Think Positive

Connors, Roger; Smith, Tom
June 2010
Leadership Excellence Essentials;Jun2010, Vol. 27 Issue 6, p9
The article offers information on how to transform accountability through positive thinking. It states that there are 4 essential steps to see the transformation, including seeing, owning, solving and doing. It says that employees must listen to others' perspectives and acknowledge reality, and must connect the circumstances they face and the actions already taken. Employees are advised to define how to obtain results and require people to follow through on commitments. It claims that through the four steps a culture of accountability can be built.


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