Being Accountable for Accountability (Part 1 of 3)

August 23, 2012

(Oldies But Goodies: We frequently get requests to re-publish past Duncan Report posts. This one is returning by popular demand.) By Dr. Rodger Dean Duncan Everywhere I go in my consulting practice, performance “accountability” is among the top two or three concerns of senior executives. Accountability has various definitions, but the word is usually used to…

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Doug Conant on Leadership in the Workplace

August 21, 2012

About Our Guest: Douglas Conant is a superstar in the American food manufacturing world, having served in senior executive positions at General Mills and Kraft, then as President of Nabisco Foods. In 2001 he took over as CEO of Campbell Soup Company. The company’s stock was trailing the S&P 500 and falling sharply. Over the…

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Dr. Laura on Behavior and Personal Accountability

August 14, 2012

About Our Guest: Dr. Laura Schlessinger is the author of twelve New York Times bestselling books and is one of the most popular talk show hosts in radio history. In her provocative, pull-no-punches style, Dr. Laura takes on the most compelling issues of our time – lax morality, situational ethics, elastic values, and anemic accountability. …

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Mark Sanborn: You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Leader

August 7, 2012

About Our Guest: Mark Sanborn is president of Sanborn & Associates, an idea studio dedicated to developing leaders in business and in life. A graduate of Ohio State University, Mark is an international bestselling author and a noted authority on leadership, team building, customer service, and change. His eight books include The Fred Factor and…

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Erika Andersen on How to Develop Your People

July 31, 2012

About Our Guest: Erika Andersen is an accomplished author, consultant, and coach. But what really sets her apart is her insistence on sustainability. She’s not interested in a simple consulting gig. She wants to make a measurable, long-term difference in people’s performance (and lives). Follow through and reinforcement are hallmarks of her work in organizational…

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Stephen Covey: A Legacy of Humanity and Wisdom

July 23, 2012

Last week’s death of my good friend Stephen R. Covey triggers a flood of memories. I first met Stephen in the late 1960s when he and his brother John and I were all faculty members at Brigham Young University.  Though not yet known outside of university and church circles, Stephen was clearly a great thinker.…

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How to Identify the "Real Stuff"

July 16, 2012

Author and leadership superstar Erika Andersen interviewed me on her blog recently. We talked about some of the critical behaviors that enable leaders to be successful in an atmosphere of change. To see the interview, visit Erika’s blog at

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