Ready to jump off the corporate-go-round and do your own thing? Here are the two most common points of coaching I provide to new business owners:
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Accountability is up front ownership for the results you produce. Even if you don’t get the best outcome, you still say, “I own the results of what happened here.”
In case after case in today’s news media the leaders of organizations are asked what they knew about unsavory and unethical acts and when they knew it. “I don’t recall,” seems to be the standard issue response as the legal defense circles its wagons.
The economic failure(s) RESULTED in private profit and socialized debt because betting was made synonymous with investing.
I now have hope that, at the expense of institutions such as Penn State, being shaken to its foundation (well at least the sports department), that the core value of personal accountability is going to come into question BEFORE THE FACT and not as it is playing out now – after the fact.
Everyone wants everyone else to be more personally accountable. That’s nice, but useless.
The economy is a mess, no argument there. The government is to blame? I’m not sure what that means. The government is people, “we the people.” Does that mean “we” are to blame?
An indignant human resource professional wanted me to understand that promoting the idea of employees talking to each other when there was a problem was a bad idea. It was very important they bring the problem they were having with someone else to the HR role.
I often hear the healthcare system in the United States referred to as “the best in the world.” At a patient safety conference I recently attended, what I heard is that “the best in the world” is arrogant.
My daughter came home from school yesterday positively beaming. She had auditioned for the upcoming high school production. It was the singing audition; not her absolute strength. What is clear is that she went all out.
Here is the supposed “contradiction”
What I said was “Everyone has 100% personal accountability available as a theoretical limit.”
The participant hears “We are all 100% accountable.”