Holding others accountable can be one of the more challenging conversations you will have in your career once you accept the role of supervisor, manager or leader. This is especially true if you see holding others accountable through the lens of potential conflict.
Do you find yourself wishing you had more time to do your job? How did you end up wishing for more time at the end of practically every work day? To get back on track, consider these 5 tactics.
Sooner or later, we’ve all got some growing up to do. The path to total personal accountability isn’t so easy and understandably so. My own transition tells me this. All the stories clients tell me about moving to a more self-empowered, highly accountable way of being as a leader tells me this.
There is something wonderful about checking off the completion of a task. It puts some people in downright euphoria. Hitting the mark; finishing; creating space to move on to the next thing—it’s a great feeling. A vital component of checking off a “completion” is starting with a clear agreement.
change management manager talks about how he and his team took ownership of the Personal Accountability concepts in The Accountability Experience and put them to good use to clarify roles, improve real teamwork, and create a more positive workplace.
Imagine never being stuck in traffic on that long morning commute. Imagine being able to sit at your desk wearing your slippers and slacks instead of a suit.
Why do you make promises that you can’t keep?
You may think it is because you are short on time but everyone receives the same 24-hours everyday. In an effort to please everyone, you may end up satisfying no one.
This is a wonderful opportunity to have someone you have wanted to share my information with listen in. I love to do these webinars to train others in accountability.
#Accountable New Year practice 1. Commit to “talk to, not about” others in the workplace. Take the problem to the person you are having it with.
Back in my days as a radio news personality a station consultant charged with improving our ratings told the morning team to produce our shows with “health, heart, and pocketbook” in mind. Health, heart and pocketbook were, according to the consultants, what gets and keeps listeners engaged.
Key to self-promotion is being able to demonstrate continuous learning about accountability in the workplace in a way that shows your organization you are increasingly valuable to the enterprise.
You’ve probably been there when the call comes in and someone is asking you to be accountable for activity, not results. It’s frustrating probably like it was for the manager of “a talented young staff member who had joined the department 18 months ago” who got a call from her boss, the Vice President of the Division.