There are six things that every accountable leader must know if we’re going to be successful in what we’re trying to do. The first one is that, please know everyone is watching you. Everyone watches the leader; everyone looks to the leader to set the example. How do you dress, how do you act, how hard do you work, when do you show up, where do you park your car. As the leader, we need
The Accountability Blog
Month: March 2012
There are three things that can erode your personal accountability and how you appear to others within the organization and in your personal life. The first is when your actions don’t align with your words. If you say you’re going to do something, then you need to do it. People need to know that you’re responsible. People need to know that you will come through, that you are accountable for the commitments that you’ve made.
Here in the United States, it’s March madness. That’s right. It’s the college basketball tournament where the 65 best teams in the country come together to duke it out and figure out who’s going to be number one. Who’s going to wear the crown? Who’s going to be the top basketball team in the country? Well, guess what. After the first round, there are already an amazingly high number of upsets. It makes me stop
Anyone that rents DVDs has heard of Netflix. Netflix has reinvented the video rental business. Instead of having to go to a store and rent the video and take it home and watch it and then bring it back before it’s too late and you have to pay fees, now, Netflix will just simply mail you your DVD. You watch it; you return it when you want. When you return it, you’ll receive the next
Recently, two flights that were scheduled to land at Regan National around midnight had to abort their landing. They circled, regrouped and then were able to successfully land. What happened? Well, no air traffic controllers responded from the local tower. Was the door locked with the air traffic controller outside or did they fall asleep? No one really knows quite yet. But the airlines had a plan B. They were able to communicate with another
When I work with organizations in an effort to make accountability a significant part of their culture I often hear people say, “I’m accountable but the people around me are not.” Let’s assume for a moment that you are being accountable and do have a challenge with coworkers and teammates. You can serve these people around you by helping them be accountable, and in the end, helping yourself as well. Here are three ideas you