Accountability and The Set Up

Accountability is about three things. First, making clear commitments. Second, telling the truth on yourself and owning your choices (that led to me not honoring my commitments). Third, recovering when I am out of accountability and learning from my failures. And I can only really learn from my failures when […]

The Essence of Leadership I

Last week I wrote about the leadership gap (misalignment and lack of integrity), as well as what leadership is not (leadership versus management). I also made the bold assertion that leadership is the solution for “what’s broken in business, in communities, in families, and in the rest of the world.” […]

Be Impeccable!

Believe it or not, I’m a simple guy – at least in my thinking. I like to keep things simple in how I think and how I live. Part of that simplicity involves how I look at my own behavior and the behavior of others. Another part applies to how […]

What Do You Stand For?©

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to tour the home of James Monroe (5th President of the United States) at Ash Lawn Highland near Charlottesville, VA (www.ashlawnhighland.org). Frankly, I didn’t know much about James Monroe before the tour, and I was fascinated by some of the key elements of […]

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 […]

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 […]