To be completely honest, I’m not a big fan of the term “holding people accountable”. I would rather “keep them focused”. It takes all the micro-management tactics out of the relationship but allows people to remain successful.
But back to reality, everyone’s not successful. Sometimes the reason is because they don’t want success because it means too much hard work. The internal drive is absent. This is when you must make them successful by holding them accountable.
The hardest people to hold accountable are:
- Those who are really helpful
- Those who are really defensive or act angry
- Those who have real or fake health problems
- Those who have a relationship with someone that has authority over you