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8 Powerful Ways for Team Leaders to Create a Culture of Accountability

8 Powerful Ways for Team Leaders to Create a Culture of Accountability

Did you know that one out of every two managers is terrible at accountability?

According to a study published in Harvard Business Review that researched 5,400 managers globally, 46% were rated “too little” on the item, “Holds people accountable — firm when they don’t deliver.” It didn't matter what type of leader- the results held steady for C-level executives, middle managers, supervisors and even subordinates.  In different countries and cultures.

5 Warning Signs When Executives aren't Trusted in the Leadership Team

5 Warning Signs When Executives aren't Trusted in the Leadership Team

One of the interesting things I get to do is undertake stakeholder interviews with various members of the leadership team and other stakeholders (such as their employees or customers).  I get to hear lots of different perspectives.  But it can be fascinating when my research leads me to one person who is pretty much causing all the issues. It can be eye-opening interviewing them (or coaching them) and discover their slightly delusional perspective of what is really happening.

4 Mistakes You're Accidentally Making with Leadership Visibility

4 Mistakes You're Accidentally Making with Leadership Visibility

Imagine a workplace in dim light.  Employees can't see one another properly or what work is being done. People become fearful, hold back from committing to their full potential and distrust the situation. Greed, corruption, conflict and poor accountability become the norm because people go into self-protection mode when they don't know what's going on.  A lack of visibility tacitly enables poor leadership and employee behaviours to run rampant.