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Jan 22, 2020

Why is accountability such an important leadership principle?

When you make people accountable for their actions, you're effectively teaching them to value their work. When done right, accountability can increase your team members' skills and confidence-- an instant respect generator as stated by Liz,our guest.

Liz Wiltsie is a professional business consultant and coach with diverse industry experience, ranging from documentary filmmaking, small business technology, and education administration.

She has been mentoring and coaching Millennials and Gen Z for 13 years and brings a unique perspective because of her time in business, tech, and education. Her super-power is breaking complex topics down into actionable insight. 


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Key Takeaways:

“If you are willing to say, ‘here's what I did, here's what went wrong. Here's how it impacted people, here's my actual apology to the people I impacted.’ Then, you have those people at the top starting to really model that behavior. And so the people below them learn that the world doesn't end if they make a mistake.” Liz Wiltsie

“The idea that like having someone who's in any sort of position of power, apologize. It's an absolute sort of overnight respect generator.”  – Liz Wiltsie

“If they're willing to be accountable, then folks who are working for them are like, ‘Oh, I'm valuable. I'm valuable in this situation because this person apologized for something having gone wrong to me.” Liz Wiltsie


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