Accountability

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Management without accountability is not management.  It is something else.  Perhaps chaos and failure.  Accountability can be seen as a mental technology -  one that may be enhanced through practice and become a skill.  Though we try and enhance the rate of accountability through external factors and consequences, it it important to know that accountability is an internal phenomenon.  What is generated internally may be enhanced internally as well.  Dr. Motaghy suggest a method of enhancing personal and professional accountability through observation and reflection on ones thoughts.    According to her all actions originate from the mind.  Knowing this, she believes everyone including managers can enhance their accountability by training their mind.  In fact, accountability starts in the mind before our thoughts manifest into choices and choices into actions.  This mind training involves a daily practice of mindfulness.  As a mindfulness practitioner, a leader in COMANDTM can clearly see her thoughts and see which thought she chooses and see the outcome clearly including the impact and consequences of those choices & actions . Hence, selecting choices and decisions that at worst case, cause the least amount of negative results  and whenever possible considering choices that produce well-being for all involved.

Some call this moral or ethical behavior.   In fact all aspects of the COMANDTM model bring our attention to one most important natural law. The law of cause an effect. Some call it “Karma”, others call it, “what goes around comes around.” Basically, there is no escaping the outcome of one's choices.

The technology in Accountability is the ability to account for cause and effect of all actions.  This is a skill that may be developed quite effectively.  The more skilled a person is at accounting for different stages of events beginning at in the thought stage, the more productive, effective and satisfied the person becomes.  This mental technology and skill helps prevent harm before actions are taken or not taken and provides the means for appropriate actions after the fact.  To develop accountability, we practice and cultivate Clear Understanding, Wise Speech, and Wise Actions in order to make the one best choice that is committed to well-being, regardless of the who, the what, and the why.

Our leadership seminars and workshops provide in-dept training sessions to cultivate and strengthen one's accountability.  See our Calendar for these workshops / seminars.