How to Hold People Accountable | Ep 15

How to hold people accountable


A real leader is somebody who can help us overcome the limitations of our own individual laziness and selfishness and weakness and fear and get us to do better things than we can get ourselves to do on our own.” David Foster Wallace

Accountability is holding people responsible for their actions (and outcomes) appropriate to their competency, authority and within their realm of responsibility.

In this episode we cover:

  1. How to lay the foundation for successful accountability
  2. How to have an accountability conversation
  3. The benefit of accountability

Highlights Include:

  • The definition of accountability
  • The winning mindset of successful construction leaders
  • Why accountability is necessary
  • The team aspect of construction
  • The foundation for successful accountability
  • The “Peter Principle” in construction
  • How to have an accountability conversation
  • The frustration one of Eric’s clients had with accountability
  • The consequence of a lack of accountability
  • Why don’t we hold people accountable? (Fear plays a big role)
  • The benefits of accountability
  • How to get into action

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