What Being Accountable Can Mean For Your Business Success


Julie Ann Sullivan here, your visionary leader for the day.  Today I am going to share with you ideas about how being more accountable creates more success.

Imagine what it would be like to work in an environment where no one did what they said they would do? Maybe you’ve worked in a place like that.  It’s pretty frustrating, right?  Especially if you’re the responsible type.

Accountability is the willingness to accept responsibility for your actions.  You might think that this idea of accountability only comes into play when someone else doesn’t follow through on their commitment to you, or the team, or the company.  But what if you change your perspective and look at that word to be synonymous with responsibility.  Then being accountable for outcomes gives you the opportunity to take credit for a job well done.

If you did work in a place where no one was accountable, you’d live and work in a world without any assurances. It would be almost impossible to plan a day if you had no reasonable confidence that, at the very least, people would show up and complete their tasks. Think about this….how does your company build practices to create a culture where people feel like accountability is assumed, welcomed and rewarded.  Think of accountability as a skill, which means with the opportunity to learn more about what that means mixed in with practice, it can be improved upon.

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