A tripwire is a passive triggering mechanism. Typically, a wire or cord is attached to some device for detecting or reacting to physical movement. From this basic meaning, several extended and metaphorical uses of the term have developed.
No is an empowering word. It’s an honest word. Finding the power to say no could be the very thing that makes you more successful.
The fastest way to abdicate your personal responsibility and totally lose personal power, is to get mad. I see executives do it all the time. Parents too.
The size of the government conundrum falls right into my area of expertise: Accountability. Specifically management training in the area of accountability education.
If you use the phrase “shared responsibilities” or “shared accountability” you do not understand accountability in a way that releases its full force and power for the betterment of yourself and your company.
The fact that there are 24 hours in a day is lost on many. Getting lost in “social media” or being pulled into every possible distraction so as to lose your accountability to deadlines not to mention quality of work seems to be the norm.
Two of the most important words to be said to each other in a work place in which accountability if firmly established in the culture are “by when?” Do you recognize this scenario that a colleague recently experienced?
In a competitive work environment, getting the business and doing the work, or providing your service and keeping your job, is not at all straight forward. In teaching management accountability one has to remember that there are many moving parts.
While teaching management accountability, I recently found myself lecturing the group about how much they insisted on doing the “I ain’t good enough” cha, cha, cha.
To hear it, see it, feel it, use the power of it…ACCOUNTABILITY is an amazing tool for change in individuals and organizations.
The concept of team accountability and how that works (or doesn’t) became magnificently clear when a coaching client told me this story.
We all know intuitively that the problem of low personal accountability starts individually, but for leaders, consider that leadership is a bankrupt concept without personal accountability; we are fooling ourselves not to see it.