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Becoming an Accountable Professional


Overview/Description
Target Audience
Prerequisites
Expected Duration
Lesson Objectives
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Overview/Description
Most employees in business organizations must answer to someone else. From the top of the organization chart to the bottom, nearly every manager and employee must look to a supervisor, a director, or even a customer to establish priorities, assign tasks, set deadlines, and evaluate results. Whoever gives this direction is called the boss. On one level, the boss decides how employees will perform their jobs. How well an employee meets requirements set by the boss determines whether that employee succeeds or fails, receives rewards or penalties, and earns praise or criticism. On another level however, the judgment of an external boss isn't enough to make a job personally fulfilling and rewarding. That's something all employees of an organization decide for themselves. Everyone who works must also answer to an inner boss, a personal, internal voice that provides guidance on whether a job is worth doing and whether it is done well. Accepting personal accountability for your work means your inner boss sets demanding standards and that you're willing to commit to meeting those standards and answer for the results of your work. In this course, you'll learn how to listen to your own inner boss, how to identify your internal standards, how to create a plan to meet those standards, and how to apply your inner boss's guidance to gain more control over your work, your goals, and your future.

Target Audience
Members of business organizations who want to increase their effectiveness at work while exercising more control over their own day-to-day activities and improving their ability to meet long-term personal career goals.

Prerequisites
None

Expected Duration (hours)
0.5

Lesson Objectives

Becoming an Accountable Professional

  • recognize the intrinsic rewards of being an accountable professional
  • distinguish traits of accountable people
  • identify examples of people taking on responsibility
  • recognize the behaviors of unaccountable people
  • describe how to build accountability within a team
  • identify actions that encourage accountability in others
  • establish clear expectations to promote accountability
  • maintain accountability and professionalism at work
  • Course Number:
    pe_05_a01_bs_enus