What you do consistently determines what you achieve. The Accountable Leader™ knows what to consistently focus on and that always revolves around the people they lead.
When we stop judging others and start working on ourselves then we position ourselves to better serve the people around us and be accountable to them.
An elected official on national television blatantly denies something when asked, only to have to backtrack the next day as the truth comes out. Another elected official has over 70% of their statements documented as “not true”. Social media outlets overflow with false news. Does the truth not matter to anyone anymore? Can accountability exist in our post-truth world?
Do we not know we’re being lied to or do we just not care? Recently when I mentioned the amount of lies produced by one candidate the person I was speaking with said, “I just think that all politicians lie. That’s just the way it is.”
If enough people lie, then it’s okay?
The privilege of leadership is directly connected to honor and service. Honor flows to the leader because of the impact they have had on the organization and the people they lead.
The Accountable Leader is responsible for the spirit of the organization. It is that spirit that will attract, motivate and provide growth for the organization.
There is no such thing as self-leadership. There is self-development and personal growth but self-leadership doesn’t exist.
Everything rises and falls on leadership. The leader’s energy sets the pace.
We make commitments every day but many times we do not stop to think about the seriousness and the consequences that go along with these commitments.
Business executives looking for a competitive advantage today, want their people to be accountable. The problem is that for some time now society has misunderstood what accountability really is.
We hear it all the time. “I want my kids to be more accountable.” “I wish my people would be more accountable.” “They should be more accountable.” We tend to focus on our need for the people around us to be accountable. The truth is that only when we choose to be accountable will the people in our personal and professional lives be accountable.
All too often we want in others what we don’t have in ourselves. Accountability is no different.