One of the most important concepts I understood early in my career is the willingness for leaders to accept accountability.
Too many times the concept of accountability is a very one-sided mindset. Leaders must hold their people accountable, that’s for sure, but it goes far beyond that. In order for any organization to have full trust, engagement, and synergy, each leader themselves must be open to being held to account for their actions and attitudes.
The book “The Oz Principle” brought accountability in organizations to the front of the list and was correct in doing so. But as with any leading thought, if not fully brought into practice, and not just vogue, these principles will cease to have an impact of any lasting effect.
In my article for Smart Brief on Leadership last year entitled “Leadership Accountability – A Positive, Simple Approach“, one of the themes I identified…
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