Performers, managers and leaders want an environment of accountability – with a results-oriented focus. But holding people accountable so often feels like (or worse, sounds like) scolding. In this article, Pamela Stambaugh, founder of Accountability Pays, shares some suggestions on how to bring fun, play and ease into conversations about accountability. These simple strategies keep conversations positive and lead to higher levels of performance from team members. Remembering to talk about what’s possible, asking for their ideas (and listening to the answers), and connecting them to something meaningful leads your team members to positively embrace accountability, and move you away from discipline, consequences and scolding (none of these are very fun…).
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