Accountability Leadership: How Do You Measure Up?
If there’s anything that can be said about accountability, it’s that it’s impossible to build it into your organization if you—the leader—haven’t adopted it for yourself. And by that, we mean developing, practicing and sustaining habits that make and keep you accountable to your own leadership goals and results.
That said, there are a number of practices and habits that amplify accountability leadership, which is what we at MAP Consulting strive to cultivate with our clients and executive workshop participants alike. Core to accountability leadership is the commitment to succeed—but how?
For starters, accountability leaders set goals. And, specifically, they set goals that push their comfort zone, but aren’t so far out there that the goals feel impossible to reach. The goals aren’t willy-nilly either. They align with their organization’s vision, mission and values, relating to strategic and operating plans.
However, to take consistent action around those goals, accountability leaders use and lean on a system. For example, at MAP, we teach our client-leaders to use the MAP Management System™, which is a proven system for creating focus and taking action around what we call their “goals and controls,” with “controls” being the measures used to assess and capture results.
Why a system? The right system keeps leaders on track, drives execution of vital goals and strategies, and amplifies productivity, boosting performance levels and profitability over time, if not immediately. Commitment to that system keeps leaders from slacking off of their goals, provides vital strategic direction, and helps them course correct when goals aren’t hit. What’s more, the MAP Management System is designed to push out this accountability tool beyond the accountability leader and into the entire organization, making it culture-wide, part of its DNA, transformative and truly impactful.
So when it comes to accountability leadership, how do you measure up? Have you made the commitment to better accountability to your leadership goals? And do you have a proven system to lean on, one that empowers your success and achieves breakthrough results? If not, the time is now.
Make this the year you commit to your accountability leadership—turn to MAP Consulting. Learn more about The MAP Program, The MAP Management System™, upcoming executive workshops and our executive coaching today!