Personal Accountability – Changing the Question

The non-business book given to me by a friend was a delightful reading experience. It was surprisingly full of both lessons and challenges I needed at the very moment.

One of those lessons challenged my thinking on a topic in which I’ve claimed to have a significant level of expertise – Personal Accountability.

As a Coach, I’m involved in many a conversation about personal accountability. Usually these dialogues ensue because the leader I’m working with desires to answer the question:

“How do I effectively hold others accountable?”

This challenge on my own thinking about personal accountability caused me to realize there is a more important question – a question of influence and impact:

“How do I build an environment that promotes the personal accountability of each individual?”

Question 1 is reactive.
Question 2 is proactive.

Question 1 is an attempt to manage.
Question 2 is an intent to lead.

Question 1 is answered by Question 2. And where there are some standard basics applicable to building an environment promoting personal accountability, a key ingredient is your own Trueness.

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About Jeff Brunson

In this whirling 21st Century the individual needs to embrace the authentic self and confidently leverage the energy and power found there. As we entered the 21st Century, I became more concerned about what leaders like you needed for successful influence and personal fulfillment. As we move deeper into this challenging 21st Century, I’m more convinced than ever that the core of my work is in helping individual leaders remember who they are − a trueness. It is about confidence found in your authenticity.

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