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Take the time needed

When we experience relationship challenges, we often want them to be fixed immediately. While we can practice the three recommendations from last week’s post that help us repair a relationship, the process of restoring a relationship can take more time.

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Take the time needed

When we experience relationship challenges, we often want them to be fixed immediately. While we can practice the three recommendations from last week’s post that help us repair a relationship, the process of restoring a relationship can take more time.

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Key #5: Send individual emails

If you are trying to inspire accountability, one of the best ways to do it is to make it personal. When we are personally asked to participate, provide feedback or follow through with what we say we are going to

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Key #4: Set a deadline

We all work on deadlines – even if they are sometimes arbitrary. If we ask our coalition members to respond when they can, they may never respond. And who can blame them? Does anyone really have “extra time?”  If we

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Key #3: Be Realistic

One of the most common reasons we struggle with accountability in coalition work is that we are not realistic about what to expect others to do. Discerning what is realistic for staff, leaders and volunteers can vary considerably depending upon

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Key #2: Identify win-win opportunities

When you are asking someone to do something that helps them achieve their own goals and interests, you are MUCH more likely to get them to follow-through. Rather than one more thing to put on the to-do list – one

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Key #1: Set the Example

Setting the example is the most powerful way to encourage accountability. If we want our coalitions, partnerships, teams, workgroups or councils to follow-through, we have to do what we say we are going to do. When we are unable to

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10 Keys to Accountability

Let’s face it. It is really easy to say “yes” in our coalition work but holding ourselves, our leaders and our members accountable is challenging. It’s not that we don’t want to follow through, it’s just that there are so

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Create rituals

How do you start your day? What things do you do to begin working? When do you transition from work to other areas of life? Rituals are habits and practices that help you transition from one area of life to

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Practice “no”

As much as we may want to say “yes,” every “yes” is an automatic “no” to someone else. Rather than being overwhelmed and allowing every urgent deadline to determine what you do, practice saying “no” ahead of time. Although my

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10 Keys to Accountability

No one wants to talk about it (and we did – check out Part 1 and Part 2 Masterclasses!) but accountability is an important aspect of coalition building and trust building. When some people are held accountable and others are

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Eight Elements of Effective Meetings

As we head into Spring (and the same thing happens in the Fall), we are facing meetings in every area of our lives! If you are leading groups of volunteers, there is likely a window of a few months in

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Trust: How do you build it?

Last week, we highlighted the importance of trust in coalition building. We can easily say “trust” is important or we want more “trust” in our coalition, but actually building trust takes time and intentionality. Building trust = building and maintaining

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