Seinfeld – the show that claims to be about nothing but is really about everyday life (if you look […]

Who’s to Blame?©

None of us want to admit that we blame or make excuses. While we know that blaming, excuse-making and playing the role of the victim are prevalent in our culture, certainly it must be everyone else. The problem is that the math just doesn’t add up – if the majority […]

Start With the Center of the Circle©

I love when I learn something new or gain a new perspective on something, and that is precisely what happened this past week thanks to my dear friend, David Akers! David is an innovative entrepreneur, a deep thinker and a good question asker, and he often has a way of […]

Questions Are Indefensible©

Marilee Adams is the creator of Question ThinkingTM and the author of Change Your Questions, Change Your Life: 10 Powerful Tools for Life and Work, and she powerfully posited the following: The most effective communication is about 20% telling and 80% asking. Most of us have turned this around – […]

Are You Committed?©

Well, are you? You would think this would be a simple question to answer, but it’s more difficult than you think because of the glaring lack of commitments in our culture and businesses. This absence of clear commitments is one of the key reasons that we are struggling with accountability. […]

Building a Culture of Accountability

On January 23rd, Jeff Nischwitz will be presenting his impactful team program Building a Culture of Accountability for a NEO based bank and it’s business banking leadership team. Jeff will be sharing his unique perspectives on integrity, commitments and self-accountability. This is a private event.

Welcome Integrity©

One differentiating trait of conscious leaders is that they understand the impact words have on behaviors, and one example of this understanding relates to the theme of integrity within accountability. Our culture today is one where promises are often viewed as nothing more than words—that a “yes” does not equate […]

The Self-Accountability Trap©

I believe that self-accountability is the key to positively changing the execution and outcomes for every person, relationship, team and organization. I also believe that it should be the focus and desired outcome for yourself, both personally and professionally. However, there’s a massive trap that you need to be aware […]

Intentional Living©

The New Year is upon us, and for many people it’s a time for making resolutions, plans, commitments and goals. I’d like to encourage each of you to make one particular new commitment in 2015 and beyond: namely, to act, lead and live more intentionally! In other words, to be […]