I work with leaders every day and focus on helping them build higher trust in their organizations. One observation I have made over the years is that nearly all leaders are passionate about accountability.
They do their best to make sure people in the organization produce the right things in the right ways and hold them accountable for doing so.
Unfortunately, I see very few leaders who are willing to step up to their own accountability. It is just not something that crosses their minds very often.
If something is wrong, they will blame the managers, or supervisors, or suppliers, or workers, or the government, or any other person or thing that is handy for the problems that hold the organization back.
The culture of every organization is created at the top and moves through the organization like water flowing down a mountain stream. If there are problems at…
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