In previous articles I have indicated that legitimate leadership based on the Care and Growth of subordinates is ultimately concerned with cultivating the accountability of the subordinate. We argued that this accountability would only hold if the following conditions are met: That the person has the means and the ability […]
Distressingly, by and large, the answers to the question are very uniform. They are variations of the theme that ‘leadership is about achieving a result through people.
A victim is a person who accounts for misfortune in their lives on the basis of what the other does to them. Overcoming victim-hood requires accountability.
Executives and managers call such an interest “micro-managing”. They feel that it is not their job to involve themselves in the job of their subordinates, their job is to ensure that the subordinates achieve the required results.
It has to be clear, however, that what we put forward as accountability is not the same thing as holding people accountable for results.