Following through on the commitment “It’s all of us.”
When a leader commits to the value I call “It’s all of us,” that leader is personally committing to a rewarding relationship with every single member of the team.
These leaders have the attitude of “We succeed together; we fail together; we are all on the journey together.” They know that if one person looks good, the whole team looks good … and if one person looks bad, the whole team looks bad. They are willing to connect with, engage with, and support everyone on the team, regardless of rank, because they know that is part of the process of building something that is bigger than they are. The accountable leader knows their commitment to that value of “It’s all of us! is contagious – everyone on the team picks up on it and tries to emulate it – and they know that “It’s all of us” reinforces the essential reality that accountability in the workplace is all about relationships.