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Effective Leadership: 6 Steps to Real Time Accountability

Six steps that leaders can practice to make for a more accountable and more productive work-team, by Meg Manke. Photograph of computers on desk by Marvin Meyer.
Photograph by Marvin Meyer

Six steps that leaders can practice to make for a more accountable and more productive work-team.

Every leader has a dream day scenario of the office. You know the one. You step through the doors of your building at 7:01 a.m. and your team is already there. Every member. And they aren’t just present — they have their heads down and their gears grinding. You take a few more steps, cringing in anticipation of the barrage of “help me fix this” and “you’re just in time” that you are usually greeted with. Instead, on this perfect day you simply get a few “hellos.” You’re

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