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Proud Winner, Accountable Loser

Patrick Nelson, September 10, 2018

Pride in Victory, Accountability in Failure

Have you ever noticed how easy it is to be accountable to success but how difficult it can be to be accountable to failure? When success happens, it’s rewarding – if not exciting – to… Read More


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To Record … or Not Record?

Angie Morgan, August 20, 2018

To Record ... or Not Record?

I’ve been thinking a lot this week about what the circumstances would have to be if I were to record a private conversation.  I’m only coming up with one answer: None. (Not entirely true*)  I don’t… Read More


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How to Build Accountability as a Leader

Courtney Lynch, March 5, 2018

Demonstrating accountability means relentlessly seeking ownership of mistakes, missteps, problems, and any other less than-best outcome you are either responsible for or associated with. Watch above as SPARK author Courtney Lynch explains why accountability can… Read More


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Think On It

Courtney Lynch, April 3, 2017

Lately, my desk has been a mess. I’m typically someone who prides themselves on a clean desk. Yet, my standards are clearly slipping. The messy desk has been making me anxious for days. Yesterday, I… Read More


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“I’m Sorry, But…”

Angie Morgan, January 16, 2017

I'm Sorry, But...

Excuses only satisfy the person who delivers them. I can remember the early days of Marine Corps training. These aren’t fond memories: Sergeant Instructors barking orders, endless sets of pushups, never-ending formation runs, and the… Read More


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What You Don’t Know Until It’s Over

Courtney Lynch, October 24, 2016

Keep Ithaka always in your mind. Arriving there is what you are destined for. But do not hurry the journey at all. Better if it lasts for years, so you are old by the time… Read More


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Turning Personality Conversations into Performance Conversations

Sean Lynch, September 19, 2016

Turning Personality Conversations into Performance Conversations

When people don’t perform to expectations, it can be frustrating. In our frustration, it can be tempting to attribute poor performance to personalities. It’s because they are [they don’t] [they can’t] [they won’t] _____________! If… Read More


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When to say “When”

Angie Morgan, February 29, 2016

When to say "When"

“My mom didn’t raise a quitter” was my mantra. I’d repeat that phrase whenever I felt like enough was enough, or when things got difficult and I wanted to bail. Quitting, at least the idea… Read More


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