This week, we started our first virtual LIVE online Leading Yourself and Leading Others Experience. I was so thrilled and delighted that the group passed their very first homework assignment.
“Big Deal”, you might be thinking.
Yes it is a big deal. It’s a very big deal. In over 10 years of facilitating this experience, there have only been about 3 or 4 groups that have actually passed some of the homework and only one group that passed ALL of the homework activities.
By doing the homework, participants learn what it means to be both a member of a team and to lead a team. One of the key lessons is Accountability.
What I’ve found is that there are very few people who can hold themselves accountable to finish tasks or projects, or at times even start projects.
It seems we need to check in with someone else BUT not just anyone.
Ross and I find it very difficult to keep each other accountable. We may decide we want to do something or stop doing something and then when we falter, we let each other off the hook. We are not holding each other accountable.
This is the reason why people join gym groups or have personal trainers. It’s what they need to make sure they show up and do the work.
It’s what your team members require from you, the Leader. They want to know you have their back and will keep them accountable to complete their tasks or work according to the procedures.
Even your kids want to know you are watching and will hold them accountable.
Having to share your progress with another person is the best way I know to help you get something done.
Who is your accountability buddy?
Who can you ask if you don’t currently have someone?
What is it you want to achieve or complete?
How can your accountability buddy help you?