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Decisive Leadership

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Wintrip Consulting Group : Take No PrisonersTake No Prisoners is a free weekly memo from Scott Wintrip that explores how Radical Accountability prospers companies and changes lives. Instead of taking people hostage with outdated, heavy-handed, and ineffective methods of management, measurement, and motivation, Radical Accountability focuses on creating an unwavering responsibility for getting done what matters most.

When making decisions, people strive to get them right. Never have I met a competent leader or employee who purposely attempted to make the wrong choice. We each do our best when we have to make up our minds. 

Thinking and deciding are straight forward unless we complicate them with over-analysis or under-utilization of our cognitive abilities. Radical Accountability for decisions provides us with a four-step approach for eliminating these human tendencies:

Stop…any task or activity that has nothing to do with the decision at hand. Distracted decision making is just as dangerous as distracted driving. 

Breathe…and feed the brain with oxygen. Just a few breaths enriches the intellect, slows down any nervous energy, reduces emotional reactions, and increases presence and use of all of your faculties. 

Think…about the desired outcome. When dealing with an area outside your expertise, think about whose input on that outcome would help, and ask for their experience and wisdom. Using others’ insights and your own intellect, make a choice that is the most efficient and effective way to create the desired outcome. 

Act…immediately once a decision has been made. 

Even if you later learn that a different decision is a better one, you can never fault yourself when you make decisions with Radical Accountability. You always have the option and ability to take any decision and adjust it to make it right. 

This Week’s Radical Accountability Activating Action: Adopt and use Stop, Breathe, Think, and Act as your method for all decisions from now on. 


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What is Radical Accountability?

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Wintrip Consulting Group : Take No PrisonersTake No Prisoners is a free weekly memo from Scott Wintrip that explores how Radical Accountability prospers companies and changes lives. Instead of taking people hostage with outdated, heavy-handed, and ineffective methods of management, measurement, and motivation, Radical Accountability focuses on creating an unwavering responsibility for getting done what matters most.

A growing number of leaders are becoming interested in something better—better results, less labor intensity, increased employee engagement, or a higher level of personal responsibility, just to name a few of their most common aspirations. Which has led them to ask about Radical Accountability and how to attain it.

Here are four of the core tenets of Radical Accountability:

Radical Accountability insists we tell our truth, even if we’re afraid it’ll piss someone off. This does not mean we have permission to say whatever we want, however we want; Direct Compassion is part of our code in the practice of Radical Accountability. Read more on this tenet

Radical Accountability requires expeditious, mutual forgiveness for our shared humanity. We are all going to screw up. As a result, we must apologize quickly and forgive even faster. Given our fallible natures, we should seize every misstep, misspoken word, and innocent blunder as the opportunity it is-a moment to connect at a deeper level with a follow human being. This applies to all relationships, business and personal alike. Read more on this tenet

Radical Accountability doesn’t enable technological co-dependency or automation anorexia. People who practice Radical Accountability use technology just enough, but never so much that it consumes them to the point of distraction, becoming almost like an addiction—Cyberholism. Read more on this tenet

Radical Accountability promotes faithful leadership over fearful leadership. For those who manage leaders who lead by fear, stop putting up with this. You’re culpable if you don’t. Set clear standards and expectations for a positive approach of unwavering responsibility. Hold your leaders to improving and meeting this standard. If they can’t, let them go. Move on. Read more on this tenet

This Week’s Radical Accountability Activating Action: Pick the tenet which “speaks” to you the most and take action this week to instill it within your culture.


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