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What is Accountable Talk?

What is Accountable Talk?

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What is Accountable Talk?

Fulfilling your goals, promises, and obligations might not be the easiest thing to do. This is especially the case if you are not held accountable for your actions to yourself or others.

Studies show that only knowing what you want to do will lead to a 10% chance of achieving those goals. However, having a crisp plan of action and being accountable to someone you’re committed to will increase your chances of completing the goal to 95%.

If you are a small business owner or leading a team, you will know how important it is to hold people accountable. As a leader, you need to conduct accountable talks to keep your workflow enhances and smooth.

But First, What is Accountability?

Accountability can be thought of as an obligation due to promises made to an individual or an organization. Accountability starts when you commit to yourself, some individual, or an organization that you’ll undertake a task. You then take action to fulfil that task, and accountability ends when you deliver.

Responsibility is a huge part of accountability. With accountability comes responsibility for either material, physical, or moral objects or ideas. While many people confuse accountability with responsibility, both are similar but different things.

Responsibility means you are bound to take care of specific actions or things. However, accountability means you need to take responsibility for certain actions and things and be answerable to people.

Being accountable to people for specific responsibilities is the superpower you can harness on your road to success. You can make your business or entrepreneurship venture grow massively by being held accountable for your goals, actions, and responsibilities.

As a leader, you need to be held accountable and hold others accountable for their actions. This is where accountable talk comes into play.

Understanding Accountable Talk

Are you trying to foster an environment of positivity and support within your team? Have you been struggling with balancing the role of a productive leader and a caring leader?

It is at times possible that while understanding your team’s issues, you find it difficult to hold them accountable. This is where accountable talk comes into play.

Talking about your goals and achievements is very important. Unless you have such conversations, neither can you nor your team analyze overall productivity. Once productivity has been measured, future goals can be set accordingly. Once goals are set, you can hold yourself and others in your team accountable for their future actions.

Actions build opportunities, and opportunities make profits. Accountable talk corresponds to the conversation you must have with your teammates to analyze their actions. It is also the conversation wherein you distribute responsibility, making the teammates accountable for their tasks.

Accountable talk can also be understood as an open-ended conversation with the entire team. In such a conversation, all team members can participate in adding or questioning the actions and ideas presented by others.

When people in a business have such accountable and in-depth conversation, it is possible to go beyond surface-level and strategize to reap more productive results. An accountable talk leads to people taking responsibilities for themselves as they understand and connect with the goals at hand.

Accountable talk bridges the gap between the understanding leader and the productive leader. It gives the people accountable the space to work in their style as long as they deliver on time.

Timely delivery and goal achievement are what accountable talks result in. Because only when accountability comes into play can goal achievement probability be increase to 95%.

How Accountable Talk Can Benefit Your Business

Accountability itself is a powerful tool to be used on your road to success. You can use accountable talk to your advantage to reap the following fruits.

• Increased Motivation:

Accountable talk allows teams to feel one with their goals. When people consider your team’s goals and personal goals, they are more likely to fulfill them.

• Better Unity:

Team unity is extremely important for any business. Accountable talk allows all members to come together as one as they ideate and strategize to achieve certain goals. This is a great way to increase unity within the team.

• Productivity Boost:

Accountability is a powerful tool used when trying to increase productivity. When people are accountable to fulfil a certain task or goal, they are much more likely to complete it.

Conclusion

Accountability is a powerful tool that can be used to fulfil any business or personal goals. When utilized properly, it increases your chances of fulfilling your goals to 95%. This is a game-changer for most businesses.

As a leader, accountable talk allows your teammates to understand goals better. It encourages under-the-surface learning and motivates members to take responsibilities. You can use accountable talk now to either grow a small business or juggle more balls in the air if your business is already doing well.

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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