Leaders are like music. They have the ability to affect our lives in ways we never stop to think about. They have the power to shape our lives for success or failure. We always remember when we were led by a great leader.
Second only to its people, the culture is the most important asset an organization has. The values are determined by the leader which shapes the culture and environment that produces a successful positive climate to work. Whatever the leader tolerates in the culture will become the norm.
When you help someone be accountable both parties benefit. When you hold someone accountable it’s one-sided. When you help someone be accountable you get a result and through the experience the person grows.
Accountability is always about the people. Discover the connection to valuing people and being accountable.
If we don’t demand the truth we cannot also expect accountability to be present. When we stop setting the expatiation of honesty chaos presents itself. It may not be popular or easy to confront someone but settling for anything less than the absolute and compete truth creates a culture where anything goes.
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All to often we hear someone say, “You have to hold them accountable.” Or we hear a leader say, “I’m going to hold you accountable.” The truth is that it should never be about holding people accountable. We, as leaders, should be helping people be accountable. There is a big difference between the two.
Why are some organizations such frantic places to work and others calm, peaceful and highly productive? Ultimately it comes down to one thing.
The Accountable Leader knows that it is never about them. It is always about people. It is critical to get to know the people you lead so you can discover their potential and lead them to it.
We are accountable to keep our commitments to people. Accountability always involves people and relationships. How we see people will determine if we are accountable to them.