“Leadership, at its core, is about achieving futures that weren’t going to happen anyway. This requires new actions, bold actions, coordinated actions…and underneath all of this is a healthy relationship with accountability.” – Kari Granger
Accountability — it’s what separates good employees, leaders and organizations from great ones…but just the word makes most of us cringe! This season, Kari Granger and Paul Adams unveil a new paradigm of accountability that supports us to exceed expectations, without treating others like means to an end. In this new paradigm, accountability is the secret to elevating personal power, performance, and professionalism — for ourselves and the people we lead. We kick off this season of accountability with Episode 18: Accountability…Without Being A Jerk.
In This Episode:
00:45 – Introducing today’s topic: Accountability…Without Being a Jerk
03:01 – A new definition of leadership
06:35 – Paul reflects on issues he has encountered with accountability
08:37 – A new model for accountability that is rooted in leadership
11:07 – Best practices for navigating accountability
12:37 – Kari recalls a time she worked with an organization that lacked accountability
14:14 – Creating a clear agreement
15:51 – The importance of proactive accountability
17:48 – Tips for effective and shared accountability
20:53 – Kari’s soccer analogy
22:17 – Producing accountability up the chain of an organization
25:48 – The importance of communicating consequences of actions and inactions
26:36 – Maintaining sight of accomplishing desired outcomes
27:40 – Paul challenges the audience to reflect on the accountabilities you want to produce
- “So how do we actually achieve things that were not on the trajectory to achieve? Well, we have to take new actions. We have to take bold actions. We have to take coordinated actions.” – Kari Granger
- “Accountability is produced on the partnering agreement we make upfront, not on the follow-up conversation when the thing didn’t happen the way I expected it to.” – Paul Adams
- “The moment somebody contextualizes the request in the future that we both agreed that we wanted, it’s so much easier to make it happen.” – Paul Adams
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Our work is mosaic art. We read, study, and practice many philosophies, methodologies, and modalities of human performance, to ensure that our approach best serves our clients. We would like to acknowledge all of the thought leaders and organizations, whose ground-breaking work has influenced the Granger Network approach – especially Fernando Flores, Jim Selman, Michael C. Jensen, Julio Olalla, Pluralistic Networks, The Newfield Network, and the Strozzi Institute.
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