Many organizations focus so much on how their employees are going to treat the customer that they make a classic mistake: They fail to address the equally important issue of how the organization’s people treat each other. Leaders in these companies often overlook one of the secret weapons of accountability in the workplace … namely, transparency.
Accountability and lying never go together. Accountability and truth go together. Lack of truth, fake news and alternative facts are flooding us. This barrage has eroded accountability in our society. What makes this really serious is that this barrage of lying is coming from leadership. Rediscover what accountability is based on and understand the slope we are sliding down.
Politicians are not willing to stand up for what they believe and voted on. The truth is that we want political leaders who will say what they believe and then stay the course. We want to support someone who is resolute in what they believe. We want to back someone who is accountable and keeps their commitments to themselves and the people they serve.