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?”
“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.