Jess is responsible for this. John is responsible for that. That all sounds great. But is it actually true? When a leader says somebody is accountable or responsible, it actually doesn’t mean much. For someone to take responsibility, you first need them to buy in. Many times, I’ve seen leaders fall flat on their face. […]
Sam sat at her desk, shoulders slumped. This was the third time her boss had spoken to her about the proposal today. It was due in a few days and she noticed the situation was getting worse. She couldn’t make a move in the office without him asking her about it. What was his problem? […]
Can’t seem to hold people accountable? You may be neglecting one of the four pillars – clear expectations, reinforcement, consistency and alignment.
Do you need people to take greater ownership of their work? You may need to improve accountability in your team. Read more about how to make this happen.
An bad work environment can be extremely damaging to the self-worth and confidence of the leaders and team members that work within it. Sometimes it isn’t obvious that a lack of support is the problem in a workplace. Let’s take a closer look. An bad work environment: The leader’s perspective You feel annoyed. You gave an […]
Sometimes it’s quicker taking the easy way out. To jump to the closest rationalisation that you can to explain something bad that happened. People do this because it shields their self-esteem from harm, and we know that leaders with low self-esteem are rarely the best. It’s hard to critique yourself when something goes wrong – it’s […]
Relying on your team to get the job done can be a great way to lead. This can give your team confidence, show you have trust in them and make them put in additional effort to keep it that way. As with most aspects of leadership, relying on your team is a balancing act. Rely on them […]
I’m continuously astounded by the number of stories I hear about poor leadership. Seemingly everywhere people are complaining about their bad bosses and how much they dislike their jobs. It makes sense that the loudest speakers are probably those that feel the most aggrieved by their boss. Meanwhile, you may not hear a peep out […]
Hopefully most of the time, it’s pretty clear who is accountable for doing something in your workplace. Linda is the Project Manager on this project, Colin is the team leader for this team, Anna is the General Manager for this office. That’s pretty clear – everybody knows basically where they stand. Unfortunately, sometimes work comes up that […]
Does your team have unclear roles and responsibilities? People end up doing a lot of work, but often it’s work that some people feel they shouldn’t actually be doing. Sometimes these situations are great. People can jump in and gain experience in varied tasks. This helps your team members develop additional skills. The downside to this is that […]