When I wrote my first book, Feet to the Fire, people believed that creating an accountability culture meant, “To hold people’s ‘feet to the fire,’ I just need to make sure they do everything they said they’re supposed to do.”
In reality, it is some of that, but it’s more about holding your own feet to the fire first.
People watch what you do. Yes, they listen to what you say, but to a greater degree, they watch what you do. So when you hold yourself to a high level of accountability, when you follow through on your commitments, when you can be trusted to do what you say you’re going to do, you will start to create a culture of greater accountability.
What are you doing to do to ensure that you hold your own feet to the fire?
Are you creating an accountability culture in your organization? For more on the building blocks of accountability, pick up a copy of my book, Feet to the Fire: How to Exemplify and Create the Accountability that Creates Great Companies, available in both print and Kindle editions on Amazon.
My clients accelerate their results – increasing profitability, leadership performance, innovation, and accountability. I would love to discuss how I might contribute to your accountability culture. Contact me today.
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