Hey, I'm Accountability!
Perth, Western Australia
There are many leaders who may not be aware that they need leadership accountability training. Leadership is a complex issue and one that requires comprehensive training and ongoing professional development to master. The best leaders, by their own standards, have completed Leadership Accountability Courses. In this article I will explain what this training involves, why it is necessary and where to find the courses.
Leadership Accountability Training is required for all managers in every industry and profession including: Finance, Sales, Human Resources, Service, Administration, Technology, Law Enforcement, Education, Manufacturing, and yes, even those who work in the teams of salespeople and service representatives on the floor of your office. Most people do not realize that the quality of their performance affects the success or failure of their employer. If members of your leadership team are not held accountable for their actions and performance, it is extremely difficult to hold them accountable for their personal actions and behavior with other team members. Building team accountability is of the utmost importance in the modern business environment.
Team accountability is crucial if you want to build effective teams that are both effective and accountable. Team members need to feel as though they can make suggestions to the manager about how things are currently being managed and the likelihood of change. This means that individual accountability is also important in building team accountability. Individual accountability includes the responsibility to ask questions and be provided answers to questions asked by team members. Individual accountability also includes maintaining appropriate time levels and providing a reason for these levels. In addition, individual accountability includes the responsibility to follow up on the feedback given and results provided to ensure that the goals and expectations of the management are achieved.
Leaders must also recognize that individual and team accountability go hand-in-hand. If a manager does not hold his team members accountable for their actions, he is likely to find that his leadership style does not receive optimal support. As a leader, I also believe that it is important that you keep in mind that if you are leading a team where there is no individual or team accountability, this also creates a climate where poor performance occurs on a regular basis.
One of the best ways to assist a team member with developing personal accountability is to set a personal example by performing your accountability behaviors. For example, I have always instructed team members to set up proper project documentation so that if they fail to do their job properly, there are a record of their mistake and an explanation as to why they did not perform their job appropriately. I have also told them that it is important that they understand their responsibility to the team and that they will be held accountable for their actions. I have found that this encourages good performance among team members.
There are many types of training and accountability programs available for organizations today. Some are focused on providing formal classroom training or seminars, while others provide online courses. The important thing to remember is that the most effective method of accountability is a two-way effort. In other words, you need to instill organizational rules and structures in team members so that they become responsible for their own behavior, but you also need to reinforce individual accountability so that each member knows that he or she holds a specific level of responsibility for team performance.
A great accountability tool that can be used in a number of different settings is an online accountability reporting dashboard. This dashboard provides team members with a single place to report on their performance. Team members can track their progress in terms of individual and/or group performance. They can also make adjustments to ensure that they are meeting goals and missions. The dashboard also serves as an excellent tool to motivate team members who may be feeling overwhelmed with responsibility.
As the leader of your team, you need to be accountable for your own performance. I encourage you to take small steps to become more accountable. Remember that this is an ongoing process and one that requires real effort and commitment on your part. You will realize a positive difference in your organization and your teams' performance in due time.