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What is a Team Leader Accountable For?

What is a Team Leader Accountable For?

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As a leader, you’re accountable for everything that goes on in your department

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When you become a leader or a manager, the first realisation that hits you is that you are no longer individually accountable. You are now responsible for an entire team which you are supposed to lead towards a common goal. And that’s why it’s crucial for a team leader to understand what he or she is specifically responsible for and who they are accountable to. You see we are responsible for things and accountable to people.

Without having a clear idea of what encompasses your job scope, you won’t be in a position to perform your job effectively. Following are some of the critical aspects that you’re accountable for as a team leader:

1. Suitable Recruitment

It’s your team and it’s your responsibility to build a good one. It’s a difficult process that’s why you need to create a strategy and identify the characteristics and qualifications you’re looking for. You should also be able to understand the strengths and weaknesses of people working under you. That will enable you to assign the right tasks to the right people allowing your teams to hit their targets within the given deadlines.

2. Define & Communicate Expectations

As a team leader, you have to clearly lay out what you expect from every team member. Without two way communication related to clearly defined job roles and expectations, you’re not going to get the results you’re looking for. It’s also a great idea to let your team know about the shared goal – the single big objective – so they feel accountable to do their part. When employees learn how their contribution will fit in to achieve a bigger objective and how their work will affect others, they’re more likely to keep themselves in check.

3. Providing Feedback

A good team leader is an engaged and involved team member. You can’t just assign the task and wait for the deadline to arrive. As a team leader, you need to keep checking in, again and again, to see how different tasks are progressing and whether some of the team members need guidance or assistance to get the job done. This initiative also ensures that everything is going in the right direction enabling you to make the required corrections along the way.

4. Exercising Empathy & Compassion

Look, it doesn’t matter how great your team is or how amazing you’re as a leader. There will be times when things don’t go according to the plan. Sometimes someone will struggle with a certain task, the other times some unfortunate incident might become a hurdle. Being a team leader, you need to be there for the team to console, motivate and provide the emotional support they need for course correction.

5. Giving Due Credit

Every success your team member achieves is your success too. But a good leader gives the credit where it’s due. Celebrate the wins of your team members, provide positive motivation through incentives, and set the bar high with leading by example. A team leader who is hesitant to compliment or appreciate their team can never develop a deep connection with his or her team.

Final Word

Remember that accountability can’t be forced onto people. It is a virtue that comes from within. That’s why, as a good team leader, your job isn’t to push people into submission and exploiting them until they deliver what you want. Your real job is to bring out the best in people by clearly outlining their job, giving them respect, appreciating their wins, and providing them with a shoulder to cry on when things are tough.

If you are an accountable team leader, your team will automatically follow your suit. Strong leadership is when others follow from your lead and the examples you have set.

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.

-----------------------------------------

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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