The Leader’s Guide to Personal Responsibility
Are you frustrated because team members are not accepting responsibility for what is expected of them? Possibly you are the reason why. People must understand what is expected of them and what the standard for success or failure is. Are they being reviewed regularly so they are clear on the direction they are headed and what can be done for further improvement? They need to be. Do they understand time lines and the consequences of not meeting them? Clarity ties outcomes to actions and is necessary for producing high-quality work. Be sure they are clear on your standards for high quality, and don’t accept mediocre results. Be ready to accept responsibility and hold yourself accountable, and you will have the platform for teaching the team to do the same for themselves.
Steve Caldwell is an executive mentor and coach to managers and leaders who desire to excel in their career and become the leader others want to follow. Steve is a leadership expert, host of the Manager Mojo podcast and author of the book Manager Mojo – Be the Leader Others Want to Follow. (www.ManagerMojo.com)
Steve also coaches his followers not only on how to become great leaders, but how to effectively coach and lead their employees to find satisfaction and fulfillment from their jobs and life.
Having started his work career at the savvy age of 13, Steve is also currently CEO of Predictive People Analytics based in San Francisco, CA, a firm specializing in helping leaders increase sales, reduce turnover, and attract key talent. (www.PredictivePeopleAnalytics.com)