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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.
Everything rises and falls on leadership. The leader’s energy sets the pace.
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.
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Business executives looking for a competitive advantage today are, more and more, wanting their people to be accountable. The problem is that for some time now society has misunderstood what accountability really is.
Accountability is not a business tool, technique or tactic. Accountability cannot be mandated, dictated or stipulated. Accountability is something that happens on a very visceral level as people learn to really value people and as relationships are built.