“Black and white” Defined: Involving one idea that is clearly right and another that is clearly wrong, so it is not difficult to make a moral decision. (Source: MacMillan Dictionary) I posted a question on our QBQ! Facebook page and received some surprising responses—at least to me. The question: In your opinion, are employees responsible…

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There are parallel, if not competing, truths existing in my life: The alcoholic home I grew up in shaped me in every way. I am accountable for all of my thoughts, emotions, words, actions, and results. Recently, on our Raising Accountable Kids Facebook page, a follower posted this question:

How do some people manage to change while others never do? . . Good question! But here’s a better one: How can I change me? Every human wrestles with change, so to help us find victory in this arena, we’ll share some key questions that can create change in one’s life. But first, a cautionary note….

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Thanks to Dave Ramsey’s EntreLeadership team for a new QBQ! interview! Click & scroll Lowell, a frustrated headhunter, said to me, “John, do you think Enrico loves black, fizzy water???” It was 1985 and he was trying to sell me on accepting a specific sales position. I was 27, still with my first employer after graduating from Cornell…

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I think fads are the funniest things. Words have mattered since Adam and Eve talked with the snake, yet there’s a movement today focused on choosing a “word for the year.” The goal is to live that word, letting it inspire and guide you. If you’ve done this and it’s helping you live life better, I say, Yea for you!…

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I finally got this concrete out of the Colorado earth—using every tool I own. But at least I had the tools. This image provides us a clear message: People can succeed—and usually do—when they have the right tools. But in this missive, we’re not talking about physical tools like shovels, vehicles, computers, and smart phones—but rather knowledge, skills, and competencies. And…

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This email came to us just the other day. Enjoy! Dear QBQ, Inc.— My manager just took our department through the “Personal Accountability and the QBQ!” training, and I wanted to say thank you! Personal accountability is something I try to integrate into my daily living, but sometimes fail at it. The QBQ! training came…

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I’ve always enjoyed my laptops, getting a new one every couple years. All PC’s, too. Sony, Toshiba, Panasonic, HP, and Asus. During that time, though, many people close to me (you know who you are!) have been Apple fans. Correction: Raving Apple Maniacs. Diehard members of The Cult of Mac, all of them. I’ve never…

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