Right now, there is a serious need for accountable leaders in all aspects of the world and at all levels of life.
Accountable leaders are responsible for their team and organization.
In reality, accountability goes beyond responsibility.
Accountable leaders have a sense of ownership that has been developed for tasks, decisions and actions. It is intrinsic to each leader and is independent of the outcomes of said tasks, decisions and actions.
Wondering why accountability is so important and how leaders can develop a sense of accountability?
Accountability is important, hard to define and even harder to implement.
1. Get To Know Yourself
I will never cease to repeat that to lead others, you must first lead yourself.
Before you become a leader or an accountable leader, it is also important to know your why.
2. Become Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable
You are going to experience the unexpected, be constantly reviewed under a microscope and have to handle an extreme amount of pressure.
You have to develop enough resilience and determination to seek discomfort and be comfortable with being uncomfortable.
3. Acknowledge Failure
There is no room for victim mentality or the blame game.
Accountable leaders are not victims of their circumstances.
Accountable leaders are willing to acknowledge their past failures. They know when, how and why they failed in the past. Most importantly, they know how to repair their mistakes, forgive themselves and move forward.
4. Understand Your Impact
Accountable leaders know the influence they have on their team and in their organization.
5. Look Out For Temptations
There are so many temptations that come with the money and power of leadership.
6. Create A Culture Of Accountability
To create a culture of accountability, leaders need to:
- Increase employee commitment and engagement.
- Allow employees to make decisions for themselves.
- Build long term trust.
Last Words Of Advice!
You have to be accountable to yourself first before demanding that others are.
Being a mediocre leader is no longer acceptable. You don’t have to stay in a bad situation under bad leadership.
Hope that I’ve helped you get it together on your way to leadership!
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