Courageous accountability infographic ellis

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For leaders today, courageous leadership is the key solution for increased performance, morale, and getting results. More specifically, the foundation of successful leadership is actually courageous accountability. The new infographic from Lee Ellis is a practical tool to understand the lack of accountability, the obstacles, the 4C’s of making accountability a regular part of honorable leadership. You can also go deeper on this topic in the book, "Engage with Honor: Building a Culture of Courageous Accountability."

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Courageous accountability infographic ellis

  1. 1. HOW TO BUILDA CULTUREOF COURAGEOUS LEADERSHIP NEXT STEPS LACK OF ACCOUNTABILITY AUTO The foundation of successful leadership is actually courageous accountability. Not only does it establish expectations for behavior and performance, but it prevents costly and timely problems that can damage organizational reputation and credibility. In the process, you’re also developing their potential. Examples abound as a result of little or poor accountability in various industries – OBSTACLES TO ACCOUNTABILITY There are many obstacles to keep you and your team from communicating with courageous accountability – APPLYING ACCOUNTABILITY PURCHASE YOUR COPY AT WWW.ENGAGEWITHHONOR.COM CCLARIFY CCONNECT CCOLLABORATE The four C’s in the Courageous Accountability Model™ give you the tactical skills that you need to create a successful culture of accountability – Key players in the auto industry have stumbled, failing to do the honorable thing. At least three auto makers have dominated the news by their denial then confession of problems in some of their vehicles LOW PRIORITY Busyness is one of the greatest challenges that leaders face. Do you have clarity about mission, vision, values, standards, policies, and the specific task expectations? Do you over-communicate them to make sure clarity gets to every level in the organization? Connect differently with each person. Connect with each person based on their unique natural talents and behaviors. Then, connect by valuing and affirming them. CCLOSEOUT Get Closure with Celebration or Confrontation – Do you have doubts and fears about celebrating? Do you courageously confront fairly yet firmly when appropriate or do you procrastinate? Engage with Honor™: Building a Culture of Courageous Accountability Honor and accountability are linked together as a formula for great leadership. A healthy mindset of accountability can inspire every team and organization to achieve a higher level of performance. From his early experiences as an Air Force jet fighter pilot and POW in the prison camps of Vietnam to an award-winning author, presenter, and leadership consultant, Lee Ellis shares his concerns about the lack of accountability in our culture and how you can apply a positive, proven accountability model to get better results as a leader. Engage with Honor will show you how to increase your success & elevate the performance of your team by presenting: - The connection between positive accountability and honorable behavior. - Gripping personal leadership experiences from the Vietnam POW camps. - A proven model for creating a positive accountability culture. - Practical, step-by-step instructions to help leaders create industry-leading performance and morale As the leader, do you listen to others’ ideas, give feedback, coach, train, support, develop, and correct as needed? UNFOCUSED Some leaders don’t take the time to focus and decide what they want to happen—what success will look like. LAZY Sometimes leaders are too lax in their approach, figuring that somehow it will get done. FEAR Some fear the responsibility of holding others accountable—which, at times, means being firm and risking “negative emotions.” MANIPULATION The motivation is to intentionally avoid being too specific. This allows for wiggle room to change their minds later or to distance themselves from a bad decision. GOVERNMENT The EPA has been under fire for their inability to deal with dis-honorable behavior. The VA (Veterans Administration) has repeatedly been a new horror story of mismanagement, deception, duplicity and most troubling of all—a lack of accountability. The IRS, GAO, DOE and more have been under fire for unethical practices. EDUCATION The former Chicago Public Schools chief as well as Atlanta Public Schools staff and teachers were found guilty of illegal activity because of a lack of accountability. Think what a culture of courageous accountability could do for the students. FINANCE Enron was a fast-rising flash in the pan. Arthur Andersen was old, established, and respected. Together, they were tossed into the pile of fallen icons. Then we’ve seen many of the banks paying fines for ethical violations. Wells Fargo and HSBC are two recent ones, but the list is much longer. ------------------- ------------------- ------------------- ©2008-2017 Leading with Honor. All rights reserved. Engage with Honor is a trademark of Leadership Freedom LLC. -------------------

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