IBM Executive Takes Leadership Personally

Whatever happened to personal accountability and responsibility?

It’s become too easy to point the finger, pass the buck or ask for the handout.  In a world that has conditioned us with ‘easy-way-outs’ and ‘feel good entitlements’, we’ve lost a sense of what it means to take responsibility.

This week’s executive interview spotlights IBM Technology Solutions Leader, Rich Dye.  When asked if there is one ‘life lesson’ he plans to pass on to his children, Dye responds with the following, “Own it. Whatever you do and whatever the result — own it.”

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Very well said.

Read more about the disciplines that are foundational to how Rich approaches leadership at home, in the office, and as he’s busy traveling the globe (as well as a terrific book recommendation!)…..

Click HERE to access the complete interview with Rich Dye.


Journey with us as we go behind the scenes with 24 top executives to learn how they balance the incredible demands of career and family.  If you missed our introductory post on Project 24, be sure to check it out here.

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With over 15 years of experience leading market share growth initiatives of top consumer brands in Fortune 500 and privately-held business environments, Todd Garretson advises and helps organizations identify new growth potential, craft strategy that moves people to action and enhance overall performance.

Having a passion for helping people and organizations to unlock dormant growth potential, Todd writes and speaks for audiences in three core areas: business growth strategy, leadership and personal / professional growth.

Residing in Atlanta, GA with his wife, Lauri, and their four children, weekends and free time are spent with family, coaching youth sports, and sharing his passion for fitness and nutrition.