Accountability admin May 17, 2023
Turn Accountability Around
When leaders say, “We need to hold people to account,” it indicates that something isn’t working in terms of performance or behavior. Creating a fear of consequences may work in the short term, but it won’t create a real ownership, which comes from the intrinsic motivation of wanting a sense of purpose, autonomy and competence.
It doesn’t mean that people are protected from the consequences of their behaviors if they deliberately have not followed procedures.
Intent-Based Leadership builds leaders and creates ownership — and ownership includes holding yourself to account.
Don’t hold people to account. Build a team where people hold themselves to account.
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