You need it because your lack of action is costing your business money, you’re missing out on opportunities, and you’re upsetting people.
If so, you’ve come to the right place. Accountability Coaching isn’t about punishing those who are lazy or lack business hunger. It’s the absolute opposite.
Learning to implement accountability is perfect for high performers who want to Get Shi!t Done, achieving more goals each day without having to work harder or longer. Leave inaction behind; this is simply procrastination – sticking your head in the sand and praying things will improve is blind hope.
Hope is not a strategy taught at Harvard Business School. Steve Jobs didn’t hope; he acted. For me, the ability to ‘implement and execute’ is what everything else hinges upon, and is critical to your business’s success.
If you want to have more wins while juggling even more balls in the air, you need to act!
Do you and your team identify with any of these?
You have so much to focus on, you pay attention to whatever yells the loudest.
Do you try to get too much done in an unrealistic timeframe? Are you able to say NO to others?
You would like to get a specific task or project done, but you aren’t in the right mindset to make a functional plan. Some people never create plans. ‘If you fail to plan, you plan to fail,’ is right. For me, there’s never been a sentence that rings truer.
What stopped you from achieving in the past may still be present. The monkey could still be on your back, and you don’t have a plan to deal with it. While hoping it will go away, you’re also conscious it’s doubtful it will.
When you don’t know where to start an exercise, you procrastinate and never begin.
If you don’t have a big enough reason to get the task or project done, there’s NO true motivation for completion. Typically, you’ll move on to the next project, leaving the first one unfinished because you feel the new project has a more significant meaning… and the cycle continues.
If you don’t have anyone to hold you accountable, and deadlines pass without a fuss, it’s as though no one cares. However, if you had shared your completion date with someone else, they’d have been checking on your progress, assisting you to work through the awkward moments, and helping you get across the finish line to meet your time commitment.
Give me a call on +61 418-379 369.
Put simply, it indicates who’s responsible. We’re accountable to people and responsible for things. The thorough and effective completion of a project or task cannot exist without clarity of objectives and the internal alignment integral to any coordinated planning process.
CEOs often mention insufficient accountability within their organisations. They have reason to worry; without it, performance, productivity, and brand equity are reduced.
Accountability begins at the top, starting with the CEO holding their senior managers accountable. This extends throughout various organisational levels, as we recognise the importance of direct reports to managers.
In parallel, the process involves how managers respond to these direct reports and extends to overall team accountability. At a broader level, the organisation is accountable to its stakeholders, including owners, shareholders, and the wider community.
The business dictionary states “accountability” as,
The obligation of an individual or organisation to account for its activities, accept responsibility for them, and disclose the results in a transparent manner. It also includes the responsibility for money or other entrusted property.
The bottom line is, being accountable entails delivering on promises or honouring commitments made to ourselves or others. There is a difference between accountability and responsibility; they’re cousins, not identical twins.
Let me explain. You are responsible for things and accountable to people.
It’s essential if we want to get stuff done, we need a person we can work with – someone in a central role who holds you to account.
This person needs to have a proven track record of getting things done themselves.
Ask them, ‘Do you “walked the talk”?‘
Accountability boosts activity, while activity increases opportunities.