The Accountability Blog
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.
When you take the time to look at what you value as a person you will come up with many items. Each of us has a values fingerprint that is unique from everyone else. If you listed your top 7 values they would have different elements or be prioritized differently from anyone else’s.
A few years back, I was watching the women’s finals tennis match at Wimbledon. The announcer commented about eventual winner Serena Williams’ concentration and focus. He said, “Serena knows how to keep her eyes on the prize.” What a great way of saying what all professionals must do! Most business people don’t achieve their highest possible success because they get distracted. They let unimportant but seemingly urgent tasks and events draw their focus away from
Values, veneration and vision are the three elements of quality leadership. Used individually, your organization can expect to see a minor impact. Used together, these concepts create a powerful synergistic force that can turn failing organizational environments into profitable and marketable companies. This synergistic force is the difference between the organization that will be going out of business and the one that will dominate and lead the industry into the next millennium. Using values, veneration