“It’s never been more important for leaders to take responsibility and drive accountability. Unfortunately, in too many organizations those are just words. Grimshaw and Baron provide practical guidance on how to translate these ideas into authentic actions.”
There are three kinds of employees: Some are Saints; they’re always accountable. Some are Sinners; they’re never accountable. But most are Save-ables; sometimes they make good choices, sometimes they don’t. What makes the diff erence? Leadership without Excuses has the answers.
Jeff Grimshaw and Gregg Baron help you put an end to the Save-ables’ poor choices and excuse-making—and convert them into Saints. The secret is to communicate clear and credible expectations, create compelling consequences, and lead conversations grounded in reality.
In order to save the Save-ables, you need to:
- BOOST THE CLARITY AND CREDIBILITY OF YOUR HIGH EXPECTATIONS
- REWARD WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE MORE OF—AND STOP TOLERATING WHAT YOU DON’T
- PROMOTE PERSONAL OWNERSHIP WHILE STRETCHING YOUR PEOPLE
- TAP INTO HIDDEN SOURCES OF MOTIVATION
- USE YOUR AUTHORITY EFFECTIVELY— BUT WISELY
- TREAT MISTAKES AS INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL
- PREVENT EXCUSES BEFORE THEY HAPPEN