In this Q&A interview with Linda Galindo, she gives the straight truth about personal accountability – a prominent topic in corporate culture consulting.
The word “shared” in an activity that requires personal accountability and ownership for results without fault, blame or guilt causes a problem. “Let’s share the decision making on this.” How about let’s not!
If “It’s just easier to do it myself” is common when you think about holding someone accountable you are wearing a neon sign that reads — “UNDER PERFORMERS WELCOME HERE”. Yep, that’s right, you are very likely attracting what you most complain about when you rescue, fix and save.
The CEO of an organization had asked me to come speak to his Board about accountability and how, as a value, accountability plays a role in lowering stress, increasing productivity and ensuring job satisfaction for employees. I was to be the featured speaker of the Board’s retreat. The night before the main session, the Board…
Struggle, struggle, toil and trouble. Leaders, managers, supervisors, colleagues, co-workers, subordinates running from the power of holding others accountable. Why?
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?
There is one leadership quality that has no regard for the position, title, or level of authority you hold in an organization. That one leadership quality is personal accountability.
The exhilaration, the pay off, the understanding that every contact counts is unmistakable with practice. As you practice being selfish to take care of yourself first, and say no in the short-term to give someone full attention in the long-term you will come to the final step to being a great mentor and collaborator.
At its core being a woman business owner, an entrepreneur, an idea generator, a service provider it boils down to living a life of creation every single day.