Anyone can verbally commit to a complete a task, but only the accountable can be consistently relied upon to do so. The most self-accountable of us are the most successful and reliable. A great leader knows this and set’s the stage for themselves and others to act upon with great accountability for and from one another.
Accountability and responsibility go hand in hand for the leader. A leader will look to align responsibility for each of the group. They will do so with a calculated level of earned autonomy granted to each. With this autonomy, the essence of accountability is heightened for each to make their necessary decisions to attain their desirable results and the aim of the group as well. Predictable and repeatable success come together as each owns it for one another.
If we would all own it, the potential is tremendous. From individuals of accountability owned, individual and collective success is inevitable. If a mistake were to be made by all, or even one, the accountability accepted and owned will quickly lead them to learn and apply to improve for the betterment of all.
“The only person you are destined to be is the person you decide to be.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson —