Top 4 Resources to help Leaders Create Accountability

Your team exists to get results; is it getting them? It has an established code of conduct; is everyone living up to it? A leader cannot be all places at once, which is why this job isn't titled "hold people accountable." Savvy leaders build feedback loops and accountability mechanisms to help customers, stakeholders, and teammates hold the team accountable.


Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Carol S. Dweck
You've heard to the saying "there are no dumb questions," but why is it that when it comes time to ask what feels like a dumb question, we often hold back? According to Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., it's because we're acting from a fixed mindset instead of a growth mindset. This book introduces the concept and "guides people toward adopting a deeper, truer growth mindset."


The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

Patrick Lencioni
"Lencioni goes to the very heart of why teams -- even the best ones -- often struggle. He outlines a powerful model and actionable steps that can be used to overcome these common hurdles and build a cohesive, effective team. Just as with his other books, Lencioni has written a compelling fable with a powerful yet deceptively simple message for all those who strive to be exceptional team leaders."


Supportive Accountability: How to Inspire People and Improve Performance

Sylvia Melena
"Some leaders are too harsh. Some are too lenient. Others are completely disengaged from employee performance management. Striking a delicate balance between supportive leadership and accountability is the key to ensuring employees are as effective and productive as possible. Learn a simple but powerful framework that helps leaders create an engaging work environment while promoting accountability and improving performance."


Project Retrospectives: A Handbook for Team Reviews

Normal L. Kerth
"Whether your shop calls them postmortems or postpartums or something else, project retrospectives offer organizations a formal method for preserving the valuable lessons learned from the successes and failures of every project. These lessons and the changes identified by the community will foster stronger teams and savings on subsequent efforts."