Does everyone (including you) take ownership for what you’re supposed to or have agreed to do? Or, does your team (and you) spend your time coming up with masterful, highly creative, and sometimes best-selling fictional excuses for why things didn’t get done as planned, or on time?
Getting stuff done through and with other people is what we leaders get paid for. Period. Yes, we also have to create an engaged team and happy customers and grow revenue and keep an eye on costs, etc.; however, this is all done through and with other people. And that means getting stuff actually done, and showing leadership accountability.
Without getting into a lot of the details of getting stuff done, here is my model for instilling leadership accountability in your team:
Being a leader that is known for getting stuff done makes you a hot commodity in the world we live in, where 80% (at best) of people are living in mediocre results.
Robert Murray is a Vancouver, BC based Business Strategy Consultant, #1 Best Selling Author, International Keynote Speaker, and TEC Top Speaker of the Year for 2018. For further advice, insight and inspiration on how to unlock your inner leader, follow Robert on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.
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