What does it mean to you to be "held accountable?"
Most people hear the word “accountability” and instantly go on the defense. What I’m learning is that accountability is nothing to be afraid of. In fact, it should be embraced.
Most of the time when you hear someone talk about accountability in business, it’s because there hasn’t been enough of it in some situation.
Your business performs poorly, a client cancels a big account, problems develop, etc.
If you want to be the very best, you have to let go of that subconscious fear and set goals, then constantly work toward them while holding yourself and your team accountable.
Measure everything, meet with your employees regularly to ensure they are meeting goals, and adjust processes and systems when necessary.
You and your employees are a team. When one person wins, you all win, your customers win, your community wins, etc. Accountability is a key component of any winning team.
Alternatively, when one person fails due to a lack of accountability, the whole team is affected. Morale drops, tensions rise, production goes down, and success can seem unattainable.
Take responsibility as a leader and make sure you’re holding yourself and your team accountable.
Need to be held accountable? Email [email protected] with a goal and deadline, my team will follow up with you as you approach your deadline to hold you to it.