7 Ways to Practice Accountability With Heart

You elevate your leadership when you express your heart.

Weak leaders hide from heart. All they care about is the bottom line.

Heart is the strongest thing about you. You project strength when you declare your heart.

 

Heart expresses noble reasons.

What noble reasons do you have for accountability, initiative, engagement, or ownership? Let’s focus on accountability as an example.

A rudimentary reason for accountability:

Accountability in its base form is about getting things done. But it’s heartless if leadership is only about getting things done.

When accountability is only about getting things done, it’s pushy, self-serving, manipulative, and unsatisfying.

7 heart-based reasons for accountability:

Heart-based reasons honor your best self and serve the best interest of others.

#1. Trust.

Your heart might say, “I want us to trust each other. Accountability demonstrates that we count on each other.”

#2. Stability.

Your heart might say, “Accountability builds stable environments. Stability provides predictability. Chaos prevails when we aren’t accountable to each other.”

#3. Humility.

Your heart might say, “It’s humbling to hold ourselves accountable.”

Mutual accountability levels the playing field.

#4. Pride.

Your heart might say, “I want everyone to feel proud that we depend on each other. There’s no self-respect when you let others down.”

#5. Enjoyment.

Your heart might say, “I want us to enjoy coming to work. Work is more enjoyable when we all do what we say.”

#6. Teamwork.

Your heart might say, “I want us to feel like we’re all pulling together. There’s no teamwork when we can’t depend on each other.”

#7. Connection.

Your heart might say, “I want us to feel like we’re part of something bigger than ourselves. So lets be accountable to each other.”

Heart-based reasons provide clarity, focus, and energy for teams.

Why do we sometimes see lack of heart in leadership?

What heart-based reasons might you have for accountability, initiative, engagement, or ownership?