Improving your team's accountability isn't a real outcome, and it's not something you can force on anyone. What you really want is for your team to attain the outcomes you believe your organization needs to thrive.
Our entire concept of accountability begins at the breakdown. When one of your team members fails to deliver the required outcome, it's time to put on your leadership pants and "hold them accountable." But where were your leadership pants before the breakdown? We have the concept of accountability backward. It starts with the leader. Leaders are there to empower their team members to be accountable for the commitments they make. If your team members are regularly told what and how to do things, leadership is the problem... It's you!
You can't help someone stay accountable to a commitment they didn't make. Period.
If you're still reading, it's because your team members aren't delivering the outcomes you believe are necessary. You have two choices: continue doing the same thing over and over, expecting a different result, or... Learn how to "Build a Culture of Accountability."
About This Talk
Join J. Scott, the Founder of 120VC, as he flips the script on the usual blame game. Forget the worn-out approach of holding people accountable; instead, learn how to lead your team to actually get the outcomes you need. The talk covers using effective language, getting team buy-in, cultivating solid commitments, and helping team members stay on track. J. Scott doesn't just talk the talk; he's the expert at getting teams to "Get Shit Done." Ready to ditch the blame game and start leading? Sign up now and find out.