You already are…

One of the worst phrases I hear routinely coming out of the mouths of my clients and countless practice participants is around holding teammates accountable. Seems there are a lot of positional leaders and individual contributors who shy away from being accountable for holding themselves and their teammates accountable. Are you still with me? Here’s my ccd response to every leader who say’s, when it comes to holding people accountable, “I don’t want to be that guy.”

You already are.

Lead anything and you will be forced to be that guy – the guy who takes responsibility for himself and holds his team to whatever is the appropriate performance metrics. Lead anything and you are gonna have to have hard convo’s. Fact. If you don’t want to be that guy, don’t take the job. And, if you already are a leader – You already are that guy. Good…

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