At the start of every project it’s critical to know who has packed Accountability for the trip. If “we all did” that usually means none of us did. “I thought you had the accountability, I thought you did!”
Write a Clear Agreement Look Back and Learn Define Success Clear Agreement One of the most powerful and promotable actions you can take right now is to scan your workload and determine if you are stalled anywhere because you are not clear. Did you leave a group meeting unsure of what your role in a…
We can all agree that being personally accountable is a vital part of contributing to a successful organization or venture. Interested in being more accountable starting TODAY? Practice these 6 simple changes in this 5-minute video and experience increased productivity through personal accountability.
There are many ways to go about remedying a mistake at work, but the most effective way — by far — is to hold yourself accountable for it. When you make a mistake take 5 minutes to center yourself on a way to approach it.
When we conduct our Mindset of Accountability Assessment, there is an important and vital mindset measure that answered truthfully delivers unspeakable power to you and your life.
Item #5 I am totally responsible for my success at work [life].
Think about it. Are you totally responsible for success in your life or do you just think you are?
As we go through life, we find that it’s generally a positive thing to be called “nice” or “well-liked.” However a “nice or well-liked” boss may not always be a good thing. Sometimes it’s easier to “rescue, fix and save” the work of a low performing employee. Want to reverse this practice?
If you are willing to get personal with it, Accountability delivers three things
1. Low stress
3. Work / life satisfaction
The beliefs, attitudes, practices and protocols of the top of the organization are the culture. Get out of your office and stop expecting anything except personal contact with you to make a significant difference. YOU are the culture. If you hide in your office all day or participate in walking around or lunch and learns because that’s what the boss wants, you best move on.
Naming your competence is an incredibly important exercise for every professional. Most work places want you to be competent and have confidence in yourself. It is the most immediate reflection of the business. Every one of us has competence in something(s) and it is vital to be personally accountable for naming your competencies.
If you are challenged by all there is to do on your team and find yourself rescue, fixing and saving much more than you would like to because it all has to be done to meet deadlines and customer expectations it might be time for a Venn diagram time out to SHOW the team that it isn’t just you being overwhelmed or dramatic.
At the end of the day you know yourself and you know your work culture. Just like a pair of shoes you love, the “fit” of who you are in your own skin has probably gotten better over time. Then, just like your favorite pair of shoes, if something wears thin, you may need to polish, or re-sole or completely replace that favorite, comfortable pair of shoes altogether.
Rewarding “not being accountable” more than being accountable lies at the heart of what ails us. How early do we learn about personal accountability, if ever?