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What does it mean to have accountability?

What does it mean to have accountability?

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What do people mean when they say they are accountable?

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Depending on who you ask, accountability may have a wide variety of definitions. However, when it comes to business, its fundamental meaning remains the same – doing what you say you are going to do and getting your team to do the same.

Personal accountability stems from integrity and the ability to carry out self-introspection with utmost honesty and sincerity. It is all about holding yourself to the same standard as you would hold someone else, especially when you’re spending your resources on them. In colloquial terms, accountability is keeping your word.

Why Accountability Matters?

Enhanced Productivity

If you are successful in holding yourself and your team accountable to the commitments you have made. You are more likely to get things done on time. Without being accountable, you are also going to drop the ball. This will not be a good reflection on you and your team. Accountability pushes you to do more.

Keeping Your Promises

Individual and collective accountability also helps you become an honest person with robust integrity. It enables you to keep most of your promises and meet or exceed the commitments you have made. That develops your character and you are recognised as someone who is trustworthy – an individual people can rely on.

Build Loyalty

Being accountable isn’t just for the sake of hitting your business goals, it also has a far-reaching positive impact on how people around you feel about you and respond to you. If you build your reputation as someone who is known to keep his or her word, people are more likely to be loyal and rally behind you.

Saves Time

Usually, at work, a lot of time gets wasted due to procrastination and tons of distractions. But when you are committed to the promises you have made, you are more likely to keep your focus on what needs to be done. Accountability allows you to achieve more in less time turning you into an employee with an amazing work ethic.

Make More Money

There is no rocket science here. When you’re working hard, making most of your time and resources, and holding yourself and your team members accountable. You will increase your productivity which means better appraisals, increments and salary raises.

Exploring New Opportunities

When you are focused on completing the task within the promised time frame, you will automatically try to find out ways you can increase your work efficiency. This will help you in identifying better and more effective solutions. Also, this will contribute towards acquiring qualitative experience which is invaluable across all industries.

Find an Accountability Partner

While it’s easy to talk about accountability, it’s not that easy to implement. You’ve to battle against your developed habits and mend your ways in a fundamental manner. So you get to the point where you can hold yourself accountable. Moreover, during a normal workday, there is a range of distractions such as gossiping, longer breaks, and unnecessary and unproductive meetings. So, this usually goes unnoticed and eats up your time. This directly affects your productivity and ability to be accountable.

That’s why it’s a good idea to bring in an accountability partner, a person who can keep a regular check on you. This person will also encourage you to complete the required tasks within the committed time frame. As far as your team is concerned, assign the tasks in such a way that there’s an interconnected dependency. It means that “Person B” can’t proceed until “Person A” finishes the first part. This initiates a chain reaction as there’s inherent accountability built into this method.

Darren Finkelstein

Author – Who is this bloke?


Darren Finkelstein – The Accountability Guy® is an Accountability Coach, Business Advisor, Mentor & Author/Speaker.

Darren works with high-performing individuals and teams to get results, achieve their wildest dreams and smash their goals by leveraging over 30-years of experience both in the corporate world and in small business.

Darren is a successful entrepreneur, winning the Australian Entrepreneur of the year award for Dent Global. He built a wonderful lifestyle business which he successfully sold and exited after 15-years.

Before all of this, Darren worked for Apple for 10-years as ‘Manager of Commercial Markets’, during the inspirational Steve Jobs era and was awarded the prestigious Golden Apple Award during his time there.

Darren offers accountability at all levels, there are no excuses just action and results. 

  • Read his newest book: The Accountability Advantage – Play your best game
  • Complete Darren’s D.I.Y online program called: Accountability Made Easy
  • Engage Darren privately, through his popular One-On-One Sessions where he works with you and/or your team to implement and execute your plans to hit your goals. These private client sessions can be conducted via Zoom or face-to-face (subject to his travel policy) and COVID.
  • For groups of 3-7 px, Darren offers Group Accountability Forums for your team(s), networking group, alumni or project team. This is a shared learning environment and the strength of group accountability is very powerful indeed.
  • Darren is a great Speaker to hire him for your next event, workshop or conference. Face-to-face or virtually, he's truly engaging.

What Do You Need Help With?

  • Are you working hard but still not achieving your goals?
  • Are you feeling so overwhelmed, it’s overwhelming?
  • Do you need some direction on how to get your business to the next stage?
  • Perhaps, you are high-performing and successful and want to juggle more balls in the air at once?

Accountability is the superpower that you must harness.

You have so much to gain and nothing to lose! There is NO downside for you whatsoever by taking action. If you do nothing, it’s exactly the same as sticking your head in the sand and hoping it goes away. HOPE will not fix the situation, in fact, doing nothing just makes it worse, but you knew that...

You must take action now, otherwise, tomorrow’s result will be exactly the same as today’s. Implementation and execution are key and I’ll ensure you follow the plan and you meet your deadlines. After all, that is what true accountability is all about. Together, we can achieve your goals; you’ll meet your commitments and promises that you’ve made to others and most importantly, to yourself. You can’t do it alone.

Maintaining your current status quo, only means that you’ll miss important opportunities to make money. You’ll let people down, especially those that are important people to you, and that just pisses people off.

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Question
After reading this, how likely are you to achieve your GOALS, promises, obligations and commitments alone?
Unlikely I suspect.... without assistance.

Book your FREE Unboxing Session with
Darren Finkelstein – The Accountability Guy®

Together we’ll examine exactly where you’re at, what’s worked and what hasn’t. We’ll take a look at your priorities to set the path moving forward.


Each Unboxing Session includes
  • 45-60 min obligation-free Zoom call to discuss your goals, promises and commitments
  • Examine your priorities
  • Review your ‘To-Do List’ and we’ll dig-in to how you will implement
  • Together, we will create a plan and set timelines

Click here to book your free session.

 

Book your FREE Unboxing Session with
Darren Finkelstein – The Accountability Guy®

Together we’ll examine exactly where you’re at, what’s worked and what hasn’t. We’ll take a look at your priorities to set the path moving forward.


Each Unboxing Session includes
  • 45-60 min obligation-free Zoom call to discuss your goals, promises and commitments
  • Examine your priorities
  • Review your ‘To-Do List’ and we’ll dig-in to how you will implement
  • Together, we will create a plan and set timelines

Click here to book your free session.

 

Darren Finkelstein

Author – Who is this bloke?

Darren Finkelstein – The Accountability Guy® is an Accountability Coach, Business Advisor, Mentor & Author/Speaker.

Darren works with high-performing individuals and teams to get results, achieve their wildest dreams and smash their goals by leveraging over 30-years of experience both in the corporate world and in small business.

Darren is a successful entrepreneur, winning the Australian Entrepreneur of the year award for Dent Global. He built a wonderful lifestyle business which he successfully sold and exited after 15-years.

Before all of this, Darren worked for Apple for 10-years as ‘Manager of Commercial Markets’, during the inspirational Steve Jobs era and was awarded the prestigious Golden Apple Award during his time there.

Darren offers accountability at all levels, there are no excuses just action and results. 

  • Read his newest book: The Accountability Advantage – Play your best game
  • Complete Darren’s D.I.Y online program called: Accountability Made Easy
  • Engage Darren privately, through his popular One-On-One Sessions where he works with you and/or your team to implement and execute your plans to hit your goals. These private client sessions can be conducted via Zoom or face-to-face (subject to his travel policy) and COVID.
  • For groups of 3-7 px, Darren offers Group Accountability Forums for your team(s), networking group, alumni or project team. This is a shared learning environment and the strength of group accountability is very powerful indeed.
  • Darren is a great Speaker to hire him for your next event, workshop or conference. Face-to-face or virtually, he's truly engaging.

What Do You Need Help With?

  • Are you working hard but still not achieving your goals?
  • Are you feeling so overwhelmed, it’s overwhelming?
  • Do you need some direction on how to get your business to the next stage?
  • Perhaps, you are high-performing and successful and want to juggle more balls in the air at once?

Accountability is the superpower that you must harness.

You have so much to gain and nothing to lose! There is NO downside for you whatsoever by taking action. If you do nothing, it’s exactly the same as sticking your head in the sand and hoping it goes away. HOPE will not fix the situation, in fact, doing nothing just makes it worse, but you knew that...

You must take action now, otherwise, tomorrow’s result will be exactly the same as today’s. Implementation and execution are key and I’ll ensure you follow the plan and you meet your deadlines. After all, that is what true accountability is all about. Together, we can achieve your goals; you’ll meet your commitments and promises that you’ve made to others and most importantly, to yourself. You can’t do it alone.

Maintaining your current status quo, only means that you’ll miss important opportunities to make money. You’ll let people down, especially those that are important people to you, and that just pisses people off.

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Question
After reading this, how likely are you to achieve your GOALS, promises, obligations and commitments alone?
Unlikely I suspect.... without assistance.

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