It is only the commitment from the leader to their people that creates accountability in the leader. That’s what creates the desire to be accountable in the people they lead: 100% commitment from the top. That’s what inspires people to thrive, grow to be their best, and, in the process, help the organization to grow to be its best. Commitment is what makes the greatest journeys possible.
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.
Just because the Republican majority Senate doesn’t want to discuss a Supreme Court Candidate from a Democrat President in the last year of his team doesn’t mean they should or can shirk their commitment to the constitution that charges them to approve or disapprove the candidate. Commitment means doing your job even if you don’t want to.
Accountability shows up in many places and in many ways. Accountability is easy to recognize when someone does what they tell you they are going to do. The lack of accountability is also easy to distinguish when someone fails to deliver on their promise. But, what does accountability have to do with a 10 year old girl helping rescue workers communicate with a deaf woman trapped in a car? Everything!