Look up the word “accountability” in a Thesaurus—very instructive. I often look up words that interest me to see what thought threads exist in their various meanings. Finding a word’s opposite meaning is also amazingly instructive. It often gives you a completely different take on how to use the word in question and sheds light on the power inherent in its meaning.
Archive for September, 2006
Teamwork. Here we go again…….more Rah Rah – right????
Have you ever heard the expression “they eat their own?” It is one of those sayings that has been borrowed from the world of Nature. It usually describes some member of the animal or insect family who either eat their children or eat each other. When used for Human analogy, it is not a compliment. And, when used to describe a company….stay away!
What gives our decisions power and credibility?
Is it primarily deliberation and analysis? If so, our ability to access reams of data is surely a boon. Yet, to me, it doesn’t look like anyone, anywhere (being a little political here…) is making much better judgments than they did years ago—before we had access to digital data. Maybe…..our conversion rates using all that data are not much higher than they were when we were strictly analog and using the printed data cards Lester often talks about.