Guest Post by Sean Conrad: Great Leaders Have the Power to Cultivate a Culture of Accountability

I love the idea of a culture of accountability, described here as “the consistency with which your actions and results match your commitments.” I wonder, though, about the assumption embedded here, seen at the end of the blog, “At the end of the day, you as a leader have the power.” That may be true for certain hierarchies, certain kinds of organizations. It also may be that there’s a better way of creating a culture of accountability. A culture where leaders “have the power” might be a culture where accountability is hard to establish among followers, who, as it follows, don’t have the power. Isn’t accountability about owning our responsibilities and celebrating our roles in an organization? In fact, it’s about claiming a role as leader, whatever our job title might be.

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  1. […] values really do matter, and our commitment to them has to go beyond lip service. Granted, words are a kind of action, as […]


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