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“Success on any major scale requires you to accept responsibility . . .  In the final analysis, the one quality that all successful people have is the ability to take on responsibility.”

Michael Korda

“Accountability separates the wishers in life from the action-takers that care enough about their future to account for their daily actions.” 

John Di Lemme

Can you hold others accountable? Human Systems expert Judy Ryan focuses on communications needed to make accountability and follow through a common occurrence. Click on the image below to watch this video on accountability.

Judy Ryan opens her presentation talking with the audience about their pre-work, asking if they did or did not do it and more importantly, why? She focuses on the internal and external communication that each had prior to the program, asking each person to consider if what mindset they decided from when making a decision about this request and others. She points out how each party in an exchange has a part to play in the success of the interaction. She focuses on:

  1. How to be authentic in teamwork. Sometimes we act like we are agreeing with someone or avoid responding to them or their request in order to avoid possible conflict, doing something they don’t want or being criticized
  2. A tool to communicate accountably when giving and receiving a request. Not only is it important to make a request with complete clarity, it is equally important to answer a request with complete clarity too.
  3. A tool to communicate frustrations around accountability. Judy shares ways to communicate concerning frustrations in a way that indicates what behavior is causing frustration, why you want things to be different and how to ask for specific behavior changes.
  4. A tool to take responsibility for results you obtain when attempting to gain cooperation. The thermometer exercise demonstrates that we often blame others rather than considering our own inability to be influential or remain determined to become so through trial and error until we achieve success.

In this presentation, Judy Ryan provides participants with many hands-on tools that empower each to take full responsibility for conversations, and ensure they are likely to lead to accountable agreements.

Judy Ryan is owner of LifeWork Systems. She is an award-winning trainer, consultant, coach, keynote presenter and columnist. Judy works with progressive thought leaders, executives and change agents who want to succeed by building healthy culture and highly productive teams. If you would like Judy’s support, you can reach her at Judy@LifeWorkSystems.com or call her at 314.239.4727.

Why People Hire Judy Ryan and LifeWork Systems

Business owners, community leaders, and educators hire Lifework Systems because they want the advantages of an extraordinary workplace and recognize a systems approach ensures consistency and sustainability in the transformation process. They know that conscientious employees grow your business and improve your reputation, giving you competitive advantages. We help organizations instill into every person a common language and toolset for how to participate in a responsibility-based Teal workplace. Visit our website at www.lifeworksystems.com, and click the link at the bottom to complete a culture assessment and schedule your first consult to review a report on your feedback, all at no cost.  You can also contact Judy Ryan at 314.239.4727 or at judy@lifeworksystems.com.

This presentation was delivered at an e4e meeting and can also be found on the website: e4ecommunity.com