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Good leaders hold themselves and others accountable. They hold themselves accountable by telling others what they are committing to and asking them check in periodically regarding status and results. Likewise, they hold others accountable by following up or asking them to check in at various milestones. Simple requests such as “Will you email me with your plan by Thursday morning,?” Or “Let’s touch base in two weeks with a status update” add structure and support to the process of goal achievement.
Practice by asking someone to hold you accountable for a project today – I bet you will feel supported and challenged to do a terrific job (and so will your direct reports!)