Without a priority the Whirlwind wins! Each day you face a myriad of tasks involving your “day job.” Everything you do day-to-day robs you from focusing on the really important things that are important but not urgent.
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In our Rockefeller Habits recommend weekly meetings agenda there is a specific time focused on accountabilities. We discussed previously the value of peer pressure in these meetings in Accountability - Three Reasons Group Meetings Produce Better. Check it out to discover the three reasons group meetings do better at accountability.
It’s appropriate to discuss responsibility and accountability immediately after the first week of the NCAA tournament. The most recent report by Challenger, Gray & Christmas, 2014 report indicates employers "stand to lose at least $1.2 billion for every unproductive work hour during the first week of the tournament."
What is preventing your business from growing? Why do only .3% of the nearly 30 Million US businesses every get beyond $10 Million dollars?
How do you measure accountability?
As a leader the biggest kick I received was seeing my people succeed. Years ago while still in the broadcasting field I attended an industry conference in Dallas. There a former sales person approached me and fawned over the training and experience she’d gained working for me. She was now a radio station general manager and doing extremely well for a sizeable radio station group in Minnesota. I was overwhelmed. I had no idea how well she had done, nor would she attribute much of her success to my contribution.
There are a lot of reasons to not like meetings. This is certainly the case if they are ill defined, lack structure, and are devoid of purpose.
I’m a history lover and perhaps the story I offer today will not make the same point it made on me. Hopefully this Civil War recounting will help you understand the value of clarity, the importance of everyone’s oars moving in the same direction, and how despite setbacks you can achieve success through persistence and determination.