It’s tempting to blame everyone around you for your troubles. Pointing your finger at co-workers and claiming you have nothing to do with poor outcomes? Yup, that’s the easy part. But I’m here to let you in on a little secret –the more rewarding path in life comes from a place of personal accountability, not blame. How can this be? First, a little background….
Through my consulting engagements, I have an amazing opportunity to talk with leaders and employees at different stages in their careers, in a wide range of professions, in a variety of industries. I pay close attention to their performance, work habits and attitudes, and I listen to their complaints, desires and excuses. What I’ve found is that there are many, many people out there who have given up all hope of being happy at work. They no longer believe that a career can challenge, excite and fulfill them. Granted, these people show up to work every day.
Tabatha Coffey's regularly kicking management butt and transforming businesses on Bravo TV's reality show "Tabatha Takes Over." Here's what she had to say about the biggest problem business owners face, and how to handle tough feedback.
When leaders, especially high-profile ones, crash and burn, lack of accountability is often the reason—just ask John Edwards. And it could happen to any of us if we’re not careful. Ask yourself these questions to make sure your leadership "check engine" light is working.