Like curiosity, loyalty is another key to accountability. This may seem counterintuitive — afterall, isn’t our loyalty to others what makes holding them to account difficult in the first place? Actually, we have a choice. We can be loyal to a person’s shortcomings (and suffer the impact). Or, we can choose to be loyal to a person’s capacity to grow and learn. We can be loyal to the mission we set out to accomplish together. We can be loyal to our their ability to reckon with the impact of their behavior and choose differently. And, we can do it all with compassion. Join Kari Granger and Paul Adams as they uncover what motivates our loyalties and how to elevate our loyalty to transform performance and relationships.
In This Episode:
00:59 – Introducing today’s topic: Being Loyal to the Big Picture
01:17 – The second key to accountability: Loyalty
02:28 – Kari recalls her experience working at the U.S. Air Force Academy
03:58 – Grappling with loyalty and accountability
05:51 – The different ways in which loyalty can manifest itself
06:58 – To what are you loyal?
07:41 – Paul provides an example of selfish loyalty
09:05 – Kari shares how accountability and compassion can co-exist
11:20 – Paul recalls an example of how Kari’s team showed loyalty to a specific outcome
14:51 – The value of being loyal to potential rather than a person
16:10 – Kari and Paul challenge the audience to question where they can upgrade their loyalty
17:13 – Higher Order Loyalty
18:54 – Paul encourages listeners to share this episode and use it as a tool to enhance loyalty within their organizations
20:04 – The importance of raising your loyalty to the integrative whole and greatest good of a team or organization
21:44 – Kari leaves the audience with a final thought to ruminate on
24:27 – Paul encourages the audience to reflect on this episode and to start a new conversation about loyalty
“I can actually be loyal to their bigness. I can be loyal to their capacity to come clean and to grow out of this situation. If I’m loyal to that, I can have conversations with them. I can support them. I can bring compassion and accountability, not one or the other.” – 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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