No matter what goal you’re trying to reach, you need accountability partners to help you get there. And while having mutual accountability between you and the company you work for is vital to your overall success, it’s equally (if not more) essential to have a culture of peer-to-peer accountability.
Let’s face it: there’s nothing easy about starting over again. Whether you’re settling in a new city, entering another relationship, or back on the job market, hitting the reset button can often feel like you’ve taken two steps forward and one step back.
If you’ve ever experienced kindness in the workplace or met kind leaders like the CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, you know the kind of positive impact this trait alone can have on you and your organization.
As a former people pleaser, I spent many years making (or should I say trying to make) my bosses and teams happy. But after a while, I realized that nothing good comes from repeatedly sacrificing myself for what someone else wants or needs. If anything, it’s the very thing that keeps me and everyone else from moving forward.
You (yes, y-o-u) have to take matters into your own hands and hold your company accountable for its actions. Not only is doing so the responsible thing to do, but it will positively impact your organization by improving trust, enhancing productivity, and ultimately creating a better company to work for regardless of your position.