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3 Ways to Earn Influence and Promote Accountability

“I want to lose 20 pounds.”

“I want a promotion at work.”

“I want others to act on what I say.”

Do you ever consider how many times we say we want something, and stop short of achieving it? It’s like making a New Year’s Resolution that you know won’t last beyond January.

Eventually, we lose trust in our ability to deliver on promises we’ve made ourselves.

The same holds true with others.

How many times have you said you would deliver on a project by a certain date, or respond to an email by a certain time, only to fall short of following through.

It erodes trust others have in us and weakens our ability to influence people to act.

Accountability is the game changer for growing our influence. It’s that moment where we eliminate all the excuses and commit to following through.

If you want to turn your promises into action, you must:

  1. Own your commitment. Just as if you made a promise to show up to your kids’ game or recital, you must show up for yourself and others. No matter the size or significance of your promise, own your words.
  2. Reiterate your commitment to others, reminding them you take commitments seriously enough to follow through.
  3. Stop “trying,” just do. “Try” is a non-committal word. Ask any kid you know what it means when their parents use the word “try” and they’ll say it won’t happen. If you say you will do something, do it. If you are reluctant to commit, then don’t.

Our clients saw a 30% increased ability to hold themselves accountable after attending our sessions. They acquired the tools and skills to consistently deliver so others could count on them to be leaders of their word.

Stop falling short of achieving the goals you set out for you and your team. Learn the skills required to be accountable so you can influence others to act!


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