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Accountability

How Do I Make My Team More Accountable - Start Here

David Dye | Posted 01.14.2015 | Business
David Dye

The CEO had caught me in the hallway, looked around to make sure she wasn't overheard, and nearly shouted, "I'm so tired of this - people need to be more accountable!"

Failure to Launch: The Federal Plan for Higher Education Accountability

Robert C. Pianta | Posted 01.08.2015 | Education
Robert C. Pianta

We are well aware of the critiques of higher education, and with the cost of college rising faster than health care, it should come as no surprise parents and taxpayers feel they are not getting their money's worth.

Children's Rights...Any of Our Business?

Badr Jafar | Posted 01.05.2015 | Business
Badr Jafar

When Malala Yousafzai collected her World's Children's Prize in Stockholm last month, she donated her prize money to help rebuild schools in Gaza.

How Not to Reinvent the Wheel in College Accountability

Gary A. Olson | Posted 12.28.2014 | College
Gary A. Olson

At a well-publicized speech in Buffalo, New York on August 22, 2013, President Barack Obama announced that he would create a plan for sweeping reform of higher education. The details were sketchy, but the projected plan would institute a rating system of colleges and universities nationwide.

Accountability for the Top 95 Percent

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 12.11.2014 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Moving to a focus on evidence-based reform will not solve all of the contentious issues about accountability, but it could help us focus the reform conversation on how to move forward the top 95% of teachers and schools -- the ones who teach 95% of our kids -- and how to put accountability in proper proportion.

3 Thoughts on Torture Following the Release of the SSCI Report on Torture 2014

Kristen Breitweiser | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics
Kristen Breitweiser

If we as a nation do not demand accountability for the truth revealed in this report, then how can we ever make sure that such immoral, illegal, evil acts (or worse) will not be repeated in the future? Accountability sets a strong and undeniable deterrence factor.

Make a Decision... Make It Count!

Amy Oraefo | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Oraefo

Remember, the past is the past and it should stay there. Leave the disappointments behind. Resolve to learn from failure, but never let it define you. Evolve and challenge others around you to do the same.

Battleground Main Street: The Trust War

Mark Coleman | Posted 12.05.2014 | Impact
Mark Coleman

The issue has become too big for us to ignore. American's have become less trusting of big business, big government, and big media. But what is most alarming is an intensifying loss of faith in each other.

A Ferguson Window: 'Get the F Off the Street'

Eli S. McCarthy | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics
Eli S. McCarthy

Wilson and aspects of police culture need to be held accountable for their role in this process including Wilson's very minimal de-escalation efforts. Such accountability is an actual human need of anyone involved in a process of harm.

5 Ways to Raise the Accountability Bar Inside Your Company

David Finkel | Posted 01.26.2015 | Business
David Finkel

It's one thing to create a grand plan to grow your company, it is a whole other thing to get your team consistently executing.

A Path Beyond the Opt-Out Movement

Kevin Welner | Posted 01.21.2015 | Education
Kevin Welner

Reforms like test-based accountability give us the feeling of doing something--of demanding excellence--without providing the capacity to achieve our goals. Continuing down that path will continue to leave us disappointed. But, opt-out or no opt-out, that's where we're still headed.

Strengthening Children's Rights Through Better Data

Dr. Jody Heymann | Posted 01.20.2015 | World
Dr. Jody Heymann

Pop quiz: Will secondary school be free for your children? Do all girls and boys have access to health care? Are children and youth protected from hazardous labor? Are there any exceptions to these rules? Are you sure?

Are You Showing Up?

Kristen Noel | Posted 01.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristen Noel

Are you showing up for yourself? For others? If you can't show up for yourself, there's no point trying to do it for someone else. Start with asking, what feels right in my heart? What do YOU need?

85 Million Children Work in Dangerous Conditions: Are Governments Fulfilling Their Promise to Prevent This?

Dr. Jody Heymann | Posted 01.13.2015 | Impact
Dr. Jody Heymann

In countries around the world, kids work in gold mines, salt mines, and stone quarries--while millions more toil in fields, factories, or construction sites.

Management: Your Version, Your Team's Version, and the Truth

Alex and Cadey Charfen | Posted 01.12.2015 | Small Business
Alex and Cadey Charfen

There are very few people, if any, who like being micromanaged. The discrepancy between managing and micromanaging is simple, a perspective difference -- the perspective of the business owner and perspective of the team members.

Childhood: Where Trust Is Born or Torn

Mark Coleman | Posted 01.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Coleman

Trust is a foundation of all individual and social relationships. Whether you ultimately trust yourself to be able to catch the ball, or put trust into others to guide your ongoing development, trust is an essential element of personal growth and success.

Using the Data Revolution for Mutual Accountability & Transparency in the Era of Sustainable Development

Dr. Paul Zeitz | Posted 01.04.2015 | Impact
Dr. Paul Zeitz

Recognizing that we as global citizens, are, at a critical inflection point in global sustainable development, in the design and implementation of data revolution 2.0, to ensure better data for better programming, delivery and mutual accountability.

Where's the Accountability?

Sam Inglot | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics
Sam Inglot

The department might as well have set a filing cabinet of public records on fire or shoved hundreds of pages of communications through a paper shredder. In this case, someone pressed delete and the public's right to know went completely out the window.

Development Folks, What Can We Learn From the Private Sector?

Jeff Thindwa | Posted 01.03.2015 | World
Jeff Thindwa

If governments, service providers, and donors learned from the private sector and treated recipients of public services like actual customers, greater sustainable development could be achieved.

Rotten Apples? It May Be the Principal of the Thing

Randy Turner | Posted 01.03.2015 | Education
Randy Turner

To far too many of those who are making the decisions in our nation's schools, teachers are interchangeable parts; one is just as good as another. If they weren't smart enough to get out of the classroom and get into a higher paying job, they deserve whatever they get.

Impossible Goals and My Quest to Lose 175 Pounds

Don McNay | Posted 01.01.2015 | Business
Don McNay

Some people think aiming to lose 175 pounds is insane. For me, it is the only way to get there. When I've set "impossible" goals in a business setting, I've always made them. I get excited and motivated. Small goals don't interest me at all.

It's Time for Youth and Governments to Fall in Love

Ravi Kumar | Posted 12.21.2014 | World
Ravi Kumar

Throughout history, young people have used protests to hold governments accountable. Now, their roles in governments are front and center.

"Stop Killing Us" Say Strong Youth Leaders in Ferguson, Missouri's Weekend of Resistance to Police Brutality

Ann Wright | Posted 12.20.2014 | Black Voices
Ann Wright

During the Weekend of Resistance, activists joined many actions planned by the youth organizers. On Friday, October 10, despite an intense rainstorm, hundreds marched in Clayton, Missouri demanding that the county prosecutor step down.

High Maintenance? Your Days Might Be Numbered!

Hans Hickler | Posted 12.20.2014 | Business
Hans Hickler

We have an obligation, a business plan to deliver. We hire people to achieve and lead certain pieces of that plan. It is the only reason we hire people -- to help us achieve the goals to which we have committed.

What Exactly Is the 'Real World'?

Steve Nelson | Posted 12.15.2014 | Education
Steve Nelson

Real maturity is when one comes full circle, realizing that imagination, romance and ideals are the "real world." The other stuff is only a tedious interlude to endure until you regain your perspective.