When all stakeholders thrive, profits rise. And, in order for stakeholders to thrive, accountability is critical. However, what many people miss about accountability is the stark difference between accomplishing outcomes and simply getting tasks done. Join Kari Granger and Paul Adams as they explore how many businesses function, the culture of ‘More,’ and the powerful alternative of outcome-driven performance.
In This Episode:
01:00 – Introducing today’s topic: Getting Things Done Isn’t Accountability
02:17 – The example of a team that redesigned their monthly meeting
04:37 – The importance of aligning on the outcomes of your regularly scheduled meetings
05:23 – Organizing your calendar to accomplish what matters (not just tasks)
07:01 – Why getting things done is not the same as being accountable to outcomes
07:52 – The Mission Control: Productivity and Accomplishment course and using your calendar as a pallet to create the future of your company
09:56 – Symptoms that manifest when people are simply completing tasks without a vision of meaningful outcomes
10:55 – The myth of “getting it all done”
11:45 – The vicious cycle of changing roles frequently to alleviate job resentment
13:43 – Why busyness is often used as an excuse
15:54 – Two types of businesspeople that tend to lose sight of outcomes
17:13 – The culture of ‘More’
20:07 – The questions to ask yourself to intervene in the drift of more for more’s sake
22:23 – Paul and Kari challenge the audience to consider the outcomes for themselves and others, and reorient their actions to be in service of those outcomes
23:11 – The off-course flight metaphor
- “It’s common for leaders to default into massive producers of action and to lose sight of their actual leadership impact.” – Kari Granger
- “You literally cannot do all of the things coming at you, so you have to make decisions about what to do and what not to do.” – Kari Granger
- “Without having outcomes in place, you have no idea whether or not your current actions will produce the future that you’re after.” – Paul Adams
- “Accountability is really being oriented around outcomes.” – Kari Granger
- “Attach yourself to the outcome. Don’t be attached to the tasks.” – Kari Granger
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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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