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Thanks for setting this topic up for some discussion Sean.  I think there are a lot of really good questions around this issue and I will look forward to what Jason has to say about this topic.  There are also some other folks that I would love to hear from on this topic, and I am going to issue a few “call-outs” before I start scribbling my thoughts on the […]

Joe, Thanks for sharing your thoughts regarding my big question related to why so many companies seem to be doing so many bad things yet reaping good rewards. You make good points relative to the delayed impact of human capital practices like training and leadership and certainly it’s difficult to find causal relationships between those practices and organizational outcomes. But, I don’t think that’s enough of an explanation for me. […]

Jason- I have been struggling with the idea of whether some or all or none of this comes to us naturally. Still not sure where I am at on that, but I would add a different perspective to what you have already outlined. I like the three components you have pointed to and I think that those are all things that can be intentionally baked into an organizational culture and […]

Joe, I think that you are right when you said that we may have a crisis of personal responsibility on our hands. I’ve seen the symptoms of this manifested in a number of ways. When I think about this issue, I quickly jump to the question, “How did we end up like this?” I don’t know if we’ve even had a culture or time in history when personal responsibility was […]

Jason- A couple of quick points that I forgot to include in my original response to your original post…and I hope you had a good weekend and all that other small talk stuff that is supposed to happen between normal people. One- The Responsibility Disconnect Regardless of what the issue or the context, there is almost always a fundamental disconnect in discussions of responsibility, as we each tend to focus […]