Accountability can be scary. When you take accountability for something, it means it comes down to you – you become exposed and vulnerable. A leader’s job is to support this process and allow for this vulnerability, to highlight this is part of taking accountability.
More than this, good leaders show their team that while accountability is clear and personal, it doesn’t have to be alone. People sometimes misconstrue accountability as something that belongs to them, and are therefore territorial.
However, it’s the job of a leader to support their team. A leader must hold their team accountable for their role and responsibilities, but also ensure that they know they have their support, as well as the support of the rest of the team.
Ultimately, it’s about giving people the freedom to take accountability, as part of cultivating an environment of psychological safety.
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