The message of how business leaders deal with their lack of accountability would be comical if it was not so tragic having impacted so many who made the choice to go along with an unaffordable mortgage or who were outright swindled.
If you want prosperity, and to shape a business climate and its ultimate social impact, you take ownership of participation at every level; you understand culture integration.
Accountability education provides tools for self-empowerment and that means you don’t have to wait for someone else to change in order for the value of personal accountability to be realized immediately.
If you are going to attract collaborators they will be the ones who do not rescue, fix and save under performance. Rather they will coach and mentor competence or make the decision quickly that it’s not a fit.
A gigantic shift in who is managing health is underway. It is the same kind of shift that accountability education creates in an organization. Lower cost, increased quality and outcomes, and top to bottom ownership for results. Exciting!
Working smarter is a great stress reducer. As the quality of your work goes up, you become a great example to others whether you are the boss or not. You’ll be known as the hard worker that isn’t always robbing time from your personal life, and that is the ultimate in “smart.”
The expectation of leaders needs to be that are accountable and not make excuse makers. Accountability is ownership for results, good or bad. Accountability is learning what can be done so the same bad outcome is not repeated.
A blamer is a loser. A leader can articulate the problem and then what solution is being applied with transparency. It would not be the usual fare in a story like this, but the possibility is exciting.
Here’s a headline, “America turns off media discourse that lacks civility for two full days, refusing to watch.”
We can easily see the fault in others but that is a waste of time and energy. Instead we need to identify the goal or the problem and ask. “What can I do?”
Organizations don’t need any more initiatives, they need skilled leaders to identify bullying behavior, have a no –tolerance policy and then actually hold people accountable for the way they interact. That’s The Straight Truth.
With all the emphasis on employee engagement these days, be accountable for your own engagement and if you can’t get there with a control freak for a boss, get going!