Take 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 Instead of taking people hostage with outdated, heavy-handed, and ineffective methods of management, measurement, and motivation, Radical Accountability focuses on creating an unwavering responsibility for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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