As I just mentioned, this week we’re talking about Accountability to Yourself and Others. Let’s start with my definition of accountability. I prefer to use the definition of accountability as: “taking or being assigned responsibility for something that you have done or something you are supposed to do.” Allow me to add some detail to that definition. Accountability to yourself is when you take responsibility for what you have told yourself you will do. And Accountability to others is when you take responsibility for something you have told others you will do. It seems pretty straight forward, but many of us fail at one or both of these on a regular basis. I’m going to give you six ways to improve your accountability to yourself and others. These are: Be detailed, Write it down, Keep Track, Tell Others, Follow Up, and Break Your Mold.

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