Many leaders struggle with accountability.
Just hearing the word evokes images of the manager who rules with the iron fist.
But when leaders get accountability right, it looks and feels like support—because it is.
The 4 P’s of Accountability
Supportive Accountability Creates Great Workplaces
Supportive leadership and accountability are not mutually exclusive. They’re two complimentary and essential ingredients for building high-performing organizations.
They create a motivating and engaging work environment where people thrive and bring their best to work.
People weren’t born to fail. They were born for greatness.
And when people aren’t living to their full potential at work, they’re not fulfilled. So one of your most important responsibilities as a leader is to develop the people you lead and help them perform at their best.
The Supportive Accountability Leadership™ Model helps you do that. I share how to apply the model’s core principles in my book, Supportive Accountability: How to Inspire People and Improve Performance.
So How Do You View Accountability?
Your answer to this question will have a profound impact on the people you lead.
SYLVIA MELENA is the Founder and CEO of Melena Consulting Group, a leadership and management consulting and training company. She is also the award-winning author of Supportive Accountability: How to Inspire People and Improve Performance.
Striking a delicate balance between supportive leadership and accountability is the key to ensuring employees are as effective and productive as possible.