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What is leadership accountability?

What is leadership accountability?

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Why is accountability important in leadership?

Leadership Accountability

Wise men say, with power comes responsibility. It means when you hold the torch of leadership, you have to be responsible enough to keep things in check.

You must become a role model for your employees. It is an important part of being a successful leader and can only be achieved if people respect you. People make a role model out of individuals who are highly successful in their lives. But you are just starting out, how can you be a good leader without much success under your belt? Darren will teach you how.

Keep this in your mind – no one can become a great leader without managing themselves, learning from their failures and preventing themselves from committing the same mistakes.

Leaders are made of a material that inspires others to work harder. A successful leader is a perfect role model which people can follow.

How to be an accountable leader?

Build Respect

Progress is the driving force of success. It is achieved only if the leaders are accountable for their part. Every leader has the responsibility of instilling a fire of motivation in his workforce.

I have had many employees over the years who worked efficiently after realising how much effort I put in. People naturally develop respect for leaders that take control of the vanguard. The generals of ancient times had to prove their might by leading the frontier corps. Likewise, in today’s world, the situation is not much different.

People will follow you if you keep your word and follow through with your promises. Becoming an idol for your workforce is the most effective and cost-efficient approach to put your business on the right path.

Preach Discipline

Discipline is another vital aspect of accountable leaders. A disciplined leader directly inspires his or her workforce to achieve excellence and build strong work ethic. You must not only teach others to be punctual in their work but lead by example.

The team depends primarily on the leader to carry out these duties so that the work doesn’t pile up on the hardworking employees.   

Lead by Example

When you demonstrate accountability as a leader, you set the pace for performance and excellence. A leader has to demonstrate that he does what he said he will do. If a leader drops the ball and shifts all the blame to others for every failure, then he is setting a poor example.

If you feel as though you are not a worthy example for your workers, then you must go back to the drawing board, account for your mistakes and turn a new leaf. I assure you, there can’t be anything worse for a company than an irresponsible leader.

Assign Roles

Leaders set the pace of the workflow by defining roles of everyone on the team. It’s crucial to the success of every job. By deciding who does what, the leader sets an expectation markup for his team. As people are drawn to a challenge, a surge of motivation flows through the workforce as they work hard to achieve the milestones.

Be Transparent

You may ask what transparency has to do with being an accountable leader.

Well, everything. When you are a leader, there is almost always a communication gap between you and your employees. This is entirely due to the lack of confidence of your employees in you. People are reluctant to be honest about what they feel as they have a fear of adverse consequences.

That’s why you must encourage transparency in your organisation. Start by telling your team about your constraints as a leader. Tell them about your motivations, inspirations and goals. This helps bring an openness in the work environment and induces positive vibe in the workforce.

When the team believes that they share the same goals as you, they get personally involved which improves productivity. They are also more likely to be open about their honest opinions, feedback and concerns.

Conclusion

At the end of the day, I’d like to assure you that it’s ok to fail at first. You can’t manage everything. However, what you can do is be responsible and accountable. Lead from the front, be transparent and most importantly, learn from your failures as it’s the most renowned quality of an accountable leader.

You can’t learn if you don’t face failure. Just make sure you learn something positive from the failure you endure. It will make you a better leader and ultimately a better person, which is something we should all aspire to be.

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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