Incorporate the practice of being
Do Conflict Differently!
Work with certainty in small batches and resolve variances to drive improvements.
Empower teams with a mandate to create, deliver and resolve a commitment.
Balance the planning requirement with the need to experiment and learn.
As a leader, you deliver through commitments. You may make verbal agreements with the boss or a subordinate. You may sign a large contract with a vendor or send an email to a team or peer. Your network of commitments are critical for your success.
Rigid and undependable links in this network undermine your foundation as a leader.
Optimizing team commitments is worthwhile to empower teams and set the stage for greater success. You'll create an environment where your teams work through challenges, resolve conflicts, take responsibility, keep each other accountable, bring out the best in each other, and build confidence in success.
Be the leader that enjoys seeing others win
Because You know the more they do the more you do
Build on key principles
“On both occasions, it was a software delivery project and the vendor failed to deliver. I have always seen that as 100% their fault. In thinking about shared responsibility, progress and alignment was also mine. Taking corrective action earlier may have avoided the problem at the end. Perhaps I had this accountability all along.”
CEO, Keystone Fund Solutions
“I can think of many times when we failed to deliver what was promised. Most cases the truth is that nobody would have the courage to tell the truth. We, the team, always think that we could pull it off in the end by some miracle. So the news is always … we are on track. A tool to help the team be honest that gives that safe environment would have helped.”
Agile Coach and Management Consultant
"The lack of alignment between the client, the client’s IT department and the third-party developer team resulted in the costs being out of control. With tighter relationships built from sharing accountability plus the Agile practice of iterations every two weeks would have resulted in costs being managed to a minimum."
Facilitator, Executive Adviser.
“When we learn to operate from a place of individual responsibility, not blame, justification, shame, obligation or denial then we are well positioned to build self-awareness and confront our constraints. Imagine the power and support in teams when we all come from this place!"
Leadership Thought-Leader and
Author of “Teamwork Is An Individual Skill”
Our objective is to enable you, a leader, to manage agreements with your teams such that you have a network of empowered, accountable, and aligned teams. And thus you optimize delivery for your organization.
JANA - A collaborative platform for incorp "Being accountable Together"
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