For teamwork to work, all team members — and the executive to which the team reports — must know exactly what kind of team they’re on.
This past week I’ve had the pleasure of working on the island of Guam, as I’ve come alongside a wonderful healthcare organization called “TakeCare”. I am again reminded of the inherent value that high levels of personal accountability play within any organization, no matter where it is found on planet earth.
Are you working an environment where people are constantly gossiping, blaming others and expecting others to do work on your behalf? Does it seem as though your organization has past the point of no return?
Are you afraid of holding your employees accountable because you don’t want to be thought of as mean or not compassionate? Many workplace leaders fear that enforcing high standards will lead to conflict.
When the best performers in your organization are asked to do the “left over” work of an under performing colleague no amount of pay raises or bonuses are likely to keep them in your organization.
Does your department do better when the boss is on vacation? Do you love it when your manager is away at meeting or a conference? In many work places, employees report that the environment is not only better BUT that they are also considerably more productive when the boss is not present.
In the face of “not enough hours in a day” what could possibly be the rationale for looking someone in the eye and saying “Yes, I will do that,” knowing that you can’t get to it without sacrificing the quality of what is already on your plate…?
I love a beautiful low maintenance garden, the kind of garden that grows without stealing too much of my time.
The world of gardening is a lot like the world of managing people.
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.
Success is a wonderful thing! But remaining successful in business can be much more difficult than actually achieving success in the first place. Avoid these top seven mistakes that are lurking in the bushes waiting to jump out at you.
If you’ve visited Accountability – “The Straight Truth” blog lately you will have noticed more than a few changes. We’re embarking on a serious upgrade because we believe that the message of “personal accountability” is both universal and important.