Welcome to our point of view page, where every month or so we sound off about new insights, inspirations, experiences, old problems with better solutions, our take on what others are saying, and our perspective, plain and simple.

In our experience, accountability based companies don’t happen by chance — they happen by design. And where there’s accountability, there’s trust.

Hopefully, on these pages you’ll find some information, and perhaps some inspiration — all intended to give you an informed point of view on some of the issues and challenges facing today’s business leaders. You may even find some things you can do to build a more accountable work system to deliver your organization’s strategy.

And please, contact us to let us know what you think…


The "C" Suite

A Fine Balance—delivering on short term results and longer term growth

December 14. 2016

We often meet executive teams which are overly focused on delivering short term results at the expense of longer term growth. With the pressure senior executives receive from their boards and shareholders, this short term focus in not surprising. The only real success comes from delivering short term results while delivering long term growth for […]


Three Keys to Operational Excellence

February 16. 2016

So you want your organization to get strong today and build for the future using “operational excellence?” Here are three critical things for Boards, CEO’s and COO’s (Chief Operating Officers) to keep top of mind. A good starting point is to consider the principle that the organization undertaking operational excellence is a complex adaptive human […]


The HR Professional

Defending hierarchy

June 11. 2015

The business press and social media have recently been expounding the virtues some “new” forms of organization design claimed to be more effective and relevant than “traditional” ones (read hierarchical). Predominant of these are Holocracy and Sociocracy. COREinternational truly believes in continuing to study organizations and to seek new paradigms. We are also confident that […]


Accountability vs. Responsibilty

January 15. 2015

“Out of the mouths of clients”   Understanding and implementing an accountability-based-management system requires a clear distinction between the terms accountability and responsibility. This is important since, despite their common use synonymously, a clear definition of what each means in an accountability hierarchy is required for clarity. Recently, in work with Michele Harradence, Vice President, Operations […]