QBQ! Blogs

Accountability: Can Feelings Be Wrong?

“Feelings just are” is a famous phrase that popped up some years ago. The intent was good—it’s okay to be frustrated, disappointed, and hurt. Pendulums

Enabling: Does Compassion Ever Cross the Line?

A phenomenon I’ve noticed:  People who embrace the QBQ! book’s message of Personal Accountability—and refuse to engage in victim thinking—sometimes support other folk’s victim-itis. Even though they agree

Marriage: Learning, Growth, and Change

 Got marriage? Karen and I do—almost 43 years. And this marriage is in its best shape ever.  Is your marriage healthy? We weren’t for a long

Only 199 Words: Eliminate “Yeah, buts”

Super succinct! Dive in … Yeah-but-itis is a negative habit that looks and sounds like this: A CEO apologizes for layoffs yet people question, “Yeah,

13 Consequences of Blame

Only when individuals engage in accountability, responsibility, and on-the-job ownership, will the very real dragons of finger-pointing, culprit-seeking, and blame be slain. This is when

The Holidays: 21 Things NOT To Do

  The holidays can be an exceptional time of year—or not. The difference lies with us. Avoid these 21 traps to have an outstanding finish