Tools to get the job done

by: Anthony Demangone

John Spence has a great talk that he does on accountability.

There are five parts to accountability.

  1. First, you have to communicate the mission and responsibility.
  2. You have to have buy-in from the other person.
  3. You have to give that person the authority and tools needed to get the job done.
  4. You have to track progress.
  5. And then you have to address where the person is against their goal.

John notes that everybody focuses on numbers 4 and 5, but far fewer focus on 1, 2 and 3.

I couldn’t agree more. 

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