Are You Taking Personal Accountability?
Many of us try to avoid change, and blame others when it doesn’t go well. The reality is that if we want to lead, we have to be accountable. Owners/managers are responsible to lead change. It doesn’t happen any other way.
In the book “Who Are ‘They’ Anyway,” authors B.J. Gallagher and Steve Ventura have a great list showing how each individual in the company can benefit by adopting a “personal accountability attitude”:
According to Gallagher and Ventura, the most important words of personal responsibility are as follows:
In most situations, it is not “me” but rather “you” that we want to focus on, and we have to get over ourselves and focus on others. But when it comes to personal accountability, the most important person is “me,” and “I” have to take responsibility for what I do or don’t do. I cannot point fingers at you or anyone else. It is up to “ME” to get it done and quit blaming someone else. Are you taking charge of your personal accountability or looking for someone else to blame? That is what separates true leaders from the rest of the pack!