What is Personal Accountability? Personal accountability is being willing to accept the consequences resulting from your choices, actions, or behaviors. Being personally accountable means owning the situations that you have been a part of.
.Be accountable to outcomes rather than tasks. This means that sometimes we need to be flexible to accomplish a task or achieve a goal. There are many ways to achieve a black belt, and sometimes your way may not be the best way. Be open to others and focus on the result, not so much the process. If it gets you there, it works.
Do not take breakdowns personally. We make mistakes and make them often in life. Learn from them, then forget about them and move on.
Own up to and learn from your mistakes. See Habit 2.
Listen well and listen often. The people around you are your treasure. They provide diverse insights, ideas and experiences that can make you stronger.
Keep your agreements. Do what you say you are going to do. NOTHING breaks trust more in a friendship, marriage, or company than people promising things, then not delivering. This breeds anger, resentment, and lack of trust.
Build a culture of communal problem- solving. You are not alone. It is okay to ask others for help.
Trust your team. You cannot do everything yourself. Also, you must contribute to be part of a team. We need to trust our team is doing their job, and we must do ours to contribute.
Quit the blame game altogether. Blaming others when things go wrong is one of our minds’ favorite ways to get out of a sticky situation. Part of being personally accountable is taking ownership for mistakes and communicating in a clear and timely manner to those who are affected.