“When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that four of his fingers are pointing at himself.”
— Louis Nizer
Accountability “is the acknowledgment and assumption of responsibility for actions, products, decisions, and policies including the administration, governance, and implementation within the scope of the role or employment position and encompassing the obligation to report, explain and be answerable for resulting consequences.” (Wikipedia 08/15/12, 3:19)
There is no leadership without accountability. As leaders we must be held to a higher standard. We must take responsibility for our words, actions and decisions, and we should expect every member of our team to excel in this regard as well.
– Accountability is a key element of the ongoing self-assessing process that must be performed by the leader and each member of his/her team.
In business, accountability means transparency in information, activities and results. The concept is in close relationship with our professional and personal ethics, our morals, beliefs, principles, and the private as well as social commitment to be integral men and women. No leader can do without these ethic and moral principles; no success can be achieved without a true and transparent leader and team, who embrace self-accountability as part of their core value system.
The Accountability Coach becomes, therefore, an asset for your business and joint ventures. In the ongoing and fast-pace environment of the entrepreneur, established business ventures as well as starter companies may rely on an additional partner to guarantee success. The Accountability Coach will be there not only to create a plan of action designed around your business’ vision, but will keep you on track, focus and motivated. By measuring progress toward short and long-term goals, the Accountability Coach is a source of awareness, creativity and innovative perspectives. The goal of your Accountability Coach will be to challenge you and give you the learning tools, resources and follow-up needed. The goal will be to facilitate the process and, as a result, strengthen your leadership, your team and the growth of your business.