145: Rethinking Accountability — How to Use It to Help Your People Unlock Their Strengths | with Jonathan Raymond

by Monica Harrison on October 1, 2016

41PWDb+q3rL._SX335_BO1,204,203,200_Leaders everywhere talk about accountability, but nobody is defining what it really means — and more importantly, breaking it down into a set of skills that people could learn and apply. Accountability is about helping people unlock their strengths.

In this podcast, Jonathan and Jesse discuss how you can have far more powerful conversations with the people on your team, blending professional and personal growth in a way where everybody wins. We also talk about how you can engage those same individuals and get things moving in the right direction. The discussion includes the five-step Accountability Dial:

  • The Mention
  • The Invitation
  • The Conversation
  • The Boundary
  • The Limit

As a leader, you’re focused on making a positive impact on the world and your customers.

The way to get people to be engaged is to be more engaged with them.

Personal and professional growth are one in the same. That’s the assertion behind Jonathan Raymond’s new book, Good Authority: How to Become the Leader Your Team Is Waiting For.

According to Jonathan, company cultures that will thrive in the future are the ones led by individuals who see fostering the personal growth of their team as their primary mission.

He invites us to reexamine our assumptions about the role of leaders and how culture and personal growth actually happen.

Jonathan Raymond is the author of the new book Good Authority: How to Become the Leader Your Team Is Waiting For. Jonathan is the former CEO and Chief Brand Officer of EMyth (the company behind the famous book), where he led the transformation of a global coaching brand. He is principal of Refound, a company that provides training and mentoring for owners, executives, and managers.

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